Saturday, February 2, 2013

A Legal Immigrant Testifies Against Gun Control

On Monday (01/28/2013), a public hearing on gun violence was held in Hartford, Conn.  At that hearing, a legal immigrant, Henson Ong issued a passionate defense of the Second Amendment and argued that gun control simply does not work.


"Thank you for giving me this opportunity to express my opinion and give my testimony in opposition to the majority of the proposed bills, which do nothing to deter future crimes;  Gun control doesn’t work."

"Your own history is replete with high school rifle teams, boy scout marksmanship merit badges; You could buy rifles at hardware stores, you could order them… your country was awash in readily available firearms and ammunition, and yet in your past you did not have mass school shootings. What changed?  It was not that the availability of guns suddenly exploded or increased, it actually was decreased. What changed was societal decay!

"If gun control actually did work, Washington, D.C. and Chicago would be the safest cities in your nation. But [they are] not, they have the toughest gun laws and the highest crime and murder rates."

 “My excellent colleagues have forgotten these bitter lessons of history. The prospect of tyranny may not grab the headlines the way vivid stories of gun crime usually do. But few saw the Third Reich coming until it was too late. The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed only for those exceptionally rare circumstances when all other rights have failed. A free people can only afford to make this mistake once.”
 by Judge Alex Kozinski in his dissent on the case of Silveira v. Lockye in 2002.

Ed's Note:  Studies show--In reality, school shooting deaths have actually experienced a steady decline between 1993 and 2010!

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Clark said...

Man, this guy has hit the nail on the head!

Minny said...

I like it! I like it!