FORMER CHINESE STUDENT DISSIDENT,NOW U.S. CITIZEN AND PROUD GUN-OWNER, SPEAKS AT SECOND AMENDMENT RALLY IN BOSTON, JANUARY 19, 2013
The Founding Fathers and Chairman Mao had one thing in common – they all thought that guns are a very important political instrument…
Twenty three years ago I was a freshman college student in China, and I was exercising my freedom of speech and assembly in Tiananmen Square… We grew frustrated by government corruption and by limitations on our personal freedom. We demonstrated peacefully. However our passion and patriotism were crushed by AK-47s. We could not fight back because we did not have an inch of iron in our hands…
The second amendment is a protector against a tyrannical government…When the government turns criminal, the body count will not be five, ten or even twenty, it will be in the millions, like during the rule of the Chinese Communist Party.
Keep in mind – absolute power corrupts absolutely. When the government has a monopoly on guns, they have absolute power.
Do you know the Chinese Constitution guarantees almost all the nice things we have here? The Chinese Constitution says that the Chinese people enjoy freedom of speech and religion, that they have human rights and property rights, and that such rights cannot be taken away without the due process of the law.
And do you know what? Chinese people do not have the right to keep and bear arms.
I assure you that all those nice things written in the Chinese Constitution are not worth the weight of the paper they are printed on, because - when government has all the guns, they have all the rights.
I was not born a U.S. citizen. I was naturalized in 2007. In 2008 I became a proud gun owner. To me a rifle is not for sporting or hunting – it is an instrument of freedom. It guarantees that I cannot be coerced, that I have free will, that I am a free man…
Now suppose the twenty million Beijing citizens had a couple million rifles on hand in 1989. How many rounds should they have been allowed to load into their magazines?
Do not give up the fight, my friends. It might be a small step that you give up your rifle or a thirty round magazine, but it will be a giant leap in the destruction of this great republic.
In closing, I will quote the words of Captain John Parker (Commander of the Lexington Militia, 1775):
“Stand your ground. Do not fire until fired upon. But – if they want a war, let us start here.”
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