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HOW GUN CONTROL "WORKED" IN JAMAICA
JPFO ^ | 1998 | Tina Terry

Posted on 12/20/2001 3:26:40 PM PST by backhoe

HOW GUN CONTROL "WORKED" IN JAMAICA

by Tina Terry (c) 1998

(Published in THE FIREARMS SENTINEL, the quarterly publication of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO) - P.O. Box 270143, Hartford, Wisconsin, 53027 - phone: 414-673-9746; web site: http://www.jpfo.org)

Those who stridently and self-righteously lobby for the seizure of all guns by the government in America, particularly women like Sarah Brady, Barbra Streisand, Senators Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer and Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy, would do well to study the results of forced disarmament in other countries.

I have personally lived through a government-instigated disarmament of the general public, and its subsequent, disastrous consequences: From 1961 to 1977 my father (who is a white American, as are my mother, sister and I) was stationed with his family and business in Kingston, Jamaica.

Around 1972, the political situation in Jamaica had so seriously deteriorated that there were constant shootings and gun battles throughout the city of Kingston and in many of the outlying parishes (counties). In years past no one had even had to lock their doors, but now many people hardly dared venture out of their homes. This was especially true for white people, and even more especially for Americans, because of the real risk of being gunned down or kidnapped and held hostage by Jamaicans, who had become increasingly hostile towards whites and foreigners. My father took his life into his hands every morning simply driving to work. Going to the market or to do a simple errand was often a terrifying prospect. The open hatred and hostility which was directed at us seemed ready at any time to explode into violence, and indeed did so towards many people on many occasions, often with tragic or fatal results.

The Jamaican government decided that the only solution to this Volatile situation was to declare martial law overnight, and to demand that all guns and bullets owned by anyone but the police and the military be turned into the police within 24 hours. The government decreed that anyone caught with even one bullet would be immediately, and without trial, incarcerated in what was essentially a barbed-wire enclosed concentration camp which had been speedily erected in the middle of Kingston. In true Orwellian fashion, the government referred to this camp as "the gun court."

My father and all of our American, Canadian, British and European friends, as well as middle class Jamaicans of all colors (locally referred to as "black," 'white," or "beige") knew that we were all natural targets of this kind of draconian government punishment. The relentless anti-American propaganda spewed forth by Michael Manley, Jamaica's admittedly pro-Castro Prime Minister, had resulted in the widespread hatred of Americans, British and Europeans by many Jamaicans. Racial hatred of whites and "beiges," as well as class hatred of anyone who appeared to have money or property, were rampant.

Consequently, we all dutifully and immediately disarmed ourselves, and handed our weapons in at the nearest police station. It was either that or be sent straight to the gun court. Even after we had disarmed ourselves, we lived in deathly fear that the cops, not known for their integrity, and well-known for their hatred of whites and Americans, would plant a gun or bullet on our property or persons.

So there we all were - government-disarmed, sitting-duck, law-abiding citizens and expatriates. Anyone can guess what happened next: the rampant and unfettered carnage began in earnest. Robberies, kidnappings, murders, burglaries, rapes - all committed by the vast populace of still-armed criminals. Doubtless the criminals were positively ecstatic that the government had been so helpful in creating all these juicy and utterly defenseless victims for their easy prey.

We've all heard the phrase, "When guns are outlawed only outlaws will have guns." I can personally confirm that this statement is absolutely and painfully true, because that is exactly how the Jamaican disarmament worked. At the time of the disarmament order, I was away at boarding school in the United States. However, I remember vividly coming home for the summer. I remember the muted but pervasive atmosphere of tension and terror which constantly permeated our household, affecting even our loyal black servants, who worked for and lived with us, and whom we took care of. (Practically every household in Jamaica, except the very poorest, had live-in servants. There was no welfare or public school in Jamaica, so middle-class families became completely responsible for the well-being of their servants, who were considered to be part of the family, including taking them to the doctor, and helping to educate their children.)

I remember lying awake in bed at night, clutching the handle of an ice-pick I had put under my pillow, and listening to the screaming of car-loads of Jamaican gangs going by our house, praying that they wouldn't pick our home to plunder. The favorite tactic was for a group of thugs to roar up to a house, pile out, batter down the door and rape, steal, kill, kidnap... whatever they felt like. They knew the inhabitants had been disarmed, and that they would be met with only fear and defenselessness. My pathetic ice-pick seemed incredibly puny, but it was all I could think of. Our family didn't even own a baseball bat.

