Death by Government, by R. J. Rummel, is an excellent article and book I highly recommend for gun-control fanatics, Second Amendment opponents, and those who’ve completely misunderstood the Parkland tragedy and recent mass shootings. As well as us normal people.
The statistics are overwhelming. Through all of recorded history, mass murder by government far exceeds all of the murders perpetrated by individual citizens or so-called organized crime gangs. Turns out, the government is the ultimate organized crime gang. In this century alone, if one tallies up the victims of the Holocaust, Stalin’s forced starvation of Ukraine, the mass murders of the Khmer Rouge, the 76 million victims of Mao’s many campaigns to cleanse the People’s Republic of his enemies, we’re pushing nearly 150 million victims. The murders perpetrated by the likes of the Mafia, assorted gangs, and individual actors don’t even claim 1% of the victims of government.
This is something I have never heard from any type of media, lame stream or alternate. Rummel’s book is, as far as I know, the only attempt to even address the subject. I strongly recommend everyone to read the book or at least the book summary I have posted.