“This was, of course, when we were free under the Tsar. Weapons, from swords and spears to pistols, rifles and shotguns were everywhere, common items. People carried them concealed, they carried them holstered. Fighting knives were a prominent part of many traditional attires and those little tubes criss crossing on the costumes of Cossacks and various Caucasian peoples? Well, those are bullet holders for rifles.”
However, the communists weren’t stupid, he wrote, and when they took power, “One of the first things they did was to disarm the population. ”
“From that point, mass repression, mass arrests, mass deportations, mass murder, mass starvation were all a safe game for the powers,” Mishin wrote.
The commentary, which originally appeared on the author’s personal website, comes just as the gun control sentiment in America is at a zenith because of the deranged attack on a Newtown, Conn., school in which 20 children and six adults were killed.
As WND reported, a coalition of gun organizations already has told members of Congress that more restrictions on guns won’t increase security and will likely, instead, lead to more violence.