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July 13, 2005


David Kopel, Paul Gallant and Joanne Eisen have published recently a new working paper, entitled "Is Resisting Genocide a Human Right?"

"Resisting Genocide" is a 47-page scholarly article that argues that international law requires a mechanism for protecting people from genocide, but governmental entities have repeatedly failed to prevent or stop mass murders and genocides. Every human being has a right to fight against aggressors intending genocide, and the way to do that is to remain armed. Under international law and international norms, the authors show, the individual right to keep and bear arms must be preserved as the necessary means of preventing genocide.

We at JPFO salute these authors and their excellent work. Articles like "Resisting Genocide" are doing exactly what is needed: to develop and publicize the "gun control" - genocide connection using solid research and applying the insights to current situations.

Since its inception, JPFO has been explaining how widespread private firearms ownership can literally save lives and prevent genocide. The "Resisting Genocide" paper takes that observation and applies it to the ongoing genocide in Sudan and several other recent cases of mass murder. We are honored and pleased that these fine authors are putting these ideas to fruitful use.

If you (or others you know) have trouble visualizing and understanding the horrific consequences of disarming the civilians in a country, then you need to get and watch Innocents Betrayed. Truly, you need to really see and feel the idea of genocide. You need to see the direct connection between powerlessness and systematic destruction. No film makes that connection any clearer than Innocents Betrayed. In fact, David Kopel himself endorsed Innocents Betrayed as "a stellar achievement!"

When your heart and mind unite to shout "never again" to genocide and civilian disarmament, then you can use great tools like our book Death by "Gun Control" and the new "Resisting Genocide" article to transmit the vital facts, figures and logic to others.

Here are the direct links:

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