Sometimes Truth is Stranger Than Fiction

| January 10, 2013

Ran across this little gem today:

For those of us fighting for our traditional rights, the US 2nd Amendment is a rare light in an ever darkening room. Governments will use the excuse of trying to protect the people from maniacs and crime, but are in reality, it is the bureaucrats protecting their power and position. In all cases where guns are banned, gun crime continues and often increases. As for maniacs, be it nuts with cars (NYC, Chapel Hill NC), swords (Japan), knives (China) or home made bombs (everywhere), insane people strike. They throw acid (Pakistan, UK), they throw fire bombs (France), they attack. What is worse, is, that the best way to stop a maniac is not psychology or jail or “talking to them”, it is a bullet in the head, that is why they are a maniac, because they are incapable of living in reality or stopping themselves.

Is the above from an NRA staffer?  Or from some “right-wing gun nut”?

Hardly.  The above is from a column published in Pravda.  Yes, that Pravda – the one published in the former Soviet Union.

People in the former Soviet Union know a thing or two about how sanctioned government oppression works, and what allows it.  We should listen to them.

The entire article is worth a read.  It’s also worth sharing.

Category: Guns

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  1. H1 says:

    Shared also.
    My money quote was:
    “However, in the city alone, at that time, lived over 30,000 military officers (both active and retired), all with their own issued weapons and ammunition, plus tens of thousands of other citizens who were armed. The Soviets promised to leave them all alone if they did not intervene. They did not and for that were asked afterwards to come register themselves and their weapons: where they were promptly shot.”

  2. Keith_Indy says:

    Took a trip to Walmart gun section and the old timers (WWII & Korean vets) were saying they get his guns when he runs out of ammo.

    And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family?

    Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?

    After all, you knew ahead of time that those bluecaps were out at night for no good purpose. And you could be sure ahead of time that you’d be cracking the skull of a cutthroat. Or what about the Black Maria [Government limo] sitting out there on the street with one lonely chauffeur — what if it had been driven off or its tires spiked.

    The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt!

    Alexander Solzhenitsyn, The GULAG Archipelago

  3. Whitey_wingnut says:

    More people should know the consequences of what happens, but they are being taught that Comunism is great now in school.

  4. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    It’s too bad that the commies can figure this out and many of our own people can’t….

  5. NHSparky says:

    VOV–it’s because we didn’t listen to the words of Reagan. We didn’t preserve freedom, and now we’re paying the price.

  6. Bam Bam says:

    From the mouth of those that know… ’nuff said.

  7. PintoNag says:

    As strange as it may sound, the Russians may now become our closest friends. Their experiences, shared with us, will prevent us from re-inventing the wheel.

  8. Just Plain Jason says:

    I just think that we need to start having congressional leaders gut the budgets of the Security Details of all of government. If they are going to disarm us lets disarm them.

  9. The Other Whitey says:

    I am seriously afraid of what may happen. If we are disarmed, we are stripped of the ability and the RIGHT to defend ourselves and our families; we become peasants. That right there is a victimization. Now I don’t want a revolution or violence of any kind, but I will defend my family to my last bullet, my last blade, my last breath, my last drop of blood. To any who want to confiscate my weapons I ask: is it worth YOUR life? Because if you want them so bad, you’re gonna have to dig them out from under the pile of brass that I will die in, and to get there you’ll have to climb over lots of bodies of those who came before you. Is your false sense of perceived security and moral superiority worth that?