Letter to My Anti-Gun Friends by Angel Shamaya
Dear Anti-Gun People,
I am opening a dialogue with you to better comprehend your position
through reviewing your responses to a few questions. After you've read
my questions and the provided links, I'll answer any questions you may
have regarding my strong belief in the right to keep and bear arms, and I
hope you will truthfully answer the questions I pose to you below:
1) Do you believe the government is always honest with the people?
2) A woman who is unarmed is easy prey for an armed rapist. But there
are many places in America where a woman cannot legally carry a gun
to protect herself from attack. Do you think it is better for a woman to be
raped than to fend off a rapist in self-defense with a gun? If so, why? If
not, then do you advise women to resist armed rapists with their bare
3) Britain has effectively disarmed its citizens. Their own Olympic
shooters had to ship guns out of the country or turn them in to be
destroyed. But if more gun control decreases crime, why is Britain
experiencing an epidemic of gun-related violence? (See
4) Washington, D.C. has a per capita murder rate of 69 per 100,000 with
the strictest gun control laws in the country. Indianapolis, with much
more gun freedom, only has 9 murders per 100,000 residents. If
disarming people makes cities safer, how can this be?
5) There are tens of thousands of cases of people getting no response
from the 911 system--including scores of cases where people were still
wounded or killed after having dialed 911. If a criminal is already inside
your house, garage, or car, is dialing 911 really the most effective way of
immediately dealing with the situation? (See
6) Police also have no legal requirement to protect you when you call for
help. People attacked by criminals and injured after calling police for help
cannot sue in court and win. This places the responsibility of personal
protection in the hands of each individual. Does it make sense that the
individual be denied the same access to tools for self-protection that
police enjoy? (See
http://rkba.org/research/kasler/protection) and also (http://dial911.itgo.com)
7) Every national gun licensing and registration in history has led to
confiscation. Gun registration in America has already led to confiscation
in New York and California. (See
http://www.sierratimes.com/arjj020700.htm) If you support gun
registration in America, would you please explain how having their guns
registered helped the citizens in China, Nazi Germany, Cambodia, the
Soviet Union, or Uganda? Do you think gun registration was beneficial to
the Jews in Germany, the Cambodians under Pol Pot, or the Chinese
under Mao Tse Tung? (See
8) Why are the media and the government working in unison to disarm
America when the most in-depth scientific studies on the subject of
private gun ownership shows that more guns in the hands of citizens
REDUCES violent crime? (See
http://www.reasonmag.com/0001/fe.js.cold.html) What agenda for the
US do they have planned that requires disarming the citizens of our
9) Criminals get guns, knives, and bludgeons any time they wish, and
they disobey whatever laws they wish--including laws against robbery,
rape, and murder. Why would you want to make law-abiding citizens
easier prey by taking away their guns? (See
10) We rarely see both sides of the gun debate issue on national
television. Why is that? It has already been proven by the most in-depth
scientific study on the subject of guns and crime that more guns in the
hands of law-abiding citizens means less crime.
11) The ACLU and most Americans think a door-to-door search for drugs
is a gross violation of civil rights. Many gun banners would like to see
door-to-door confiscation of guns. Are you willing to have Your Home
searched for guns (or anything else) any time the government wishes to
12) Every year Americans citizens legally kill 3-5 times as many
criminals as are killed by all the law enforcement officials combined. Up
to 2 1/2 million times a year, citizens use guns to legally thwart crime--
usually when they are the intended victims. If citizens are disarmed,
these intended victims will be defenseless against armed criminals. Are
you saying that millions of Americans each year should have no right to
stop criminals who are victimizing them? Would you prefer to give many
more criminals the ability to succeed each year?
13) Today, many men and women have reason to believe that the
Federal government is intent on disarming the American people as a
means to significantly greater control--the way citizens in disarmed
China, Germany, the Soviet Union and Cuba are controlled. If these
people are right, does this concern you?
14) There are 360-450 citizens in America for every law enforcement
officer. (600,000/750,000 to 270,000,000) Do you believe each law
enforcement officer can protect 360-450 people from violent criminals?
15) When they express anger, law-abiding gun owners are presented as
"extremists" in today's media. American public servants surrounded by
armed bodyguards and/or living in neighborhoods with private security are
telling law-abiding citizens we cannot carry or even own (some
cities/states) a gun--not even to protect ourselves and our families. Do
you see the hypocrisy? Can you understand why tolerance pushed
beyond a limit of fairness leads to justifiable anger? Can you understand
why being told we cannot enjoy the same safety our leaders enjoy
invokes outrage? Is a politician's life more important than your life? If so,
16) Mainstream media, which uses the publicly-owned electromagnetic
spectrum to broadcast, has clearly proven to be biased against guns; it
is not presenting both sides of the issue. (See
On the other hand,
http://www.citizensofamerica.org has a media program that presents the
pro-gun side of the story. If you believe in "equality" regarding public
property, should COA be given free media time to present their case?
