America’s Changing Gun Laws Share Similar Ideals To Mao, Hitler, Castro and More

America’s Changing Gun Laws Share Similar Ideals To Mao, Hitler, Castro and More

History has taught us that the first thing dictators do is disarm their populations before they begin censoring, imprisoning, and even killing those who oppose them.

Simply looking at the track record of nations who have stepped in to disarm their citizens entirely sheds light on the potential threat facing the modern and often “woke” state of America. 

Mao Zedong, the founder of Communist China, once said, “All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The Communist Party must command all the guns; that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party.”

An estimated 65 million Chinese died due to Mao’s repeated, merciless attempts to create a new “socialist” China. Anyone who got in his way was quickly silenced or removed by execution, imprisonment, or forced famine.

Mao’s first action after taking control of China in 1949 was to take away all guns from the population. Anyone found with a gun post-confiscation was executed.

There are far more examples besides Mao. Hitler took guns from the Jews in November of 1938, and the Holocaust followed. Of course, Fidel Castro in Cuba thrust his nation into isolation and financial desperation, leaving them without any means to fight for their freedom when he disarmed his entire country. In recent history, it was the disarming of Venezuela that was the first signal of the nation’s spiral into despair. 

At a rally in Havana before Castro assumed power, he said, “This is how democracy works: it gives rifles to farmers, to students, to women, to Negroes, to the poor, and to every citizen who is ready to defend a just cause.”

But that stance on guns was quickly reversed when he took the reigns of leadership. For a period of three weeks after Castro took control, Radio Havana warned, “All citizens must turn in their combat weapons. Civilians must take arms to police stations, soldiers to military headquarters.”

Those who failed to comply were punished, not by criminal courts but by the dreaded Revolutionary Tribunals. That mercenary-style rule sentenced thousands of Cubans to death after Castro took over.

Most recently, we have seen Canada begin the process of completely disarming its citizens. 

According to a report by CBC, Canada’s leadership has introduced new gun control legislation, which includes a national freeze on buying, selling, importing, and transferring of handguns in Canada.

The move comes as the government’s most ambitious attempt yet to restrict access to firearms in this country.

While the measure isn’t quite a complete ban on handguns, it would effectively limit the number of firearms in Canada.

And this brings us to the United States, where talk of banning assault rifles, certain ammunition, and red flag laws is taking over the current leadership initiatives. 

Some of the nation’s most “progressive” political leaders have utilized the recent wave of mass shootings as a justification to disarm Americans. They have called for such wild ideas as a 1000% tax on assault rifles, essentially making them impractical to purchase. 

Even President Biden has started to refer to 9mm ammunition as a “high caliber” ammunition that should be banned. 

The latest round of gun laws making its way through Washington includes a so-called red flag provision allowing local governments to create and administer laws that help ensure deadly weapons are kept out of the hands of individuals whom “a court has determined to be a significant danger to themselves or others.”

The danger of these types of laws, a precursor to disarming all citizens, is that the parameters are unclear, allowing the courts to remove weapons on speculation and engage in the due process after the fact. 

The power of voting may still prove to be the greatest weapon Americans have to remain armed and protected under the Second Amendment. But, if Americans do not vote for those rights, the nation may soon find itself spiraling into a dictatorship that has ruined the lives and existence of millions of others. 

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Author: Michael Robison