Only Tyrannical Regimes Disarm the Populace

John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, who was also an ivy league scholar and lifetime member of the NRA, once said in a statement in April of 1960 that, “The (2nd) Amendment still remains an important declaration of our basic civilian-military relationships, in which every citizen must be ready to participate in his country. For that reason I believe the Second Amendment will always be important.”

Despite his designation as a Democrat, President Kennedy did seem to have a strong understanding of the Second amendment, and validated its importance in protecting one’s family. In Fidel Castro’s second recorded speech as the dictator of Cuba, Castro stated,“guns could disappear from the streets as soon as possible, because when we are not confronted by the enemy, there is no need to fight anyone…no one has a right to have a private army…I will resolve all problems without shedding a drop of blood.” The ruthless dictator, who brainwashed people to believe that “government” is the solution to all problems, began confiscating guns of rival revolutionary groups, then political agitators, and eventually every Cuban citizen. Despite Castro promising mothers that they will no longer have to weep for their children, Castro’s firing squad and their subsequent executions, in addition to other wartime occurrences and acts of violence, have amounted to the death of nearly 9,675 Cubans since January 1, 1959. Rudolph J. Rummel, a professor of political science at the University of Hawaii, estimates the number of political executions to lie between the interval of 4,000 to 33,000 citizens from 1958-1987. With Cuba’s small population, the regime murdered more political prisoners in its first three years in power than Hitler murdered in his first six; the regime also jailed political prisoners at a higher rate than Stalin. The Cuban people simply could not ignite a revolution and were defenseless against a totalitarian regime due to its limited access to firearms.

Adolf Hitler once said, “Conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing.” The German Reich did not recognize anything similar to that of the Second Amendment to the U.S Constitution, which allowed the liberal Weimar republic of Germany to enact its first comprehensive gun law which allowed the seizure of firearms from political opponents, mostly comprised of those with Jewish minority backgrounds. An SA Oberführer, also known as a senior leader, stated in an ordinance that anyone who possessed a military rifle or handgun was a public enemy unless he or she was a member of a Nazi-approved organization. Cuba and Germany were not the only oppressive countries who had complete control of their population’s firearms; Joseph Stalin, Benito Mussolini, Mao Tse-tung, Pol Pot, and Hugo Chavez all contributed, in one way or another, to the legislated suppression of the right to own and bear firearms. 

Communists unanimously agree that the best way to seize and control a peaceful democratic country is to eliminate gun ownership, which would ensure a swift and easy takeover. The defenseless populations from all communist countries left 100 million men, women, and children dead.

The Hollywood elite often compare President Donald J. Trump to “Hitler”, including Sarah Silverman, Tom Green, and Louis CK. Since we live in a democratic nation, the utterance of this statement is permissible thanks to our freedom of speech, which is a fundamental right in the United States. However, what if the naysayers are correct and President Trump is “literally Hitler” and he attempts to take over the country with the US Army? If this hypothetical scenario was presented to an anti-gun civilization, we the people could do absolutely nothing to defend ourselves. Americans would have to rely on shovels, slingshots, pepper spray, and sticks to defend themselves and their loved ones against a trillion dollar military.

The Second Amendment was placed in our Constitution to protect American citizens from tyrannical and oppressive despotic regimes, by allowing them to bear arms, not only to secure their own freedom, but also the freedom of their families. We cannot change the fundamental principles on which our country was founded on under any circumstances. With liberty, freedom, and protection the United States of America will forever be prosperous.


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