I remember lying awake thinking about how our beloved dogs were old and feeble, and that they could not protect us. And that I could not protect them either.

I can barely describe the abject terror and helplessness I felt as both a white American and as a young woman during that time. Jamaica was then about 90% black. Although I was (and still am) an American citizen, my family had lived in Kingston for almost 12 years when this situation occurred, and I considered Jamaica to be my real home. Many of my friends were Jamaican. My first serious boy-friend was Jamaican. For all its faults, I loved this beautiful, suffering island dearly, and I felt like a stranger when I was away at school in America, where I was always homesick for Jamaica.

When we had first moved to Jamaica in 1960, my sister and I (both Blonde and obviously white) had been able to ride our horses up into the hills, and, whenever we encountered local Jamaicans, their salutation to us was open and friendly, as was ours to them. As things deteriorated into the reign of terror, and then the government instituted overnight citizen disarmament, when we ventured outside our home, we almost always encountered hate-filled stares and hostile hisses of, "Eh, white bitch! Eh, look 'ere, white bitch!" and other unprintable epithets.

Jamaica was, in the 1970's, a country with at least 50% illiteracy and an illegitimacy rate of over 50%. If a Jamaican girl wasn't pregnant by the age of 15 or 16, she was often derisively branded "a mule," since mules, the offspring of horses and donkeys, are almost always sterile. Being a woman, let alone a white woman, in such a climate, especially after the disarmament of the citizenry by the government, was one of the most terrifying experiences one can imagine.

At that time, I had never held or fired a gun. I had rarely ever even seen a gun. No one in my family had ever learned about, used or even talked about firearms, except my father, who had been in the U.S. Army. In our social circle, guns were deemed "unseemly" and "inappropriate" for polite society, and especially for young ladies. I had never given much thought to any of the Bill of Rights, let alone the Second Amendment. Yet we Americans all knew the Bill of Rights did not protect us in Jamaica, just as it hadn't applied to us at our previous station in Singapore.

My dad had fought in World War II, however, and had brought back a Luger pistol, which he had taken with him to Jamaica when we moved there after having spent 6 years in Singapore. No law had prevented his bringing a gun to Jamaica in 1960. When my dad handed that pistol and all his bullets in to the police, I vaguely realized that he was no longer allowed by the government to protect my mom, my sister or me, or our household.

I was pretty confused at the time. Terrified of being kidnapped, raped, murdered, robbed, at the same time I was still mindlessly anti-gun, because the criminals all had guns, and the government had declared guns to be contraband, and we were all terrified of being hurt by bad guys with guns, all of which somehow meant that guns must be "dangerous" and "bad" and therefore should be banned, just as the Jamaican government had decreed. As white Americans, our status was that of Permanent guests in a foreign and increasingly hostile country. In fact, after 6 years in Singapore, and 12 in Jamaica, we well knew how to strive to be "model guests," which meant that questioning or challenging the Jamaican government's authority was unthinkable -- even when such government authority decreed that we be made helpless. None of us had any illusions about any "rights" to defend ourselves. We might have been able to do so with the government's blessing in the good old days, before chaos and violence and racial hatred had taken over. But now it was different. Now we were white, visible, foreign, sitting ducks in a hostile black sea. And I was a white, visible, foreign, female sitting duck.

As obedient as I was to authority, I grasped that our household was defenseless, and that I as a woman was particularly defenseless. And I realized that, had my dad still had his pistol, I would have felt much safer. I even realized that I would be willing to pick up a gun if my life were threatened. For a person who claimed to be anti-gun, these feelings really confused me. At least eleven friends and acquaintances of my family were raped, kidnapped, murdered or robbed within about a year after the disarmament, and I believe it is a miracle that we are all still alive. I am convinced that many of these people would not have been victims had they not been disarmed by the Jamaican government. It was tragically ironic that the government had sold this whole disarmament program to us with the promise that: "We're here to help you, and this is for your own good and safety." Because of this horrid and indelible experience, and of my interest in and undying loyalty to the American Bill of Rights, I have made it my personal business to study the history of the Second Amendment. I have studied related topics, too, such as police responsibility to citizens. It is my belief that many people believe that disarmament is no big deal, because it is the job of the police to protect us. Particularly many women seem to believe this. The media and of Government authorities continue to generate pervasive and corrosive propaganda aimed at creating a helpless and disarmed populace. I used to completely believe this propaganda, but I have learned the following realities:

