Quote of the day

Before the advent of Hitler or Stalin, who took power from the German and Russian people, measures were thrust upon the free legislatures of those countries to deprive the people of the possession and use of firearms, so that they could not resist the encroachments of such diabolical and vitriolic state police organizations as the Gestapo, the Ogpu, and the Cheka.

(87 CONG.REC., 77th Cong., 1st Sess., 6778 [Aug. 5, 1941])

Representative Edwin Arthur Hall (R-NY) – In 1941 he reacted to calls for gun control in the U.S. Congress by pointing to the tyranny that had resulted from gun control in the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany:

About vonMesser

Retired from the US Navy (21 years) and state (20 years). Recently remarried after being widowed for 5 years. 2 daughters, and a step-daughter, all functioning adults). Graduated from college after the Navy with BA in Education, psychology, Economics, History and Political Science. Teach Hunter Safety for Washington (since 1991) and do historical reenactments for Civil War, WW-1and WW-2.
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2 Responses to Quote of the day

  1. Hardnox says:

    Thank God we have the Second Amendment. Imagine where we would be after 8 years of the brown Clown’s rule that we had to endure. The left was so emboldened during his tenure, and still are, they would certainly have “forced” many agendas on us beyond what they managed already. There’s no question in my mind that the 2nd A kept them in somewhat of a check.

    • I.R. Wayright says:

      I don’t think we are safely out of the woods yet. It might be a long hot summer.