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Anti-Defamation League: Stop using Nazi analogies in gun debate
politico.com ^ | January 24, 2013 | DYLAN BYERS

Posted on 01/24/2013 1:00:03 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe

The Anti-Defamation League is calling on critics of gun control legislation to stop using references to Hitler and the Nazis, calling such statements “historically inaccurate and offensive,” especially to Holocaust survivors and their families.

The ADL cites the following examples in a new press release:

The Drudge Report, under the headline “White House Threatens ‘Executive Orders’ on Guns,” featured photos of Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin (Jan. 9).

Former Major League pitcher John Rocker wrote on WorldNetDaily.com about what he described as “…the undeniable fact that the Holocaust would never have taken place had the Jewish citizenry of Hitler’s Germany had the right to bear arms and defend themselves with those arms” (Jan. 15).

During an interview on the Fox News Channel, Lars Larson suggested that, “…if the president does it that way, everybody in America will be required to go in and give fingerprints…. It will be ‘your papers, please’ like Nazi Germany” (Jan. 9).

Ohio State Board of Education President Debe Tehrar reportedly posted a photo of Adolf Hitler on Facebook with a variety of anti-Obama, pro-gun slogans and images (Jan. 23).

Sean Hannity suggested on TalkingPointsMemo.com that “defeating the Nazis was a much more formidable task than taking on the gun lobby” (Jan. 23).

Judge Andrew Napolitano, senior judicial analyst at Fox News, suggested in a column on Fox News.com that, “If the Jews in the Warsaw ghetto had had the firepower and the ammunition that the Nazis did, some of Poland might have stayed free and more persons would have survived the Holocaust (Jan. 10).

“We know that the national debate over gun control is one of the most divisive issues in the land, and while Americans are entitled to have strong opinions, there is also language that is inappropriate and offensive in any such discussion,” Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director and a Holocaust survivor, said in a statement. “The idea that supporters of gun control are doing something akin to what Hitler’s Germany did to strip citizens of guns in the run-up to the Second World War is historically inaccurate and offensive, especially to Holocaust survivors and their families.”


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1 posted on 01/24/2013 1:00:09 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Dear Anti Defamation League...please ditch your liberals.

They’ve ruined our country, and they’re working hard to ruin Israel.

Face it, the ObamaDORK has much more in common with Hitler (no education, no morals, no class, and never had a real job) than he has with any working American.


2 posted on 01/24/2013 1:02:55 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I am offended by the eternally-offended.


3 posted on 01/24/2013 1:03:04 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

It’s a spot on analogy. If the ADL doesn’t like it then they should take it up with the Nazi gun grabbers.


4 posted on 01/24/2013 1:03:48 PM PST by circlecity
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To: Tailgunner Joe
ADL == ACLU
ACLU == SPLC
SPLC == CAIR

The principle of commutativity is applicable.

5 posted on 01/24/2013 1:04:04 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Abe Foxman is p!ssed because these Nazi references are so d@mn true...and effective.


6 posted on 01/24/2013 1:05:55 PM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Joseph Goebbels: Stop using Nazi analogies in gun debate


7 posted on 01/24/2013 1:06:14 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (SOS)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

This is outrageously outrages!


8 posted on 01/24/2013 1:06:38 PM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Beam me the F up Scotty - up is down, down is up, good is bad, bad is good. Good to see John Rocker out there fighting the good fight.


9 posted on 01/24/2013 1:07:23 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Where were they then?
10 posted on 01/24/2013 1:08:14 PM PST by South40
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To: Tailgunner Joe
The ADL aka the Nazi jackbooted Gestapo thugs of the Fascist Left.
11 posted on 01/24/2013 1:09:25 PM PST by Happy Rain ("Banning guns over Adam Lanza would be like banning speech over Bill Maher.")
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Those who say “never again” stand by and even aid another socialist government in power and ready to deprive the people of a way to defend themselves. The history of the nazi atrocities belong to the world and if we don’t learn from history? I believe that the leadership of the “Anti-Defamation League” may be invested in the democrat party.


12 posted on 01/24/2013 1:11:22 PM PST by duffee (No poll tax, no tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Stop comparing me to Obama!!

13 posted on 01/24/2013 1:12:34 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Tailgunner Joe
What a pack of lies.

Keep using Nazi analogies.
They work!

Now we know what the Democrats NATIONAL SOLIASTS' other hand is up to.

Compare and contrast.

"No one will fully comprehend
the historical implications and strategy of fascist corporativism
except the true FASCIST manipulator
or the researcher
who is able to slash through the smoke screens
and disguises the fascists set up."


