The Aurora, Colorado theatre massacre which took the lives of 12 has many people weighing in on the subject of guns. Author Salman Rushdie tweeted, "The 'right to bear arms' is the real Bane of America." I will respectfully disagree with this overrated individual who should know better after hiding from the Islamists trying to fulfill a fatwa and behead him. There are many psychos in the world today and the only defense against them is non-psychos armed to the teeth. When James Holmes walked into that crowded theatre, he could have been stopped in his tracks after his first flash of gunfire had there been someone armed with a licensed concealed weapon in the vicinity.
I am not, however, a fan of guns. I am terrified of them. I am not a member of the NRA but I have defended this organization in the past and fully support the Second Amendment. I do so because I have studied history and the very first thing that dictators do to assume power is disarm the populace. It happened in Nazi Germany, Maoist China and Castro's Cuba.
One year after Australia, using lists of licensed owners, confiscated over 600,000 guns from its citizens, criminal activity and assaults against women and the elderly increased dramatically. Armed robberies were up 44 percent. What a surprise.
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