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What the Versailles Treaty
Teaches about 'Gun Control'

By Greg Camp. November 12th, 2018

This weekend marked the one-hundredth anniversary of the end of the First World War—if we don't count the Napoleonic Wars as a global conflict, of course. It was supposed to be the war to end all wars, and though it was called the Great War, it turned out to be only the first act of what would be a much greater horror to come. The lessons are many. One that I wish to draw here is what the Versailles Treaty can teach advocates of gun control.

The treaty is reminiscent of today's advocates to restrict gun rights in several ways. It singled out Germany as responsible for the war, despite there having been multiple participants whose military and diplomatic policies made the conflict inevitable and a terrorist attack by a Serbian nationalist that put everything in motion. But in the same way that gun owners are blamed for violence in our nation, Germany was declared to be the villain and beaten down financially and militarily. .......

History has much to teach with many aspects of life but in particular when it comes to 'gun control'. The bottom line is that over time no governments or bureaucracies have ever condoned the idea of mere citizens being able to be armed. The Second Amendment is unique to the U.S.A. but even that in this day and age is under ever more attack and needs to be fiercely defended.


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