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Friday, August 22, 2014

Congress proposes new law prohibiting body armor in the Land of the Free

By the late 1920s, Joseph Stalin became the unchallenged leader of the Soviet Union after having eliminated his opposition.

He topped it off in 1929 by serving a decisive blow to anyone that would dare to oppose him by outlawing private gun ownership in the country.

From that year on until 1953 when Stalin died, it’s estimated that more than 20 million Soviet citizens that were seen as a threat to the country’s leadership.

People were rounded up and either murdered outright, or sent to infamous gulag labor camps.

Stalin is an extreme case. But history is ripe with examples of governments which disarm their citizens, only to engage in serious oppression afterwards.

Communist China. Nazi Germany. Cambodia. Guatemala. Uganda. The list goes on and on. Pacification of the citizens is almost always a prerequisite to totalitarianism.

There have been a lot of attempts to disarm, or at least partially disarm, people in the US throughout history as well.

Each time there’s a major shooting somewhere, the chant to ban firearms grows louder.

But the latest proposal is especially telling.

H.R. 5344 is a bill currently going through Congress that would ban the purchase of body armor.

Violation would carry CRIMINAL penalties, including up to ten years in prison.



Anonymous said...

If I am being shot at by our government, I will seek out and wear body armor. Thomas Jefferson warned us about times like this in the Federalist papers.

Anonymous said...

12:19 Just get it and hope you never have to use it. 1 is none, 2 is one... always, for everything.

Anonymous said...

It won't happen in America. We are special.

It just can't happen here.

We are indispensable.

Anonymous said...

I might need body armor. What if my wife starts throwing sharp things at me? Don't I have a right to protect myself?

Anonymous said...

so how many others have they tried to slip by us while preoccupied with other irrelevant issues they help produce....keep them ignorant..legislate into that soon we will all become criminals in the eye of our own government...keep cheering fools

Anonymous said...

6:19 Like a woman can throw anything with force? Man up clown.

Anonymous said...

no, no, no, no!