Why must all decent non-violent people fight against "gun control"? Why is the right to keep and bear arms truly a fundamental individual right? You can find the answers in this new book.
People frequently ask why we are so dedicated to our cause? This book answers that question by collecting the key facts and arguments in one place.
People have asked us to present the whole JPFO argument in one place. We have done it. Available now in an easy-reading format and a handy size, the new book is entitled Death by Gun Control: The Human Cost of Victim Disarmament.
The message is simple: Disarmed people are neither free nor safe - they become the criminals' prey and the tyrants' playthings. When the civilians are defenseless and their government goes bad, however, thousands and millions of innocents die.
Professor R.J. Rummel, author of the monumental book Death by Government, said: "Concentrated political power is the most dangerous thing on earth." For power to concentrate and become dangerous, the citizens must be disarmed.
What disarms the citizens? The idea of "gun control." It's the idea that only the government has the right to possess firearms, and that citizens have no unalienable right to use force to defend against aggression.
Death by Gun Control carefully examines the "gun control" idea: its meaning, its purposes, its effects. It comes in many forms, but in every form it enables the evildoers and works against righteous defense.
The Mother of All Stats
The Human Cost of "Gun Control" Ideas
|Government||Dates||Targets||Civilians Killed||"Gun Control" Laws||Features of Over-all "Gun Control" scheme|
|Ottoman Turkey||1915-1917||Armenians |
|1-1.5 million||Art. 166, Pen. Code, 1866 |
& 1911 Proclamation, 1915
|• Permits required •Government list of owners |
•Ban on possession
|Soviet Union||1929-1945||Political opponents; |
|20 million||Resolutions, 1918 |
Decree, July 12, 1920
Art. 59 & 182, Pen. code, 1926
|•Licensing of owners |
•Ban on possession
|Nazi Germany |
& Occupied Europe
|1933-1945||Political opponents; |
|20 million||Law on Firearms & Ammun., 1928 |
Weapon Law, March 18, 1938
Regulations against Jews, 1938
|•Registration & Licensing |
•Stricter handgun laws
•Ban on possession
|China, Nationalist||1927-1949||Political opponents; |
army conscripts; others
|10 million||Art. 205, Crim. Code, 1914 |
Art. 186-87, Crim. Code, 1935
|•Government permit system |
•Ban on private ownership
|China, Red||1949-1952 |
|Political opponents; |
Enemies of the state
|20-35 million||Act of Feb. 20, 1951 |
Act of Oct. 22, 1957
|•Prison or death to "counter-revolutionary criminals" and anyone resisting any government program |
•Death penalty for supply guns to such "criminals"
|Guatemala||1960-1981||Mayans & other Indians; |
|Decree 36, Nov 25 •Act of 1932 |
Decree 386, 1947
Decree 283, 1964
|•Register guns & owners •Licensing with high fees |
•Prohibit carrying guns
•Bans on guns, sharp tools
|300,000||Firearms Ordinance, 1955 |
Firearms Act, 1970
|•Register all guns & owners •Licenses for transactions |
•Warrantless searches •Confiscation powers
|1975-1979||Educated Persons; |
|2 million||Art. 322-328, Penal Code |
Royal Ordinance 55, 1938
|•Licenses for guns, owners, ammunition & transactions |
•Photo ID with fingerprints
•License inspected quarterly
|Rwanda||1994||Tutsi people||800,000||Decree-Law No. 12, 1979||•Register guns, owners, ammunition •Owners must justify need •Concealable guns illegal •Confiscating powers|
When the gun prohibitionists quote a statistic about how many people are killed by firearms misuse, the discussion sometimes bogs down into whose crime stats to believe and how to count crimes vs. the defensive firearm uses. Death by Gun Control works on a level that nobody can dispute: documented world history.
In the 20th Century:Governments murdered four times as many civilians as were killed in all the international and domestic wars combined. Governments murdered millions more people than were killed by common criminals.
How could governments kill so many people? The governments had the power - and the people, the victims, were unable to resist. The victims were unarmed.
Truth They Cannot Refute
Death by Gun Control delivers the essential - and gut wrenching -- truth that the anti-self defense "gun control" advocates never try to refute. They simply cannot refute the facts or the formula.
Here's the Formula: Hatred + Government + Disarmed Civilians = Genocide
What makes the argument so powerful? Two factors. First, it makes common sense: unarmed defenseless people have no hope against armed aggressors. Second, it states the historical truth: evil governments did wipe out 170,000,000 innocent non-military lives in the 20th Century alone.
Using the facts in Death by Gun Control, you can take down the enemies of the Bill of Rights. The rights-destroyers have no answers to these facts. They have no excuses for their killer ideas.
JPFO's work has already borne fruit. John R. Bolton, an under-Secretary of State for the United States, this year urged the United Nations to recognize how an "oppressed non-state group defending itself from a genocidal government" will need ready access to firearms. Mr. Bolton might have been the first U.S. official in modern history to have argued to the UN that private citizens might need to be armed against their own killer governments.
Paul Harvey, the world-renowned and much admired radio commentator, last year reportedly broadcast the JPFO-produced facts linking "gun control" to the genocide of millions of unarmed civilians. Country by country, Mr. Harvey counted the murdered victims of civilian disarmament policies.
Our new book could inspire other opinion-makers to join the chorus. Chapters in the book teach about:The essential meaning of "gun control" The Genocide Formula The laws and policies that led to mega murder in Cambodia, China, Nazi Germany, Guatemala, Rwanda, Ottoman Turkey, Uganda, USSR Zimbabwe's land invasions and firearms confiscations Soaring crime in Britain after gun prohibition Violence and police state polices in Japan The right and duty of armed self-defense in Judaism and both Protestant and Catholic Christianity Racist roots of "gun control" in America The United Nations program to disarm civilians worldwide Police state polices that condition Americans to accept victim disarmament.