1. The police have no legal duty to protect individual citizens, and cannot be held responsible if they fail to do so. Even if a citizen's 911 call gets through to the emergency center, the police can simply choose not to show up, and the citizen has no legal recourse against the police. The courts have repeatedly ruled on this. As the court wrote in Bowers v. DeVito, 686 F.2d 616 (7th Cir. 1982): "There is no constitutional right to be protected by the state against being murdered by criminals or madmen. It is monstrous if the state fails to protect its residents against such predators but does not violate the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, or, we suppose, any other provision of the Constitution. The Constitution is a charter of negative liberties: it tells the state to let the people alone; it does not require the federal government or the state to provide services, even so elementary a service as maintaining law and order." The U.S. Supreme Court, in South v. Maryland, __ U.S. ___, ruled in a similar vein as far back as 1856.

2. The police carry guns primarily to defend THEMSELVES, not to protect us.

3. Because of items 1 and 2 above, we should all consider the police to be, essentially, HISTORIANS. They show up AFTER the crime has been committed and attempt to reconstruct and document the history of the crime. If the history is satisfactorily re-constructed, then the perpetrator is apprehended (if he can be found) and then (perhaps) prosecuted. This after-the-fact law enforcement does little good for the dead or wounded crime victims.

4. Women have a particular stake in preserving the right to bear arms. There is no way to describe the helplessness a woman feels when she is disarmed and made helpless by anyone. Add to that the rage she feels when the agency who is disarming her and leaving her at the mercy of rapists, murderers, goons and thugs, is a sanctimonious government telling her that it's "for her own good."

Although there are many serious issues in today's roiling political And social stew, I believe that preserving and restoring the Bill of Rights in general, and the Second Amendment in particular, is the most pivotal and basic issue to all Americans, and particularly female Americans, even if they don't yet know it. The consummate idiocy propounded by some folks (including some women) that the Second Amendment exists only to protect sportsmen's rights is particularly ridiculous and relevant to women, most of whom don't hunt, and who care more about being able to get a decent hand-gun for self-protection than a hunting rifle to pursue deer or elk.

Anyone who thinks the Bill of Rights is either "out of date," "hokey" or "needs revising" - all of which I've heard from well-meaning but tragically ignorant and complacent Americans - should try living in a country which doesn't have one. I have been there and done that, and I don't want to go through it ever again -especially not in my own native nation. So I am dedicated to preventing today's government nanny from turning, as so often has occurred in history, into tomorrow's government despot.

Finally, I implore anyone reading this, particularly women, to likewise dedicate themselves to studying this issue carefully, and to likewise taking an active stance to preserve the Bill of Rights in general and the Second Amendment in particular.

Postscript: As of the latter part of August of this year (1998), it doesn't appear that the situation in Jamaica has changed much for the better. Many Jamaicans of all colors have immigrated to America to start businesses and to escape the hopelessness of the situation in their homeland. I recently spoke with a black Jamaican named Marcus, who has opened a wonderful Jamaican restaurant in Phoenix named "Likkle Montego," where I can go and eat Jamaican food, and catch the latest news from my long-lost home. When asked how things are today in Kingston, Marcus simply shook his head: "Nottin' change attahly know. Everyt'ing still de same. Crime is still bad, mon. Gov'ment still de same. T''ings dere is bad and terrible, mon. Bad and terrible."

And guns are still outlawed in Jamaica. Armed criminals still Terrorize disarmed citizens, since still in Jamaica only outlaws (and the government) have guns. Like the man said: Bad and terrible, mon. Bad and terrible.

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1 posted on 12/20/2001 3:26:40 PM PST by backhoe
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To: bang_list
I reposted this from here:

London Gun Crime Up 90%

Please pass it along.... the hounds calling for even more gun control ( terrorism, this time.... ) are in full song again....

2 posted on 12/20/2001 3:28:37 PM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
This is still my favorite picture re: gun control!

