“Who, after all, today speaks of the annihilation of the Armenians?” 100 years ago, the 1st world war was erupting. An empire was failing. Out of fear? desperation? that empire turned on some of it's own citizens and killed them - in such numbers as to be a genocide. Not everyone agrees with this assessment. How did they do it? Propaganda manipulated public opinion - demonized the group. Took the Guns. Drafted the military age men. Deported or re-located people (death marches) "Confiscation of firearms prevented defenses. The government made a point of disarming Armenians and sent police into villages to search for and confiscate any guns. The father of my grandfather was charged with having firearms and was imprisoned. They never saw him again." http://thefederalist.com/2015/04/24/what-you-should-know-about-the-armenian-genocide/ We are only ever a heart-beat away from this happening again.