Historically, Here's What Happens When Gun Control Disarms Citizens

By Mike Fishmore | April 26, 2024

Gun ownership

The Second Amendment, ratified in 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights, has been a subject of debate due to its somewhat ambiguous language, particularly the reference to a "well-regulated Militia" and the right of the people to "keep and bear Arms." 
 

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Under the rule of Joseph Stalin, the Soviet Union enforced laws to eliminate private gun possession, contributing to the deaths of around 20 million individuals. The confiscation of guns, facilitated by compulsory registration, was a significant factor in this horrific tragedy. 

The deaths

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Over time, the emphasis on individual gun ownership has overshadowed the initial focus on the role of a well-regulated militia and the safeguarding of a free state. This shift has prompted extensive discussions on the original intent of the amendment and the evolving societal context in which it is applied.