Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Tienanmen Square Veteran on Second Amendment


Hat tip to a humble person who wrote a comment at the bottom of an article from The Blaze.

When the People's Liberation Army of the People's Republic of China turned Tienanmen Square into a rifle range with live targets, we saw what can happen to an unarmed people at the hands of a government that is based on controlling the people.

The beginning of the video misses the name of the person whom the speaker (A proud naturalized American) quotes as saying that political power grows out of the barrel of a gun. The words are those of Chairman Mao.

The video is less than seven minutes. Please watch the video on the top link. This guy knows what he is talking about. He was there at Tienanmen Square. He and his colleagues were utterly helpless. He is a gun owner who truly understands why the people must not allow themselves to be disarmed or have their rights severely restricted.

He describes a rifle as an instrument of freedom, that owning one makes one free of coercion, indicates that he has free will, and that he is a free man.

The media quickly dropped significant coverage of the slaughter of unarmed citizens by its own army. President H.W.Bush, a former ambassador to the People's Republic, quickly sent over a delegation, apparently to tell his old buddies that, although we may make some noise for a couple of weeks, everything will be OK between us.

This was in 1989, and to my knowledge, since then we have tried and convicted Serbs and others from the Balkans, but no Chinese officials or military officers. The UN did nothing, and the rest of the world too sat on its collective hands. I don't recall even a token trade restriction being imposed.


Those who escape the slaughter but were later convicted of whatever treason-type charges exist in China were executed by firing squad, and yes, the families were billed for the cost of the ammunition.

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