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    First they took away rifles, but I didn't own a rifle so I did nothing

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    Then they came to take my handgun and there was no one left to help me......

    Looking for a link to this poem/statement, whatever you might call it. It is usually buried in the middle of a post and is hard as heck to find.

    Any help?

    Thanks!!


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    Hear it from the horses mouth. It was not about guns at all and it was not a poem. It was a phrase in a speech.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_they_came...
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    Thank you very much RodBender!

    I appreciate your input and will absolutely post that!

    I was actually looking for the one that specifically mentioned different types of weapons. I recall seeing it somewhat recently and was hoping that some one might recall a link to that post.

    I'm trying to counter a post on another website that asks "why do we need assault weapons" ( http://www.ls1.com/forums/showthread...605&page=2; the site requires registration, so I don't expect many to be able to see it.)

    My goal is to get across the point that it never stops at assault weapons, it always escalates into further bans on our liberties.



    Thanks much for the link!!

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    BTW, the very first sentence of the link you posted identifies the subject matter as a poem.

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    Yes, and I, too thought it was. I was wrong.
    The thing about common sense is....it ain't too common.
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    Probably not the specific one you were looking for, there seems to be a lot of versions.

    First they came for the machine guns, and I didn’t speak up because I had no machine guns.
    Then they came for the “assault weapons,” and I didn't speak up because I had no assault weapons.
    Then they came for the rifles, and I didn't speak up because I had no rifles.
    Then they came for the handguns, and I didn't speak up because I had no handguns.
    Finally, they came for my double-barreled shotgun, and I only managed to kill two of them.
    (before they mowed me down with their machine guns, assault weapons, rifles and handguns (while I was trying to reload)).


    http://rexcurry.net/commentary/neimoller.html




    another one...

    First they came for the people with Assault Rifles,
    and I did not speak out because I did not own an Assault Rifle.
    Then they came for the people with .50 caliber Rifles
    and I did not speak out because I did not own a .50 caliber Rifle.
    Then they came for the people with Pistols,
    and I did not speak out because I did not own a Pistol.
    Then they came for my Hunting Rifles,
    and there was no one left to speak out for me.


    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=144909



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