And just why IS the media so biased in the first place? (And why might
the government be anti-gun?)
17) In many areas of the nation, a woman who is being stalked by her ex-
husband must wait 10 days to purchase a gun--even if her life has been
threatened. Why should law-abiding people in fear of their lives wait 10
days to get a gun when criminals have no waiting periods?
18) Criminals often kill people who've already turned over their money and
put up no resistance. If a woman does not resist and the criminal intends
to rape her, she will be raped. Do you think the government has a right to
require women to submit to rape? If so, why?
19) Are we supposed to simply Submit when confronted with an armed
rapist or murderer and leave our ourselves at their mercy? If so, why?
Can you see how our society would revert to utter lawlessness if
everyone agreed to simply submit to armed criminals?
20) Many anti-gun people use child gun-related accidents and/or deaths
as a reason for banning guns. Seeing that more children drown every
year than are killed by guns, do you support banning swimming pools?
21) Current federal law now limits the capacity of a gun's magazine to 10
rounds. Police often empty their guns without ever stopping a criminal. If
you were out alone at a roadside rest area and were approached by 3
hardened criminals with obvious intent to do you harm, would you want
to be limited to only 10 rounds?
22) Cars are commonly used to commit crimes. Far more people die in
cars every year than by guns--and no Constitutional Amendment
guarantees our rights to own cars. Because more people die every year
in cars than by guns, do you support a ban on cars? There are also an
alarming number of crimes committed under the influence of alcohol.
Would you support a ban on alcohol considering it didn't work the last
time they tried it?
23) Mayors of several cities in America are suing gun manufacturers
under the guise of recovering costs of gun-related injuries which took
place in their cities. Because more people are hurt or killed in cars than
by guns, do you support these mayors in suing car manufacturers?
24) Numerous cities in America criminalize carrying guns for self-
defense. These same cities make exceptions for people carrying money
and jewels. Do you agree that money and jewels are more important to
protect than people's lives?
25) The National Guard is paid by the Federal government, occupies
property leased to the Federal government, uses weapons owned by the
Federal government, and punishes trespassers under Federal law. Do
you truly believe the National Guard is a State agency?
26) The National Guard is also what is commonly called the modern-day
militia in anti-gun propaganda as a way of trying to deal with the Second
Amendment. If the Constitution was referring to the National Guard with
the term "militia," how can we account for the fact that the Second
Amendment was ratified in 1787--while the National Guard was created
by an act of Congress in 1903?
27) The FBI and ATF (agencies of the Federal government) gunned down
81 innocent women and children and burned most of the evidence down
to the ground in Waco and have withheld evidence which would (and still
may) convict them of wrongdoing. They murdered Randy Weaver's wife.
The police and other state agencies shot to death Donald Scott in a
bogus drug raid in California. Why would you trust these government
agencies with fully automatic weapons but not trust a law-abiding
individual with a simple self-defense handgun?
28) The law-abiding gun owners of today are presented as "gun nuts,
extremists, militia fanatics, and killers" in the communications media. Is
it possible they are depicted this way to sway public opinion toward
disliking guns? If so, why would the media and the anti-gun politicians do
that? How is this different from the way the news organs of Nazi
Germany, China, the Soviet Union, Cambodia, and Cuba propagandized
against the segments of their societies that opposed complete state
29) Many documented statements by anti-gun groups claim that the
Second Amendment refers to the power of the States to keep and bear
arms. In other sections of the Constitution, we find the following: "the
right of the PEOPLE to peaceably assemble," the "right of the PEOPLE
to be secure in their homes," "enumeration here of certain rights shall
not be construed to disparage others retained by the PEOPLE," and "the
powers not delegated herein are reserved to the states respectively, and
to the PEOPLE." Do you honestly believe "the right of the PEOPLE to
keep and bear arms" refers to the States but excludes Individuals?
30) Handguns are the cheapest, lightest, most portable, easiest-to-use,
and most effective means of self-defense. This is why they are used by
police officers. Denying people the right to use this tool leaves them
defenseless against criminals on the street. Why do you advocate that
law-abiding people not be allowed to protect themselves with the best
means of self-defense available?
31) The Federal government and the United Nations (See
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/bluesky_exnews/19991207_xex_un_coming_yo.shtml) have been working in unison for years to systematically
disarm American citizens. Is it even remotely possible that the
government has something planned that so many Americans would be
against that it is critical that they disarm us? If so, do you see that
supporting their disarmament plans could be working against the
American citizens committed to preserving freedom?
I do appreciate your thoughts on these matters and look forward to your
reply. I am committed to answering every question you send me by
giving each one careful attention and a thorough, intelligent reply as soon
as possible. If you pose a question I cannot intelligently address, I will
seek out an answer until I can.
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