During WWII, nearly 2 million people in Vietnam died due to starvation at the hands of the Japanese army when farmers were forbidden at gunpoint to grow rice crops. The people of Vietnam were all unarmed for nearly a century due to tyranny under French colonialism. During the “People’s Revolution” perpetrated by the communist regime after 1954, millions more Vietnamese patriots died, including my grandparents, aunts and uncles, as they were all unarmed and had no means to defend themselves.
A deranged, lawless individual will commit an atrocity regardless of the law. The difference between a deranged individual and a deranged government that seeks to usurp personal liberty is that with a deranged government, the body count will not be 10, 20, or 30, the body count will be in the millions.