Here Are The Fundamental Rights Of Citizens Of The Democratic People's Republic Of North KoreaSubmitted by Cyril on Sun, 01/20/2013 - 05:35
Out of mere curiosity:
where is the (even, approximate) equivalent of the American Bill of Rights' 2nd Amendment?
Seems like nobody ever needs a gun in that country. No criminals, no law enforcement needs them. They also probably never have anybody going postal a la Sandy Hook.
So, I guess they have no gun control laws either. Because they just don't have anybody holding or using guns over there. Why do I say that? Well, where do you read anything about self-defense, for a start in what follows?
Their people (and government) must be made only of "human angels", so to speak.
Or, wait... Maybe that's not the whole story? Maybe this governmental web page of theirs omits a few things?
Anyway, here they are, their "rights" copy/pasted:
"The DPRK practically guarantees the people genuine political freedom and rights according to the fundamental requirement of the Juche idea for enhancing man's independence and creativity in every way.
In the DPRK the rights and duties of citizens are based on the collectivist principle, "One for all and all for one." The Socialist Constitution of the DPRK specifies that the state effectively guarantees all the conditions for the democratic rights and liberties as well as the material and cultural well-being of the citizens.
All the citizens who have reached 17 years of age have the right to elect and to be elected, irrespective of sex, race, occupation, length of residence, property status, education, party affiliation, political views and religion. They also have freedom of speech, the press, assembly, demonstration and association, freedom of religious beliefs and they are entitled to submit complaints and petitions. The workers, peasants and other working people, as masters of power, participate in state administration and freely engage in socio-political activities in political parties and public organizations.
The working people have the right to work and rest, the right to education and free medical care and freedom of scientific, literary and artistic pursuits. Women are accorded equal social status and rights with men. The state affords special privilege to mothers and children. Marriage and the family are protected by the state.
The working people are guaranteed inviolability of the person and the home and privacy of correspondence. The rights and freedom of citizens steadily increase[sic!][*] with the consolidation and development of the socialist system."
Yes. No kidding.
Forgive me for sharing about so much of deception AND cynicism found in just one 5-paragraph long text.
I just felt I had to. Now re-read this:
and kindly advise the gun/arm control proponents you know to do the same, and measure ... THE GAP, IN THE TRUE MEANING OF THINGS, that different Peoples ARE ALLOWED TO BE LIVING in this world.
[*] SUCH A CONFESSION! Shall I understand it that them poor people didn't have many... to begin with. Or what?