Democrat Congressman: ‘The State Ought to Have a Monopoly on Legitimate Violence’

Posted on December 22, 2012 by


8900_10151207979813581_547428277_n Because when the State commits acts of mass murder, it’s “legitimate,” right? Just ask the unarmed victims of Mao, Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot, Kim Il Sung, Milosevic, Castro, Saddam Hussein…

Elizabeth Harrington reports at CNS News:

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said only the federal government should have “high-capacity” gun magazines and that the “state ought to have a monopoly on legitimate violence.”

At a Capitol Hill press conference on Wednesday,  Nadler gathered with other House Democrats to push for stricter gun control in the wake of last week’s massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., which left 26 dead, including 20 children.

The lawmaker told that he not only supports prohibiting the future sale of 10-round gun magazines, but he would like to confiscate high-capacity clips already legally possessed by American citizens.

Read more at CNS News

Mass murder by government in the 20th century:

Communist China – 78 million
Soviet Union – 61 million
Nazi Germany – 12 million
Pol Pot’s Cambodia – 1.7 million
Kim Il Sung’s North Korea – 1.6 million
Kambanda’s Rwanda – 800,000
Saddam Hussein’s Iraq – 600,000
Sudan’s Janjaweed – 400,000
Ho Chi Min’s Vietnam – 200,000
Milosevic’s Yugoslavia – 100,000
Franco’s Spain – 30,000
Castro’s Cuba – 30,000
Assad’s Syria – 25,000
Mugabe’s Zimbabwe – 20,000

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