A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY TO
THINK ABOUT.......December 29, 2012 marked the 122nd Anniversary of the
murder of 297 Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee Creek on the Pine Ridge Indian
Reservation in South Dakota . These 297 people, in their winter
camp, were murdered by federal agents and members of the 7th Cavalry who
had come to confiscate their firearms “for their own safety and protection”.
The slaughter began after the majority of the Sioux had peacefully turned
in their firearms. The Calvary began shooting, and managed to wipe
out the entire camp. 200 of the 297 victims were women and children.
About 40 members of the 7th Cavalry were killed, but over half of them
were victims of fratricide from the Hotchkiss guns of their overzealous
comrades-in-arms. Twenty members of the 7th Cavalry's death squad,
were deemed “National Heroes” and were awarded the Medal of Honor for
their acts of [cowardice] heroism.
We hear very little of Wounded Knee today. It is usually not mentioned
in our history classes or books. What little that does exist about
Wounded Knee is normally a sanitized “Official Government Explanation”.
And there are several historically inaccurate depictions of the events
leading up to the massacre, which appear in movie scripts and are not
the least bit representative of the actual events that took place that
Wounded Knee was among the first federally backed gun confiscation attempts
in United States history. It ended in the senseless murder of 297
Before you jump on the emotionally charged bandwagon for gun-control,
take a moment to reflect on the real purpose of the Second Amendment,
the right of the people to take up arms in defense of themselves, their
families, and property in the face of invading armies or an oppressive
government. The argument that the Second Amendment only applies
to hunting and target shooting is asinine. When the United States
Constitution was drafted, “hunting” was an everyday chore carried out
by men and women to put meat on the table each night, and “target shooting”
was an unheard of concept. Musket balls were a precious commodity
and were certainly not wasted on “target shooting”. The Second Amendment
was written by people who fled oppressive and tyrannical regimes in Europe,
and it refers to the right of American citizens to be armed for defensive
purposes, should such tyranny arise in the United States
As time goes forward, the average citizen in the United States continually
loses little chunks of personal freedom or “liberty”. Far too many
times, unjust gun control bills were passed and signed into law under
the guise of “for your safety” or “for protection”. The Patriot
Act signed into law by G.W. Bush, was expanded and continues under Barack
Obama. It is just one of many examples of American citizens being
stripped of their rights and privacy for “safety”. Now, the Right
to Keep and Bear Arms is on the table, and will, most likely be attacked
to facilitate the path for the removal of our firearms, all in the name
of “our safety”.
Before any American citizen blindly accepts whatever new firearms legislation
that is about to be doled out, they should stop and think about something
for just one minute-
Evil does exist in our world. It always has and
always will. Throughout history evil people have committed evil
acts. In the Bible one of the first stories is that of Cain killing
Abel. We cannot legislate “evil” into extinction. Good people
will abide by the law, and the criminal element will always find a way
Evil exists all around us, but looking back at the historical record of
the past 200 years, across the globe, where is “evil” and “malevolence”
most often found? In the hands of those with the power, the governments.
That greatest human tragedies on record and the largest loss of innocent
human life can be attributed to governments. Who do the governments
always target? “Scapegoats” and “enemies” within their own borders…but
only after they have been disarmed to the point where they are no longer
a threat. Ask any Native American, and they will tell you it was
inferior technology and lack of arms that contributed to their demise.
Ask any Armenian why it was so easy for the Turks to exterminate millions
of them, and they will answer “We were disarmed before it happened”.
Ask any Jew what Hitler’s first step prior to the mass murders of the
Holocaust was - confiscation of firearms from the people.
Wounded Knee is the prime example of why the Second Amendment exists,
and why we should vehemently resist any attempts to infringe on our Rights
to Bear Arms. Without the Second Amendment we will be totally stripped
of any ability to defend ourselves and our families