Voice: Giving up guns to government never works

May 28, 2001

"… the governor order the arms deposited as aforesaid, that they might be preserved for their owners, only to be seized by a body of soldiers …"

Wow, is this deja vu all over again or what!

Out in California, the lawful gun owners were told to register their guns so criminals would be easier to catch, or something like that. The California public servants gave their word that once all the guns were registered and the criminals subsequently captured because of this registration scheme the guns would never be confiscated.

Well, as good as their word was, many firearms were banned and confiscated by the very public servants in California who told the gun owners that their guns would not be confiscated!

Oh, the above statement comes from the "Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking up Arms" as published by the Second Continental Congress in July 1775 and signed by that guy John Hancock.


You see, in early 1775 Royal Gov. Gage notified all the inhabitants of the town of Boston that their guns should be surrendered to a common secure storage facility so "bad people" wouldn't use these guns for "bad things."

Taking Gov. Gage at his word, the British subjects of Boston surrendered their guns to be stored at the storage facility. They never saw them again, just like the people in California, who trusted the public servants there.

Isn't it funny how some things never change?


Stoughton, Mass.

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