Last post I looked at violence from both sides of the equation. Today we look at an entirely new formula. Government banning guns. It will be both shorter but, I think, make an even better case against the idiocy of disarming the law abiding.
Gun Established: Massacre Happens: Casualties(roughly):
Soviet Union 1929 1929-1953 20 mil
China 1935 1948-1952 20 mil
Germany 1938 1935-1945 13 mil
Cambodia 1956 1975-1977 1 mil
I could name more, but this will suffice. Note, each of the four examples above is a case of democide. Governments annihilating their own populace. I can’t say it any simpler than this. The ability to defend yourself from a random thug barely qualifies as a fringe benefit compared to defense against your own government’s tendencies towards the mass extermination of the people.