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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Gun Control In Nazi Germany

There is no shortage of theories or writings related to the rise of the Third Reich and the subsequent Holocaust. Stephen Halbrook’s 2013 book, Gun Control in the Third Reich offers a compelling and important account of the role of gun prohibition in aiding Hitler’s goals of exterminating the Jews and other “enemies of the state.” While much of the early gun prohibition was created with supposedly good intent, Halbrook carefully and meticulously details how a change in political regime facilitated manipulating some well-intentioned gun registration laws and other gun prohibition to be used in inconceivable ways.

Students of history as well as Second Amendment enthusiasts will find this a fascinating book and will find parallels between gun prohibition in pre-Nazi and Nazi Germany, and attempts to prohibit types of gun ownership and implement other forms of gun prohibition in the United States today. The current climate in the United States surrounding gun prohibition combined with a president who uses his office to impose executive order in ways not historically common gives many citizens pause, especially when looking at the era of the Third Reich. While certain states have imposed gun registration laws recently, enforcement of the laws remains unclear.



Anonymous said...

Tie this in with Common Core...very scary!! That story recently about the assignment about was the Holocaust real or not...yes, a cliché, but those who forget history are doomed to repeat it!

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Anonymous said...

It was the banking families put Hitler in power while he made a deal in jail.

Anonymous said...

The NSA spying on your every word, same as the Gestapo, "Terror" threats investigated by just a hint or phone call from a concerned citizen, just like turning in your neighbor in 1940's Germany. No knock raids, SS searches for Jews in homes, disarm the people, to avoid resistance! The war is coming, get ready!

Anonymous said...

There is no such thing as "well intentioned gun control laws"