Friday, November 22, 2019

A Question About Hong Kong

Is it a good thing that there are no privately held firearms in Hong Kong?

Because that is clearly the viewpoint of many Americans. The Chinese government is in agreement.

The protesters in Hong Kong might have a different take on the subject.


4 comments:

Beans said...

The real question, of course, is how many illegal guns are privately held?

And, of course, when they'll come in use?

ASM826 said...

Beans,

I'm going to guess 1) Not enough, 2) Not enough ammo, 3) No training.

Old NFO said...

Sigh, gotta agree with you ASM... dammit...

Aesop said...

On June 5th, 1989, the morning after Tiananmen Square became an abattoir, one Chinese student leader escaping the carnage in Beijing looked right into CNN's camera, and said
"Now the people must get guns!"

The clip was scrubbed forever from the news rotation playlist shortly after that news cycle, and if it exists now, it's at the bottom of a deep coal mine, under a rock, covered in a ton of festering bat guano.

More likely, CNN set it on fire, and destroyed all copies.

It is, nonetheless, the truest bit of reporting that network ever did in its entire sordid history.

But it was certainly never broadcast inside China, then or ever, undoubtedly by mutual consent between CNN and the ChiCom government.

And until a million or so Chinamen take that lesson to heart, they haven't got a hope in hell.

We should be looting and seizing the arms stashes and caches of warlords the world over, and smuggling crates of rifles and ammunition into China by whatever means necessary, including yak trains over the Himalayas, or dropped from stealth drones, and we should keep it up until the revolution out of a barrel of a gun turns around and bites Mao's heirs squarely in the ass.