The Newtown Massacre and historical ignorance

20121223-191653.jpg

In defence of their right to keep potent assault weapons in the aftermath of the Newtown Connecticut Elementary School massacre, gun huggers have argued that the rise of Communism in the Soviet Union and in China may have been averted had folk like their good selves been allowed to bear arms in defence of freedom.

Time to stop this nonsense about the Soviet Union and China.

In both cases the Communists came to power by winning vicious civil wars. There was no shortage of arms on either side in both of these wars.

The Russian Civil War cost at least 3,000,000 lives

The Chinese Civil War also cost at least 3,000,000 lives

10 million more guns would not have changed the outcome of either of those wars.

This ignorance of important facts about the world casts severe doubt on the credibility of these gun advocates.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s