Saturday, January 12, 2013

Hitler and His Nazis Did Not Take Away Guns. Other Lies Debunked.

The allegation repeated by gun afficianados that Hitler and the Nazis took away the guns if the citizens of Germany are false.

According to reports Wayne La Pierre has said:

“In Germany, Jewish extermination began with the Nazi Weapon Law of 1938, signed by Adolf Hitler.”
 "In Germany, firearm registration helped lead to the holocaust," leaving citizens "defenseless against tyranny and the wanton slaughter of a whole segment of its population."
 In fact, de facto personal gun prohibition was imposed on Germany with the help of the Weimar Republic government by the allies who had lost so many of their own citizens in World War 1.

In fact,  the Nazi loosened the restrictions and the famous 1938 law. completely, except for Jewish people and others that the Nazis wanted to control and hinder.   The Jew's weakness was not their lack of fire power, but the previous years of targeting for discrimination and harm.

 So yes, the Jews could not fight back, but the Russians lost over 7 million men fighting the various armed Nazi military groups with all the weapons at their disposal.  And in the fight for the Warsaw ghetto, in Poland, where the Jews did have guns, only 20 German soldiers were killed while over 60,000 thousand Jews were killed on site or shipped off to the camps. Gun ownership solved nothing and saved no one.

Salon article The Hitler gun control lie  also debunks the Stalin gun control myth as well.

I also used a quote and general understanding from Mother Jones article Was Hitler Really a Fan of Gun Control?

Yes, La Pierre and others cite other societies.   But fool me once, shame on you.  Fool me twice, shame on me.  And there is ample evidence that the NRA real agenda is to help gun sellers make more money, not the safety and well being of our citizens, even our children.  In the meantime their followers and repeaters are even scaring law enforcement in pro gun states.  If Tennessee takes away your gun permits, you've seriously jumped the shark, friends.

BTW, there is a good reason that all our American World of Warcraft players are not out there using dark magic to kill when they get mad at people, or pissed over their loser lives, or whatever.  Nor are the Japanese going out and killing lots of people with guns though they play many of the same games and their movies and anime are even more violent.  The weapons they admire on the screen and use in games are just not available to the general public.  Curiously, though, Assassin Creed players aren't hoarding swords and scimitars, so maybe there is something going on that promotes gun ownership and use.  Right, Mr. La Pierre?

A good short link to this report is

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