Around 40 members of the 7th Cavalry were killed, over half cut down by friendly fire from the Hotchkiss guns of their overzealous comrades-in-arms. Twenty members of the 7th Cavalry were deemed “National Heros” and awarded the Medal of Honor for their acts of cowardice.
We do not hear of
Knee today. It is not mentioned in our history classes or books.
What little does exist about Wounded Knee is
normally the sanitized “Official Government Explanation” or the historically
and factually inaccurate depictions of the events leading up to the massacre on
the movie screen.
Wounded Knee was among the first federally backed gun confiscation attempts in
history. It ended in
the senseless murder of 297 people. United States
Before you jump on the emotionally charged bandwagon for gun-control, take a moment to reflect on the real purpose of the Second Amendment- The right of the people to take up arms in defense of themselves, their families, and property in the face of invading armies or an oppressive government. The argument that the Second Amendment only applies to hunting and target shooting is asinine. When the
States Constitution was drafted “hunting” was an everyday
chore carried out by men and women to put meat on the table each night, and
“target shooting” was an unheard of concept, musket balls were a precious
commodity in the wilds of early ,
and were certainly not wasted “target shooting”. The Second Amendment was
written by people who fled oppressive and tyrannical regimes in Europe, and
refers to the right of American citizens to be armed for defense purposes
should such tyranny rise in the America . United
As time goes on the average citizen in the
continues to lose personal freedom or “liberty”. Far too many times unjust
bills are passed and signed into law under the guise of “for your safety” or
“for protection”. The Patriot Act signed into law by G.W. Bush, then expanded
and continued by Barack Obama is just one of many examples of American citizens
being stripped of their rights and privacy for “safety”. Now, the Right to Keep
and Bear Arms is on the table, and will, most likely be taken away for “our
safety”. United States
Before any American citizen blindly accepts whatever new firearms legislation that is about to be doled out, they should stop and think about something for just one minute-Evil does exist in our world. It always has and always will. Throughout history evil people have committed evil acts. In the Bible one of the first stories is that of Cain killing Abel. We can not legislate “evil” into extinction. Good people will abide by the law, defective people will always find a way around it.
And another thought Evil exists all around us, but looking back at the historical record of the past 200 years across the globe, where is “evil” and “malevolence” most often found? In the hands of those with the power- governments. That greatest human tragedies on record and the largest loss of innocent human life can be attributed to governments. Who do governments target? “Scapegoats” and “enemies” within their own borders…but only after they have been disarmed to the point where they are no longer a threat. Ask any Native American, and they will tell you it was inferior technology and lack of arms that contributed to their demise. Ask any Armenian why it was so easy for the Turks to exterminate millions of them, and they will answer “We were disarmed before it happened”. Ask any Jew what Hitler’s first step prior to the mass murders of the Holocaust was- confiscation of firearms from the people.
Wounded Knee is the prime example of why the Second Amendment exists, and why we shouldn’t be in such a hurry to surrender our Right to Bear Arms. Without the Second Amendment we have no right to defend ourselves and our families.
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