Last week we had an article on Che Guevara exposing what a sick, creepy, and murderous excuse for a human being he was. Today, Castro's Cuba is in the news again with this piece from the David Codrea, the National Gun Rights Examiner, entitled Cuba's Forced Amnesty Demonstrates Tyrannical Intent of Gun Control. Go read the whole thing, as it is fascinating. We seldom hear these details of a truly sordid history, but instead are treated an unending diet of the "wonders of Castro's health care plan", or "Castro's education system." One would almost believe that Cuba was an island paradise where everyone had a PhD and lived to be 100 years old. The truth is much, much uglier.
Each time the true intent behind gun control and gun registration is exposed, one would think a few more people would "get it." But, just so we are clear: the only purpose of registration is so the "authorities" have a list to go after when the pass a law banning guns.
Still, there are calls for registration, and for "sensible gun control" laws. People ask why we can't just compromise a bit, have a little give a take. Well, Codrea's article above says it all. This has been the history of gun registration everywhere it has been tried, including in New York City and California. The history of the Twentieth Century is one of us compromising our principles for the constant promise that this time it will make everyone safer, only to discover that it doesn't, and a few years later the gun grabbers were back for more. Ben Franklin was right.
So, the lesson I learned from it is to simply stand on principle. No more. Shall not be infringed means what it says. The only law I would entertain is a law to start repealing all those unconstitutional laws.