ROSIE O'DONNELL LOGIC ON GUN CONTROL

3 posted on 12/20/2001 3:34:07 PM PST by stlrocket
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To: backhoe
Sounds JUST LIKE the DEMOCRAT PARTY in America!!!!! Wake up! The demos are TRAITORS! Don't let them sh-t on us like Manley did in Jamaica!
4 posted on 12/20/2001 3:44:34 PM PST by Waco
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To: Waco;stlrocket
Thanks for responding... my (late) first wife & I honeymooned there in 1974, and it was nearly gun-free... what they did have were scores of knifings, axings, machete attacks, blunt instruments, and the all-time favorite, straight razors....

You saw lots of people with great keloid scars on face and forearms....

I guess in the interim the black market for firearms has thrived, as you would expect.

Pass it on!

5 posted on 12/20/2001 3:53:13 PM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
Tina Terry must be a liar.

We all know damn well that if someone had kicked in her door at night with the intent of robbing, raping and killing poor Tina, a Jamacian police officer would have shown up just in time and saved the day.

With that in mind its obvious she didn't need a gun.

I like Hillary and I like BaBa Boxer and I like Chuckie Schumer and I like Sarah Brady. They are my hero's!!!!!!!!

I feel sooooo safe knowing that theying are in the Senate defending our way of life. They make me proud to be an American.

I want to be just like them.

Sarcasm off.

6 posted on 12/20/2001 4:12:57 PM PST by ASTM366
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To: backhoe;Cool Guy;lonevoice;Vets_Husband_and_Wife; BeforeISleep;Ragtime Cowgirl;Jim Robinson...
Finally, I implore anyone reading this, particularly women, to likewise dedicate themselves to studying this issue carefully,

Folks, this is another factual article that effects us all.

7 posted on 12/20/2001 5:15:40 PM PST by B4Ranch
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To: B4Ranch; backhoe
Interesting article; thanks.
8 posted on 12/20/2001 5:31:28 PM PST by summer
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To: B4Ranch
Great testimonial. Saved to MSWord format for later distribution to local leftists.

thanks for the ping!

9 posted on 12/20/2001 5:36:32 PM PST by woollyone
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To: woollyone
FEAR sure comes across well from this lady, doesn't it?
10 posted on 12/20/2001 5:39:11 PM PST by B4Ranch
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To: backhoe
Heck, there are parts of the U.S. I don't like to travel to because the law-abiding portion of the citizenry has been largely disarmed. I'm darn sure not going to a place like Jamaica!
11 posted on 12/20/2001 5:44:48 PM PST by FreedomPoster
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To: B4Ranch
Yes, great point. I sensed no sensationalism in her writing. Her style of repetativeness hints at her sincerity...alomst as tough she doesn't believe that readers would understand, or that she is/was shocked by the whole affair that she thought others needed to be quite clear as to what she felt.

Couple of years ago, I took a vacation to Jamaica. The resort had exceptionally tight security. It put a damper on the whole trip.

12 posted on 12/20/2001 5:49:31 PM PST by woollyone
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To: B4Ranch
BTTT
13 posted on 12/20/2001 5:49:34 PM PST by onyx
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To: B4Ranch; CCWoody
I read of the "success" of gun control in Jamaica in the last issue of the NRA's "America's First Freedom" magazine.

Scary, very scary indeed!

14 posted on 12/20/2001 5:59:13 PM PST by Jerry_M
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To: Jerry_M
When are the Sheep in all of these countries going to finally stand up? As My father used to say - "You can't fix stupid & every Liberal I ever met, was Stupid!"

WHO TO DIAL WHEN IN TROUBLE

15 posted on 12/20/2001 6:31:50 PM PST by stlrocket
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To: B4Ranch; Kentucky Woman
Not quite positive as to the reference to the 'Ladies' on this post....as far as I'm concerned, my Wife is the best shot of anyone, male -or- female, that I know.

We've both taken the prescribed 'Gun Safety' Course as delegated by the local 'State Officials' for each of us to get our 'Carry Permits'.

...although...the truth be known - I've yet to understand how any government agency has any authority to 'Regulate' a Right as is verified by the United States' Constitution !! !! !!

Driving an automoble is a "Privilege" and, may be regulated, I guess.

But, the ownership of a firearm (if an American Citizen so chooses)

Is a RIGHT !! !! !!

