Quote of the day—Robert Verbruggen

[W]hen a government has the ability to forbid gun ownership, it has the ability to render groups it dislikes helpless to defend themselves. Regardless of whether modern gun control accomplishes its purpose of reducing crime — and for the record, there is no evidence it does — a free society should fear a government with such power.

Robert Verbruggen
July 7, 2010
Gun Rights Are Civil Rights
[Via Proclaiming Liberty: What Patriots and Heroes Really Said About the Right to Keep and Bear Arms by Philip Mulivor.

For those so ignorant, stupid, or evil to claim “that can’t happen here” remind them it has happened here. Verbruggen explicitly points out that the end of slavery but the continuing repression of blacks in the deep south continued for many years was enabled by gun control. And don’t forget about all the people of Japanese descent who were sent to concentration camps in this country.

It can happen anywhere and therefore most restrictions on firearms must be eliminated. Gun control fails my Jews in the Attic Test.—Joe]

2 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Robert Verbruggen

  1. Over here, we have the situation where it’s illegal to have the weapon you need but you can go the licensed shotgun route and that allows you into ammo. I wonder how many illegal guns are stashed away all over the country?

  2. Once, in a stand-up routine. Bill Murray said, “it is amazing to me how many Jewish people drive German cars”.
    It of course got a laugh, but what should really be said, and it’s much less funny, is “It’s amazing to me how many Jews support gun control.” Or as your quote points out, Japanese-Americans, or Black Americans, or a distressingly long list of people who apparently can’t learn from history.

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