A different outlook from a Russian writer (Stanislav Mishin) published in PRAVDA gives us a view from a society that has long had total gun control…the former USSR now Russia.
(“America never give up your guns” by Stanislav Mishkin in “Pravda.ru” )
Mishkin opens his article with this paragraph:
“These days there are few things to admire about the socialist, bankrupt, and culturally degenerating U.S.A. but at least one thing remains: the right to bear arms and use deadly force to defend oneself and possessions.
This will come as a shock to most of my Western readers but at one point Russia was one of the heavily armed societies on earth.”
Mishkin goes on to review the recent history of the nation, post- revolution when the Communists took over the government.
He described the fall of Moscow when the “Reds” (the opposition were the “Whites” in the revolution of 1917 that continued til the beginning of the 1920s). The “Reds” were outnumbered in the battle for Moscow but prevailed with guile.
This occurred after the Reds promised the armed citizens both military and civilian, that they would be left alone and not harmed in the battle for Moscow.
At that time there were 30,000 military officers in Moscow, all armed— and tens of thousands of armed citizens.
These citizens and military officers were told to come and register their weapons and when they did they were promply shot and killed.
Thus began the total disarming of the Russian population that has continued to this day.
“To this day with the Soviet Union now dead for 21 years with a whole generation born and raised to adulthood without the SU we ae still denied our basic and traditional rights of 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 police. The fact that everyone would start shooting is also laughable whe statistics are examined.”
Mishkin also cites our second amendment as a light in a darkening room.
Those governments that have disarmed the citizens under the guise of protecting them are in reality just bureaucrats protecting their own power.
What more ultimate power than disarming citizens of a nation?
Mishkin also cites violent gunless crimes in various countries….swords (Japan) Knives (China) homemade bombs (everywhere) He states that insane people strike no matter if their are strict gun laws. They throw acid (Pakistan) and fire bombs (France)
His solution to dealing with what he calls “maniacs” is radical….not psychology or jail time but rather a bullet in the head because such people are incapable of living in reality or stopping themselves.
Two recent “maniac”killers in the US killed themselves at the scene of their crimes but one is now on trial for the multiple murders in Aurora CO and his lawyers are trying to get him off with the insanity defense in spite of evidence that he planned his maniacal attack for a long time before he acted.
Mishkin’s views are radical also— but the article is well worth reading in PRAVDA.
It gives us a preview of how things could be in our own nation.