Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Communist China takes a swat at the Second Amendment

The Chinese Communists denounce our right to keep and bear arms as a human rights violation. It's among alleged U.S. human rights shortcomings listed in an document from the Chinese consulate in New York:

Even toy guns get
crushed in China
The United States prioritizes the right to keep and bear arms over the protection of citizens' lives and personal security and exercises lax firearm possession control, causing rampant gun ownership. The U.S. people hold between 35 percent and 50 percent of the world' s civilian-owned guns, with every 100 people having 90 guns (Online edition of the Foreign Policy, January 9, 2011). According to a Gallup poll in October 2011, 47 percent of American adults reported that they had a gun. That was an increase of six percentage points from a year ago and the highest Gallup had recorded since 1993.

1993. That's the year Bill Clinton barred Chinese arms maker Norinco from selling arms to the U.S. civilian marketplace. Are the Chinese still holding a grudge over that?

David Codrea at the National Gun Rights Examiner has additional thoughts on the Chinese swat at our Second Amendment. Codrea notes it's much easier to carry out mass genocide when government has a monopoly on violence.

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