Allan Walker Jr.

Hilton Head Island Packet, SC
Jan 8 2008

The Second Amendment to the Constitution as written by our nation's
Founding Fathers states that "the right of the people to keep and
bear arms shall not be infringed." James Madison, the author, praised
"the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the
people of almost every other nation."

A look at the history of gun control confirms their insight. In 1911,
Turkey established gun control; 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend
themselves, were exterminated. In 1929, the Soviet Union established
gun control; more than 20 million dissidents were exterminated. In
1935, China established gun control and 20 million political dissidents
were exterminated. In 1938, Germany established gun control;

13 million Jews and others were exterminated. In 1956, Cambodia
established gun control; one million people exterminated. In 1964,
Guatemala established gun control; 100,000 Mayan Indians were
exterminated. In 1970, Uganda established gun control; 300,000
Christians were exterminated.

Violent crime has increased in Australia, Canada and Great Britain
following adoption of legislation restricting firearms. Contrast this
with the fact that gun ownership U.S. citizens is at an all-time high,
and "right-to-carry" laws have been implemented in 40 states.

And violent crimes have fallen dramatically. The most flagrant
exception to this trend is in Washington (murder capital of the U.S.)
and New York City, where you have the most restrictive "gun control"
laws in the country.

Yes, our Founding Fathers knew exactly what they were doing when they
wrote the Second Amendment.