...another excellent example of a society relinquishing their weapons. before their slaughter.

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  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    A Lesson to be Learned on the Anniversary of Wounded Knee

    ...another excellent example of a society relinquishing their weapons. An account of disarmament before slaughter.

    December 29, 2012 marks the 122nd Anniversary of the murder of 297
    Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee Creek on the Pine Ridge Indian
    Reservation in South Dakota . These 297 people, in their winter camp,
    were murdered by federal agents and members of the 7th Cavalry who had
    come to confiscate their firearms “for their own safety and
    protection”. The slaughter began AFTER the majority of the Sioux had
    peacefully turned in their firearms. When the final round had flown,
    of the 297 dead or dying, two thirds (200) were women and children.

    Around 40 members of the 7th Cavalry were killed, over half cut down
    by friendly fire from the Hotchkiss guns of their overzealous
    comrades-in-arms. Twenty members of the 7th Cavalry were deemed
    “National Heroes” and awarded the Medal of Honor for their acts of

    We do not hear of Wounded Knee today. It is not mentioned in our
    history classes or books. What little does exist about Wounded Knee is
    normally the sanitized “Official Government Explanation” or the
    historically and factually inaccurate depictions of the events leading
    up to the massacre on the movie screen.

    Wounded Knee was among the first federally backed gun confiscation
    attempts in United States history. It ended in the senseless murder of
    297 people.

    Before you jump on the emotionally charged bandwagon for gun-control,
    take a moment to reflect on the real purpose of the Second Amendment-
    The right of the people to take up arms in defense of themselves,
    their families, and property in the face of invading armies or an
    oppressive government. The argument that the Second Amendment only
    applies to hunting and target shooting is asinine. When the United
    States Constitution was drafted “hunting” was an everyday chore
    carried out by men and women to put meat on the table each night, and
    “target shooting” was an unheard of concept, musket balls were a
    precious commodity in the wilds of early America , and were certainly
    not wasted “target shooting”. The Second Amendment was written by
    people who fled oppressive and tyrannical regimes in Europe, and
    refers to the right of American citizens to be armed for defense
    purposes should such tyranny rise in the United States .

    As time goes on the average citizen in the United States continues to
    lose personal freedom or “liberty”. Far too many times unjust bills
    are passed and signed into law under the guise of “for your safety” or
    “for protection”. The Patriot Act signed into law by G.W. Bush, then
    expanded and continued by Barack Obama is just one of many examples of
    American citizens being stripped of their rights and privacy for
    “safety”. Now, the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is on the table, and
    will, most likely be taken away for “our safety”.

    Before any American citizen blindly accepts whatever new firearms
    legislation that is about to be doled out, they should stop and think
    about something for just one minute-
    Evil does exist in our world. It always has and always will.
    Throughout history evil people have committed evil acts. In the Bible
    one of the first stories is that of Cain killing Abel. We cannot
    legislate “evil” into extinction. Good people will abide by the law,
    defective people will always find a way around it.

    And another thought Evil exists all around us, but looking back at the
    historical record of the past 200 years across the globe, where is
    “evil” and “malevolence” most often found? In the hands of those with
    the power- governments. That greatest human tragedies on record and
    the largest loss of innocent human life can be attributed to
    governments. Who do governments target? “Scapegoats” and “enemies”
    within their own borders…but only after they have been disarmed to the
    point where they are no longer a threat. Ask any Native American, and
    they will tell you it was inferior technology and lack of arms that
    contributed to their demise. Ask any Armenian why it was so easy for
    the Turks to exterminate millions of them, and they will answer “We
    were disarmed before it happened”. Ask any Jew what Hitler’s first
    step prior to the mass murders of the Holocaust was- confiscation of
    firearms from the people.

    Wounded Knee is the prime example of why the Second Amendment exists,
    and why we shouldn’t be in such a hurry to surrender our Right to Bear
    Arms. Without the Second Amendment we have no right to defend
    ourselves and our families.
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  2. fmhuff

    fmhuff Monkey+++

    I won't try to second guess history or decide the why but anybody who gives up their means of defending themselves is IMHO first foolish, deceived, possibly stupid and maybe cowardly. Yeah I know we are all taught how to get along from that first spanking for yanking back that toy and smacking our sibling. But when it comes to violent predators be they the tweaker down the road or a national government it's time people wake up and smell the bull-pucky.

    What US soldier would give themselves up to Al-Queda and expect mercy? Do you really trust the government?
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