This is a discussion on Tian'namen Square Refugee Gives Rousing 2nd Amendment Speech in Boston within the The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I'm glad this man got into this country. We need more people who think like him....
I'm glad this man got into this country. We need more people who think like him.
I think there are quite a few people in China who feel like this guy does, but because they lack certain freedoms, they keep their mouths shut and accept things. The kind of repression their government has practiced works pretty well on some populations I guess. Chinese tend to be less individualistic, on average, as a group (with certain exceptions of course) so after a while, they keep themselves in line through peer pressure: "Shhhh! What do you think you're doing?!?! Do you want to get us all thrown in jail?"
What I can't figure out is, why do some natural born citizens of this country act as if we shouldn't exercise our freedoms? If we lose them, we've only ourselves to blame. I suspect it has something to do with Ben Franklin's famous line, which is in a number of people's sigs here. There is a certain kind of person who, when he or she is afraid, will willingly give up their freedoms to have someone 'protect' them.
Many people from other countries understand and have experienced oppression and have had their freedoms taken away. People who have not experienced that type of life can not even imagine what it means to have no freedoms
"The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will lose."
-James Earl Jones