In a speech to the National Press Club in 1997, Charlton Heston said, “Now, I doubt any of you would prefer a rolled up newspaper as a weapon against a dictator or a criminal intruder.”
Dr. Ben Carson started a firestorm of controversy with his comments about gun control in Nazi Germany. Here’s a simple question to a critic: “Do you believe that the community college students that were murdered in Oregon would have been better off with or without a gun to defend themselves?”
Here’s a follow-up question: “Do you believe that a potential murderer would rather pick a target of defenseless people or a target of armed people?”
“So-called ‘gun-free zones’ are lightning rods for mass murder. . . . In 2009 Islamist killer Nidal Malik Hasan, a U.S. Army major and psychiatrist, fatally shot 13 people and injured more than 30 others at Fort Hood, Texas. Fort Hood was a gun-free zone.” (H/T: Townhall)
The following article recounts a period of American history that, not surprisingly, I and most Americans are not aware of.
Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.
Ben Carson’s comments that armed Jews might have saved lives in the Holocaust by resisting Nazi terror have been met with condescending mockery from the left. The Jewish establishment, a network of wealthy non-profit organizations that claim to represent Jews without ever being chosen by them and while working against their interests, has reacted in the same way as their liberal brethren.
But this establishment has forgotten that it was built on providing guns to Jews.
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