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[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Unfortunately, brilliant psychiatrists continue to put on display their ignorance of the Second Amendment and its history. The Second Amendment is not about hunting or even defending your home from armed intruders, although that is certainly a fringe benefit. The founders of this great nation came here to escape tyranny and religious persecution. So, not surprisingly, the First Amendment to the Constitution is about religious freedom and the Second Amendment, about the defense against tyranny. The situation in a Colorado movie theater was tragic and heartbreaking. However, when individuals "go off," they kill people in the dozens; when governments "go off," they kill people in the millions. Between 50 million and 100 million people were killed in the 20th century after being disarmed by their own governments in the name of gun control, the most famous being Germany. Germany was the most educated and technically advanced country in the world at the time and yet murdered 20 million of its own people after disarming them less than 70 years previously. Today people are being murdered all over the globe, people who have no ability to fight back. As farfetched as it may seem to some, it can happen here because we are neither more moral nor more civilized than the Germans in the 1940s. People in government are people, and not automatically more trustworthy than your neighbor. The best way...
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Robertson, Rick. "The case for gun control." Psychiatric Times, Oct. 2012, p. 14. Academic OneFile, Accessed 16 Oct. 2018.
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