2nd Amendment

by Bill Williams
(Wildwood)

One of the first things that all would be tyrants and dictators do is to confiscate weapons from its citizens. Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Pol Pot, et al all did this. Look up the term Janissaries on Wiki & you will discover that aprox 200 million people have been killed in the 20th Century alone. More than all other centuries conbined!

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Jul 17, 2018
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Fallacious Argument (google Fallacious)
by: Heather

In researching Janissaries as suggested by the earlier writer, I discovered some pertinent information about nationally ordained gun limitations.

Here's a quote from FactCheck.org that I found most illuminating:
[We have no doubt that Stalin, Hitler and Pol Pot tried to keep guns out of the hands of ordinary citizens. But that doesn’t mean that gun control necessarily leads to totalitarian dictatorships. This reasoning is a classic example of the fallacy known as "post hoc, ergo propter hoc" – "after this, therefore because of this." The fact that one thing happens after another does not mean that there’s any causation involved. And that rule would apply to anyone making an argument completely counter to that of our e-mail author, as well. Simply saying "Australian law reform reduced gun fatalities," if all you know is that deaths dropped after 1996, would be post hoc ergo propter hoc, too.
In summary, this author’s claims are simplistic, fallacious and unsupported by historical or current evidence.
– Jess Henig, author at FactCheck.org]

Jun 23, 2018
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2 nd amendment
by: Lee

To make your comment reasonable, we have to assume that our government is somehow the equal of Stalin, Hitler, and Pol Pot. It is true that our current president is seeking to become a despot where he gets to control everything but I think that our governments checks and balances will cut his authoritarian plans short.

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