The hope here is to direct readers’ attention to an important piece published today by Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership. The article is especially recommended to those who believe that the notion of the U.S. committing mass murder in pursuit of “gun control” is a paranoid, right-wing fantasy. If so, it’s a “fantasy” that has already happened.
The massacre of Wounded Knee was the direct result of the U.S. Army’s 7th Cavalry enforcing the government’s forcible disarmament edicts against the Sioux Indian Nation.
December 29, 2012 marked the 122nd Anniversary of the murder of 297 Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee Creek on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. These 297 people, in their winter camp, were murdered by federal agents and members of the 7th Cavalry who had come to confiscate their firearms “for their own safety and protection”. The slaughter began AFTER the majority of the Sioux had peacefully turned in their firearms. When the final round had flown, of the 297 dead or dying, two thirds (200) were women and children.
The Army was so eager to kill for the “gun control” agenda that they clumsily killed dozens of their own troops, and so proud of this massacre was the U.S. government that at least 20 of the troops were awarded the Medal of “Honor.”
Of course, for those who would argue that butchery committed nearly one and a quarter centuries ago, however evil, bears little relation to what might happen now, a reminder that the federal government’s slaughter of scores of men, women and children just under 20 years ago was also motivated by “gun control” is probably in order (not to mention, the fact that our current Attorney General was a central character in determining that the government had done nothing wrong with that particular mass murder).
The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence would, of course, argue that the Native Americans who fought back so bravely, so futilely against their butchers were wrong to do so, because the government must have a monopoly on political violence.
The “Battle” of Wounded Knee is the result of the government’s near-monopoly on the means of force. That seems to work out rather poorly for the people.
Killing for ‘gun control’?