If we fail in fighting for that particular 'Right', we all run the risk of being labeled "...government-disarmed, sitting-duck, law-abiding citizens and expatriates...".

16 posted on 12/20/2001 6:39:36 PM PST by Alabama_Wild_Man
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To: B4Ranch
Thanks for the heads up!
19 posted on 12/20/2001 6:55:16 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: B4Ranch

20 posted on 12/20/2001 6:59:19 PM PST by glock rocks
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To: B4Ranch; E.S.A. must Die!
Anyone who thinks the Bill of Rights is either "out of date," "hokey" or "needs revising" - all of which I've heard from well-meaning but tragically ignorant and complacent Americans - should try living in a country which doesn't have one. I have been there and done that, and I don't want to go through it ever again -especially not in my own native nation. So I am dedicated to preventing today's government nanny from turning, as so often has occurred in history, into tomorrow's government despot.

Well said. Thanks for the flags.

21 posted on 12/20/2001 7:04:31 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: E.S.A. must Die!
Don't be depressed, we will not allow it to happen here. But it will take some work and dedication on our part.
22 posted on 12/20/2001 7:22:37 PM PST by MissAmericanPie
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To: backhoe; Mercuria
Thanks backhoe, passing it along.
23 posted on 12/20/2001 7:23:06 PM PST by nunya bidness
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To: Victoria Delsoul,All
Time for America to do away with ALL laws that violate the 2nd amendment.

Text of the Second Amendment
"A well regulated Militia
being necessary to the security of a free State,
the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed."

Anyone who actually reads AND understands the 2nd Amendment
will see that there is no constitutional authority for any type of gun registration
and *there is no need for anyone to have to apply for a license to carry a gun.
*NOTE Vermont is the only state that understands this!
Any political party, politician, judge (etc), organization or individual who trys to convince you that:
1) you must register a firearm
2) you must pass a background check
3) you must wait (x) amount of days before you can get your firearm
4) you need to have a license to carry a gun
is either uneducated about OUR rights as citizens
OR is actively working to undermine OUR country.

How Did the Founders Understand the Second Amendment?

How the Brady Bill Passed (and subsequently - "Instant Check")
When the Brady Bill was passed into law on November 24, 1993,
the Senate voted on the Conference Report
and passed the Brady Bill by UNANIMOUS CONSENT.

NOT ONE SENATOR FROM EITHER PARTY VOTED AGAINST THIS

24 posted on 12/20/2001 7:42:58 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: jdege
FLAG
25 posted on 12/20/2001 7:50:04 PM PST by Valin
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Bump!
26 posted on 12/20/2001 7:53:55 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: E.S.A. must Die!
Thanks for the flag. Haven't heard the drooling lobotomite Colostomy Powell talk too much about this situation in his birthplace. Cannot fathom the mindset of the young lady's father - turning in his girly pistol[Luger]when he should have been stocking up on Winchester 1300's and lots of lead pumpkins[deer slugs]. Time to road test some low yield neutron bombs, cleanse the place and start over. Unbelievable!!!!
27 posted on 12/20/2001 7:55:58 PM PST by Bedford Forrest
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To: backhoe
If everyone had a gun and knew how to use it, we would all be safer - get yourself an "ally sweeper" today - no waiting needed.
28 posted on 12/20/2001 8:00:58 PM PST by ThinkLikeWaterAndReeds
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To: Alabama_Wild_Man
Driving an automobile, riding a wagon or walking is not a privilege! These are means of travel. Driving a vehicle for profit is a privilege.
29 posted on 12/20/2001 8:09:22 PM PST by B4Ranch
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To: B4Ranch
Bump! Great story and so true!
30 posted on 12/20/2001 8:16:01 PM PST by Cold Heat
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To: E.S.A. must Die!
Request you take me off your mailing list. Thanks
31 posted on 12/20/2001 8:19:38 PM PST by Little John
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To: E.S.A. must Die!
Pro-gun bump.
32 posted on 12/20/2001 8:26:35 PM PST by mafree
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To: E.S.A. must Die!
Jamaica - an Island paradise turned into a shthole

