The Armenian Genocide is the prominent example of what can occur when a government decides to implement "gun control" laws, in the 20th century. The Armenian nation was a member of the Turkish Ottoman Empire. There were an estimate of 2,ooo,ooo Armenians living in the Turkish Ottoman Empire. After the fall of the sultan and the rise of Turkish chauvinism under the three Young Turks in the 1900s, the right to bear any arms was slowly limited. This did not affect Turks, Kurds, nor any other Muslims during the time. The ability to protect oneself was taken away from the Armenian people. In the coming years massacres of the Christian Armenian minority would continue. Unarmed, the Armenians would suffer the first genocide of the 20th century.