What does the anti-gun crowd really represent? The dislike for guns, or the centralization of gun ownership?
If history were to tell us anything about centralized power and a weakened, coalesced population, is that it usually doesn't end well. I have read a few well-written articles on the issue by @thecryptofiend, which was taking an unbiased look at the argument. Although I enjoy impartiality, I am not going to fog anyone and tell them that I am impartial on this issue. The death by democide is one of the most unnatural causes of death over the past century.
Perpetrator # Murdered Gun-Ctrl Source
Gov. Date Target (Estimated) Law Document
Ottoman 1915-17 Armenians 1-1.5 Mil. 1866 Art. 166, Turky Penal Code Soviet 1929-53 Anti-Comm. 20 Million 1929 Art. 128, Union Anti-Stal. Penal Code Nazi 1933-45 Jews, 13 Million 1928 Law on Fire- Germany Anti-Nazis, arms & Ammun. & occupied Gypsies April 12, Europe Weapons Law, March 18 China 1948-52 Anti- 20 Million 1935 Arts. 186 & 7 Communists Penal Code. 1966- Pro-Reform 1976 Group Guatemala 1960-81 Mayan 100,000 1871 Decree #36 Indians 1964 Decree #283 Uganda 1971-79 Christians, 300,000 1955 Firearms Ord. Pol. Rivals 1970 Firearms Act Cambodia 1975-79 Educated 1 Million 1956 Arts. 322-328, Persons Penal Code TOTAL VICTIMS: 55.9 MILLION Just taking a look at the individual's inability to stave off an out of control government, the statistics are frightening. As government always does, it historically focused on an undefended minority group, using propaganda to gain public support to alleviate those chosen people from being able to defend themselves. From Christians, political adversaries to Jews and others, many have felt the wrath of the overpowered and advantaged state against their defenseless numbers. Before you think about gun control and how bad you want it, think about the millions that have died, if you can. You are not anti-gun, you just want a monopoly on who is able to have guns; those with a history of genocide known as governments. " A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic. " - Joseph Stalin