for a New Century!
Throughout the 20th century, laws governing the possession
of weapons (not just firearms) all over the Western world
were becoming stricter and stricter. Proponents of harsher
gun-control laws whined that there was no such thing as the
right to own guns for sport, and that we should restrict guns
to ‘save the children’. Sports shooters pleaded
and begged and groveled that their enemies ‘stop punishing
them for the misdeeds of others’.
Well, they both had it wrong. Because guns aren’t toys.
At least, not mainly. Guns are powerful tools, designed to
defend their owner through deterring the attacker or even
killing him, if need be. You think Mikhail Kalashnikov developed
the AK-47 to shoot rabbits? Or that the AR-18 was meant to
shoot foxes? Yeah, right. The main purpose of guns is to defend
your life. Or mine. Take away the weapons, and you’ll
take away the right to self-defense. And when human rights
– any human rights – are eroded, bad things happen.
Like Waco. Or Ruby Ridge. Or Dunblane. Think it would have
happened if they had armed guards in Dunblane Elementary like
they do in Israel?
And that’s why now the tide has turned against gun-controllers.
Look at how the Canadian gun-grabbers are struggling to keep
C-68 alive. Look at American carry reform laws. Gun control
is dying, because somewhere along the way, somebody got the
point. It isn’t about sport shooting. It’s about
what happens if you get attacked by the next social predator
– whether or not you’ll have a .357 or just a
phone line to dial 911.
But we got to get the message through – not only in
America, but also in Europe. That’s why I’m asking
all of you to support this fight. I don’t care if you
want a gun or not. Even if you are the greatest pacifist on
earth, gun control – that is, government-sponsored violence
against those who choose to be able to protect themselves
– is probably not something that you should support.
The Self-Defense Network ( www.rkba.co.uk/sdn
) is organising a chain of rallies to oppose gun-control all
over the world. Join us! If we want things to change, we must
have our voices heard.
Throughout the previous century, gun-grabbers have been winning
almost every single fight against – no, not against
legitimate sport-shooters or hunters or even guns –
they have been winning in the war against YOU.
Time for a new century. A different century.
President, Self-Defense Network
|The Self-Defense Network
(SDN) is an international activist group advocating the
right to keep and bear arms (RKBA) for self-defense. For
years and years, "conventional" human rights
groups have ignored that right, if not outright opposed
it. Now, we decided to remind them of it. Join us in the
good fight – it's time for a new century!