I realize there is already a thread about gun violence numbers but if I posted this in that thread it would likely hijack it. It's somewhat different. To put "gun control" into perspective for those who support it, here are some numbers: Are you considering backing gun control laws? Now I'm sure many people will say "Oh but the _____ government would NEVER round people up and exterminate them. I'm sure the Soviet Union, Turkey, Germany, China, Guatemala, Uganda, and Cambodia governments gave their citizens reason to believe they would be rounded up and exterminated after their guns were taken away.. Yeah that would make sense. Would it happen? Hopefully not, but the facts above simply cannot be ignored. As history shows, 56 million (reported) people in the last century would have a different opinion on so called "gun control" aka "citizen herding" if they were given a second chance at life. Some proponents of the US Assault Weapons Ban have openly said that if it was possible to ban guns completely without getting voted out of office, they would support a complete ban. YouTube - NRA: The Clinton Gun Ban Story Some interesting quotes from this video: I agree with the people who say that the Assault Weapons Ban is only a stepping stone to a complete ban down the line. First they wait until people are used to some guns being banned. Then they create fear for other types and then fear for guns altogether and before you know it it's illegal to own a gun. What do you think? Discuss.