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Gandhi advocated the right to bear arms; use of 'violence' to defend innocents against bullying, oppression

(NaturalNews) Gandhi is known around the world as the master of "nonviolence." And yet, in the face of being threatened with bullying attacks, even Gandhi directly advocated the use of violence in the defense of the innocent. Had Gandhi been alive today and witnessed the senseless loss of life at Sandy Hook Elementary school, he would have advocated arming the principal and giving her a chance to protect innocent lives through the use of defensive violent action.

Don't believe me? Read his own words...

"I do believe that where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence I would advise violence," Gandhi wrote in his famous work, Doctrine of the Sword.

He continues:

...When my eldest son asked me what he should have done, had he been present when I was almost fatally assaulted in 1908, whether he should have run away and seen me killed or whether he should have used his physical force which he could and wanted to use, and defended me, I told him that it was his duty to defend me even by using violence.

Gandhi advocated "training in arms" to defend liberty.

Gandhi also advocated justified violence over the "cowardice" of submission. Again, this is in his own words:

...Hence also do I advocate training in arms for those who believe in the method of violence. I would rather have India resort to arms in order to defend her honor than that she should in a cowardly manner become or remain a helpless witness to her own dishonor. - M.K. Gandhi, The Doctrine of the Sword.


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Gandhi did not advocate this sincerely

He was a manipulative politician like any other. Only Bhagat Singh was sincere in defending India with weaponry, even if he was a socialist.

Hello, my name is Andrew Ryan and I'm here to ask you a question: is a man not entitled to the sweat of his brow?

For the past 5 years around

For the past 5 years around Christmas time, a local pastor has implemented a gun buyback program. Most of the people who turn in their guns are kids. I thought the pastor was doing a good deed. But once you find out how things really operate, you know for a fact that gun control should never happen. Most people who advocate for gun control have their heads in the sand.

I see in another post that buyback programs are happening in other cities. I cannot believe these good people are turning them in!


"With enough of us, around the world, we’ll not just send a strong message opposing the privatization of knowledge — we’ll make it a thing of the past." ~ Aaron Swartz

Could we do the oposite

Start buying guns for poor households providing they sign a contract that they won't sell it?

Bookmarked for the next ahole that tries to use Ghandi

as nothing but a "peace no matter what" justification.

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I am surprised to hear him say this because he was a lawyer.

Woe unto ye lawyers.




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