Not the topic of too many romantic songs these days

33 posted on 12/20/2001 8:36:48 PM PST by Archie Bunker on steroids
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To: E.S.A. must Die!
I really liked post #1. Jamaica is a country I would not care to visit. Sounds like a very unstable country politically and lawfully.
34 posted on 12/20/2001 8:57:20 PM PST by goldilucky
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To: Little John
Request you take me off YOUR mailing list. That is to say, when you wish to make a request to an individual, make your request to that individual, not to the universe.
35 posted on 12/20/2001 9:05:59 PM PST by Bedford Forrest
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To: Waco
Diane Feinstein spoke today, insisting we need gun control so the terrorists won't shoot us. She ignores the fact that if we didn't let them flood into the country legally and illegally, they wouldn't be here to attack us! She also conveniently neglects to mention that the Senators have the anthrax vaccines, the smallpox shots, the underground shelters stocked like luxury hotels, emergency medical services and the secret service and national guard to protect them. I guess us common folk are just expected to be killed so that the world population will get down to a size her friends at the UN feels comfortable with.

Besides that.. Hello.., Diane?!...they didn't use guns on the world trade center. What does she think gun control would've done to stop them from hijacking a plane with a boxcutter??
36 posted on 12/20/2001 9:38:23 PM PST by hedgetrimmer
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To: E.S.A. must Die!
Depressing indeed.

What does E.S.A. stand for?

38 posted on 12/20/2001 10:15:15 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture
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To: backhoe
MEGA-BUMP for one of the best pro-Second Amendment articles I have ever read!
39 posted on 12/20/2001 10:33:34 PM PST by Captainpaintball
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To: backhoe
bump bump bump!
40 posted on 12/20/2001 10:46:09 PM PST by steveisright
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To: steveisright
did i mention bump?
41 posted on 12/20/2001 10:46:55 PM PST by steveisright
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To: steveisright; AnnaZ; HangFire; Lady Jenn; Kithlyara; feinswinesuksass; abigail2; AnneJustice4All...
Yes, Steve...you said BUMP...

...and after reading this column...I said HOLY COW!!!!

42 posted on 12/20/2001 11:08:10 PM PST by Mercuria
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To: Mercuria
Since Bumping is the thing to do here, i'd like to mention that i really loved your profile page. Great bookmarks and links. God bless.
43 posted on 12/20/2001 11:13:34 PM PST by steveisright
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To: backhoe
Excellent post, and an excellent testimonial. The JPFO seems, in a lot of ways, to be a lot more on the ball than the NRA. This only makes sense to me; if ever there were a group of people that has exeperienced the results of being disarmed, it is the Jews. Yet so many are ant-gun; 'tis a puzzlement.
44 posted on 12/20/2001 11:22:05 PM PST by Cacophonous
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To: B4Ranch
2nd Amendment BUMP, thanks for the heads up, great article.
45 posted on 12/21/2001 12:14:23 AM PST by BigBlueJon
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To: B4Ranch;summer
Thanks for looking.... another thing I recall from those "days of long ago" is a radio ad we heard a lot....

"A hungry Mon
is a dangerous Mon...
Feed your Brother...."

46 posted on 12/21/2001 1:06:01 AM PST by backhoe
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To: nunya bidness
passing it along

Thank you much- that's exactly what I'm trying to do.... nearly all of us here see the foolishness of such things; the trick is to open the eyes of others--

47 posted on 12/21/2001 1:15:12 AM PST by backhoe
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To: goldilucky
Jamaica is a country I would not care to visit

What really impressed me was how beautiful the island was, how lovely the speech ( quasi-British ), and how dam' poor most people were.... basically, there was no middle class- which is the foundation for a representative government of any kind.

There were "those who had some kind of link to the government"-- they seemed to do OK... and "everyone else"- dirt poor!

48 posted on 12/21/2001 1:24:21 AM PST by backhoe
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To: hedgetrimmer
neglects to mention that the Senators have the anthrax vaccines, the smallpox shots, the underground shelters stocked like luxury hotels, emergency medical services and the secret service and national guard to protect them. I guess us common folk are just expected to be killed

I could not agree more-- see my comments about how Jamaica lacks a middle class.... it's "perfumed princes" or dirt poor-- nothing in between!

49 posted on 12/21/2001 1:27:23 AM PST by backhoe
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To: Captainpaintball;steveisright
Thanks-- I hope you will copy the link or the whole article, and spread it all over the 'net.... use these:

Communicate! Let the Sons of....

50 posted on 12/21/2001 1:29:28 AM PST by backhoe
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