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Opinion

January 21, 2013

THE PEOPLE SPEAK – Gun control leads to exterminations

1911 — Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians were exterminated.

1929 — The Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents were exterminated.

1935 — China established gun control. From 1948 to 1952, about 20 million political dissidents were exterminated.

1938 — Germany established gun control. From 1939 to 1945, 13 million Jews were exterminated.

Thanks to gun control 56 million people were exterminated in the 20th century. Should I go on? Guatemala, Uganda, Cambodia? Could this happen in the United States? Yes!

On Jan. 1, 2012, the Nation Defense Authorization Act was signed. In this bill is explicit authority to indefinitely detain U.S. citizens with out due process. That is a clear violation of the fourth, fifth, and sixth amendments.

On March 16, 2012, the president signed executive order “National Defense Resources Preparedness Act.” This gives the president the power to declare martial law.

H.R. 347 was signed into law during March 2012. The “federal restricted building and ground improvement act.” This gives the Secret Service the right to designate a no-speech zone for anyone that they are assigned to protect. The government says this is a no trespassing bill. This bill, based on the content of the speech, gives the Secret Service the right to arrest and charge you with a felony.

“They that can give up essential liberty to maintain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty or safety,” Benjamin Franklin (1759).

JOHN S. COOPER

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