Saturday, January 19, 2013
Ed Emery: Japanese weren't afraid of our armies; they were afraid of our citizens' guns
In this issues video from last year's State Senate campaign, the winner of that election, Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, discusses the Second Amendment, including its historical context.
The amendment, he says, was the reason why Japan didn't attack the U. S. mainland during World War II.
"Japan wasn't afraid of our army; they were afraid of our citizens."
That ridiculous story has been circulating for decades, primarily by those who want to stop any rule or regulation addressing guns. No reputable historian takes it seriously.