Americans not crazy about gun control

PRINCETON, NJ — Americans are most likely to say that an increased police presence at schools, increased government spending on mental health screening and treatment, and decreased depiction of gun violence in entertainment venues would be effective in preventing mass shootings at schools. Americans rate the potential effectiveness of a ban on assault and semi-automatic guns as fourth on a list of six actions Gallup asked about.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • $8194357

    Geeze…I wonder why?
    Go figure, huh.

    With socialism in power during that time,
    it isn’t hard to figure out.

    By Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership

    Adolph Hitler was the National SOCIALIST Leader and Reich Chancellor of Nazi
    Germany. During his horrific 12 year rule he was responsible for unleashing the
    bloodiest war to ever scourge mankind. Like all good socialists, Hitler
    consolidated and sustained his power by killing anyone who opposed him. In
    addition he commanded his minions to carry out the most widespread racial
    genocide ever perpetrated. By applying the practices of the industrial assembly
    line, some 6 million Jews and 8 million other “subhumans” were gassed and
    cremated in extermination camps which were constructed for no other purpose. In
    addition, uncounted millions of Jews, Gypsies, Russian POW’s, Jehovah’s
    witnesses, “terrorists”, “criminals”, “partisans”, Christians, slavs, and others
    were shot, hanged, beaten to death, starved to death, worked to death, marched
    to death and perished in disease epidemics. The death toll attributed to his
    regime can never be truly known but most experts guess about 20 million killed
    for their racial identity or personal beliefs. This is in addition to the 50
    million who perished as a direct result of military operations in the European
    war.

    Communist Party Chairman and founder of the People’s Republic of China. Mao
    Tse-Tung has the distinction of being listed in the Guinness Book of World
    Records as the greatest mass murderer in human history. Because Red China was,
    and is, such a closed society, estimates of the numbers of those put death in
    order to bring the benefits of socialism to the masses vary considerably. Most
    figures are consistently between 40 million and 80 million. While mass killings
    of “enemies of the state” were apparently not as widespread as they were during
    the earlier years of his despotic rule, they do include the great slaughter of
    the “Cultural Revolution” which may have numbered a half million
    “counter-revolutionaries”.

    This extremely rare photograph of Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot was taken at a
    jungle camp in Cambodia in 1993. After America deserted its allies in the
    Vietnam war, the domino effect swept socialism to power in Cambodia. Pol Pot
    quickly distinguished himself among his socialist brethren by wiping from the
    face of the earth fully one-third of Cambodia’s population. Proclaimed the
    “Absolute Leader”, he set the calendar to “Year Zero”, outlawed mail, money and
    marriage, depopulated all cities and towns to the countryside and slaughtered
    over 2 million people in just 3 years. Had his socialist rule not been ended by
    a Vietnamese land grab in 1976, he might have ended up killing all the Cambodian
    people; an outcome which would doubtlessly please United Nations population
    control experts.

    Joseph Stalin has well earned his place in history as one of the most
    bloodthirsty socialist tyrants who ever lived. Stalin simply picked up were
    Lenin left off, exterminating not only those who opposed his plans, but also
    those THOUGHT capable of opposition. Mass executions, artificially created
    famines, slave labor and death camps, forced migrations of whole racial and
    ethnic groups are among the expedients devised to slaughter between 40 million
    and 100 million human beings. Such totals do not include the 20 million who were
    killed during WWII. Victor Suvorov, a Red Army officer, wrote a book called
    “Inside the Soviet Army”. In it, he cites demographic studies which show that
    the then extant USSR should have had 100 million more people than it did. Where
    did they all go? With socialism in power during that time, it isn’t hard to
    figure out.

    • matthew_bosch

      We are not to far removed these situations. Germany was a Western civilization which shared many cultural norms with America. Economic strife was one of the catalysts which contributed to Germany’s deterioration into an agent of evil.

      • $8194357

        Yes sir..
        From Martin Luther
        to Hitler.
        When a cultures Faith is
        replaced with ideology…
        Taking longer here but
        comming fast enough..

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