It is absolutely tragic to me that Americans have to be reminded by people that have first hand experience of the very problems our 2nd amendment was supposed to protect us from of how wrong it is to bow down to the wishes of the tyrannical:
This will probably come as a total shock to most of my Western readers, but at one point, Russia was one of the most heavily armed societies on earth. This was, of course, when we were free under the Tsar. Weapons, from swords and spears to pistols, rifles and shotguns were everywhere, common items. People carried them concealed, they carried them holstered. Fighting knives were a prominent part of many traditional attires and those little tubes criss crossing on the costumes of Cossacks and various Caucasian peoples? Well those are bullet holders for rifles.
Various armies, such as the Poles, during the Смута (Times of Troubles), or Napoleon, or the Germans even as the Tsarist state collapsed under the weight of WW1 and Wall Street monies, found that holding Russian lands was much much harder than taking them and taking was no easy walk in the park but a blood bath all its own. In holding, one faced an extremely well armed and aggressive population Hell bent on exterminating or driving out the aggressor.
This well armed population was what allowed the various White factions to rise up, no matter how disorganized politically and militarily they were in 1918 and wage a savage civil war against the Reds. It should be noted that many of these armies were armed peasants, villagers, farmers and merchants, protecting their own. If it had not been for Washington’s clandestine support of and for the Reds, history would have gone quite differently.
Moscow fell, for example, not from a lack of weapons to defend it, but from the lying guile of the Reds. Ten thousand Reds took Moscow and were opposed only by some few hundreds of officer cadets and their instructors. Even then the battle was fierce and losses high. 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.
Of course being savages, murderers and liars does not mean being stupid and the Reds learned from their Civil War experience. One of the first things they did was to disarm the population. From that point, mass repression, mass arrests, mass deportations, mass murder, mass starvation were all a safe game for the powers that were. The worst they had to fear was a pitchfork in the guts or a knife in the back or the occasional hunting rifle. Not much for soldiers.
To this day, with the Soviet Union now dead 21 years, with a whole generation born and raised to adulthood without the SU, we are still denied our basic and traditional rights to self defense. Why? We are told that everyone would just start shooting each other and crime would be everywhere….but criminals are still armed and still murdering and too often, especially in the far regions, those criminals wear the uniforms of the police. The fact that everyone would start shooting is also laughable when statistics are examined.
While President Putin pushes through reforms, the local authorities, especially in our vast hinterland, do not feel they need to act like they work for the people. They do as they please, a tyrannical class who knows they have absolutely nothing to fear from a relatively unarmed population. This in turn breeds not respect but absolute contempt and often enough, criminal abuse.
I have no doubt that the current WH is after guns for the same reason the Reds disarmed the peoples of their new utopian U.S.S.R. back in the day: it is much easier to abuse an unarmed people. Fast & Furious backfired. The LSM and a dysfunctional DOJ have helped these tyrants hide what they where doing from the people. All this bleating about how they care about the children and want to prevent more such tragedies is nothing but a disgusting attempt to capitalize on tragedy too push their agenda further. Anyone pretending otherwise is an accomplice in the lie or, to use terminology from one of the most famous and brutal masters of the Red utopian revolution, Uncle Joe, a fucking useful idiot. Nothing they propose will stop a determined killer, be they evil, insane, or both, from killing, and the argument that if it makes killing more difficult it is a good thing, basically reveals that these idiots really want you to believe the problem is with law abiding citizens owning firearms in the first place.
The good news is that stories like this one, or this one, ore even this one, abound. It tells me that we still, despite the results of the last election that show clearly how the number of makers has been overcome by that of the takers, enough people in this country left that know why Americans, up until recently at least, have experienced prosperity and freedom, while the rest of the world has been mired in shit and seen governments abuse, oppress, and mass murder their disarmed populations.
These opportunist tyrant-wannabes and their sycophantic propagandists in the media could not have prayed for a better excuse to both distract people from their economy destroying plans, or to be used to turn public opinion against the recent SCOTUS ruling that shot down their previous attempts to violate the 2nd amendment, to do more gun grabbing. I firmly believe that it is not a coincidence that actual facts and details of what happened during this tragedy have stopped coming out either. The story remains murky, and I now believe that any details that might show the problem was the idiotic notion that declaring anything a “gun free zone”, under the penalty of law, and then believing it would deter a determined criminal or psycho, or of how people where actually killed and with what weapon that would undermine the narrative, is being held back so the gun grabbers can continue to advance the notion that disarming law abiding citizens will prevent senseless killings from happening again.
The gun grabbers are playing us all for fools. It’s a double whammy; they are using this tragedy and their feigned concern about “the chilrun” as an excuse to disarm law abiding citizens as well as distracting us from the fact that their wealth redistribution schemes result in abysmal economic outcomes. I wish I had a Green TV network to sell to some rich oil people.