Date: 9/7/2006


> Bharat J. Gajjar/////////// > bgajjar@comcast.net ///////////// > > September 6, 2006////////////// > > Dear Editor,//////////// > > Please print the following message in your publication. >/////////////// > > FREEDOM TO OWN WEAPONS IN INDIA >////////////// > I do not have a gun, neither a sword. I do not have a need to have them > as > I live in America. However, I am happy that in America there is the > freedom > of owning a gun. In India, where I grew up, no one is allowed to have a > gun. When the British came and cunningly grabbed India, the first thing > they did was take every weapon from the citizens of India. I am glad that > Mahatma Gandhi taught Indians to stand up and fight even without weapons. > That satyagraha (the most potent technique of conflict resolution or civil > rights movement) worked because the English government was the government > of > the law. But now, the terrorist movement, fascists with guns and bombs > are > raising Hell in India. In Cashmere they killed a lot of innocent Hindus > and > Sikhs and they had no way of defending themselves. Lord Krishna said, > "Arjun, get up and fight." But if you have no weapon, how are they going > to > fight. Some people interpret Lord Krishna's message to mean "internal > fight," that could be correct however I feel that is hogwash. So I feel > that India should allow citizens to own guns if they want. Where there is > freedom there is progress, safety and growth.A friend of mine Dr. Tom > Lundy > forwarded the following message to me regarding "Guns" it is worth > reading.//////// > > Gun Control///////// > ------------------------------ > In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, > about > 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and > exterminated./////////////// > ------------------------------ > In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million > Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated///////////// > ------------------------------ > Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of > 13 > million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded > up > and exterminated.////////////// > ------------------------------ > China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 > million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up > and.//////////////// > ------------------------------ > Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 > Mayan > Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.////////////////// > ------------------------------ > Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, > 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and > exterminated.////////////// > ------------------------------ > Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million > 'educated' people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and > exterminated./////////////// > ----------------------------- > Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because > of gun control: 56 million.------------------------------ > It has now been 12 months since gun owners in Australia were forced by new > law to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed by their own > government, a program costing Australia taxpayers more than $500 million > dollars. The first year results are now in: > . Australia-wide, homicides are up 3.2 percent > . Australia-wide, assaults are up 8.6 percent > . Australia-wide, armed robberies are up 44 percent (yes, 44 percent)! > . In the state of Victoria alone, homicides with firearms are now up > > 300 percent. (Note that while the law-abiding citizens turned them in, the > criminals did not, and criminals still possess their guns!) While figures > over the previous 25 years showed a steady decrease in armed robbery with > firearms, this has changed drastically upward in the past 12 months, since > criminals now are guaranteed that their prey is unarmed. There has also > been a dramatic increase in break-ins and assaults of the ELDERLY. > Australian politicians are at a loss to explain how public safety has > decreased, after such monumental effort and expense was expended in > successfully ridding Australian society of guns. The Australian experience > and the other historical facts above prove it.You won't see this data on > the > American evening news or hear our president, governors or other > politicians > disseminating this information. Guns in the hands of honest citizens save > lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws affect only the law-abiding > citizens.Take note my fellow Americans.....before it's too late! The next > time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them of this > history lesson.With guns, we are 'citizens'. Without them, we are > 'subjects'.If you value your freedom, Please spread this anti-gun control > message to all of your friends and congress-critters.////////////// > _______________________ > Dear Friends, >/////////////// > Remember, where there is freedom there is progress, safety and growth. >/////////////// > Professor Bharat J. Gajjar///////////// > 000000000