In light of the recent calls for gun control in light of yesterday’s lethal shootings in yet another gun-free zone, I thought it was important to remember this particular fact of history:
The official phase of Nazi Germany’s anti-Jewish campaign was opened today with a law forbidding Jews to possess firearms or other weapons.
This law was the first of a series designed to effect a “permanent solution” of the Jewish problem.
It forbids Jews to buy, own, or carry guns, ammunition or weapons designed for striking or thrusting. Jews now possessing such weapons must deliver them to the police at once under pain of fine or imprisonment up to five years. Foreign Jews may be exempted at the discretion of the minister of the interior.
It was announced that all Jewish business and professional activity had been “permanently” closed at Munich, birthplace of the Nazi party and fourth city of Germany.
Adolf Wagner, Nazi storm troop leader for Bavaria, in making this announcement at Munich, disclosed also that the thousands of Jews arrested throughout Germany Thursday were held as hostages.
He also said Jewish owned art objects in Munich were being confiscated.
Eight thousand Jews were arrested in Berlin alone, it was estimated.
– Middelsboro Daily News, Nov 12, 1938
Those who are trying to disarm you are planning to kill you. Never forget that. Never permit that. Never give the gun-grabbers so much as an inch, no matter how “reasonable” their suggested restrictions are.
Meanwhile, Karl Denninger points out that effective gun control necessarily means disarming the police and the military too, as that is where the criminal elements will obtain their weapons if need be.
“The suspected gunman appeared to have seized firearms from two of
his victims as he moved through the building along the Anacostia River
in southeast Washington, where 3,000 Navy employees go to work each day,
many of them carrying authorized firearms.”
If the government’s desires for gun control are legitimate, then it can begin by disarming the police and the military first.