[Video] Legal Immigrant Gives Pro-Gun Speech to Lawmakers, Leaves Them Speechless

February 9 2014
by GSL Staff
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I believe we posted this video last year when it was first posted to Youtube, but it looks like it’s making the viral rounds again, so of course we’ll repost it for you.

In this video, Henson Ong, a legal immigrant from the Philippines and now a legal American citizen, delivers his testimony to the Connecticut state lawmakers ahead of their vote on new gun control laws last year (of course, we know how that went).

In the video, Ong points out that for much of America’s history, semi-automatic and even fully automatic weapons were available at hardware stores and by mail order, but mass shootings were simply not a problem. He points to the decay of American society as the reason for the most recent shootings.

He then points out that Washington DC and Chicago, IL have some of the strictest gun laws in the country, but also some of the worst violent crime and homicide rates in the country.

The Blaze was able to catch up with Ong last year,

“As a personal victim of violent crime, I can say that appeasement to criminals and disarming the innocent is not the solution,” Ong told TheBlaze. “If a violent criminal were to attack you and your family, the only answer, the only logical answer, is to defend oneself and eliminate the threat. That doesn’t necessarily mean killing, but it means stop the threat as quickly as possible.”

He added, “I do not want those rights, and the freedoms that come with the rights, eroded in my adopted country.”

Ong said he felt compelled to testify at the hearing amid nationwide calls for more gun control following the Newtown, Conn. elementary school massacre last month.

“What is the point of gun control? The common factor of all violence in society is the violent individual,” Ong said. “If the violent individual was not there you could have an arsenal and the arsenal would have harmed nobody.”

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