George Jackson, June 21, 1971

Why do you think Obama wants a UNIVERSAL CITIZEN SERVICE?
It's a way around


UNIVERSAL CITIZEN SERVICE wouldn't fall under those laws, hence they could round up and kill United States Citizens.
"Operation Garden Plot.

Think it couldn't happen?


14 posted on 01/24/2013 1:12:47 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

...especially to Holocaust survivors and their families.

There is a Holocaust survivor who lives in my town. She would tell her story to school children our area so they would know the truth about what happened to the Jewish people.

She said that the Belgium citizens had surrendered their guns to the government, leaving the country vulnerable for a take over. The Nazis cut the Belgium power grid, and once there was no communication, the soldiers would take over a community, leave a few soldiers to control the citizens, and move on to the next community.

It wasn’t until after the war that she found out about the concentration camps and fate of her father. She stressed, “Never give up your arms.”


15 posted on 01/24/2013 1:13:19 PM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
calling such statements “historically inaccurate

History of firearms restrictions in Germany

16 posted on 01/24/2013 1:16:45 PM PST by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: circlecity

OK, I am not the brightest person in the world, but what do the words, ‘Freedom of Speech’ mean?


17 posted on 01/24/2013 1:17:02 PM PST by Delta Dawn (at)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

ADL: Stop using historically accurate analogies to support the 2nd Amendment.

Up yours... pinkos.


18 posted on 01/24/2013 1:18:33 PM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

ADL is not Holocaust survivors. In fact, I’ve just learned from someone who researched the subject that when Holocaust survivors arrived in Hollywood after the war, and these were European film industry professionals, they got a cold shoulder there, a reception of the sort “why did you survive?”


19 posted on 01/24/2013 1:18:52 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: stars & stripes forever

My pastor says “Can’t happen here? Yeah...right.”


20 posted on 01/24/2013 1:19:49 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

It must be working if the ADL is pissed about it.
When the Jewish Ghetto uprising was being planned, some Jewish leaders were against it for fear the Nazis might get mad. “Why make trouble?”


21 posted on 01/24/2013 1:20:16 PM PST by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Anti-Defamation League: Stop using Nazi analogies in gun debate

stop using nazi gun control laws as source material to write american gun control laws. (compare our '68 gun control act to the nazi '38 gun control act)
22 posted on 01/24/2013 1:23:21 PM PST by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
“The idea that supporters of gun control are doing something akin to what Hitler’s Germany did to strip citizens of guns in the run-up to the Second World War is historically inaccurate and offensive, especially to Holocaust survivors and their families.”

Regardless of what Hitler's Germany did, the liberals who either support removing our rights to bear arms, or just stand idly by are exactly like the citizens of Germany who stood idly by or voted for the Nazi party. No doubt many of them believed that the Nazi encroachment on their liberty was acceptable, since it helped improve their society, and protected them and their children. Sadly, it was too late when they realized, if they ever did, what they had brought upon themselves and their fellow Germans. By then they were disarmed and unable to fight for their lives, or protect their wives and children.

Of all groups within our society you would think that the survivors of the holocaust and their descendants would realize that a government led by a charismatic leader which seems beneficial can turn into a grave danger to civilization very quickly. And only an armed population can stop such a tyrant.

23 posted on 01/24/2013 1:26:52 PM PST by freeandfreezing
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To: who knows what evil?

My pastor says “Can’t happen here? Yeah...right.”

What is it going to take for pastors to see the season in which we live? The blossoms are on the fig tree.

http://www.patburt.com/


24 posted on 01/24/2013 1:27:32 PM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director and a Holocaust survivor, said in a statement. “The idea that supporters of gun control are doing something akin to what Hitler’s Germany did to strip citizens of guns in the run-up to the Second World War is historically inaccurate and offensive, especially to Holocaust survivors and their families.”

MY Jewish friends disagree http://jpfo.org/homepage.htm


25 posted on 01/24/2013 1:29:32 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Fascism is fascism, the ADL doesn’t get to dictate what is or isn’t.


26 posted on 01/24/2013 1:29:43 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Dear ADL:
Blow it out your a$$.


27 posted on 01/24/2013 1:30:20 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Idiots - are they itching for a repeat?


28 posted on 01/24/2013 1:30:52 PM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Der Fuehrer Obama’s Judenrat the ADL.
29 posted on 01/24/2013 1:32:53 PM PST by Happy Rain ("Banning guns over Adam Lanza would be like banning speech over Bill Maher.")
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Dear liberal Jews: Keep your hands off my Second Amendment rights and I'll be more interested in your self-serving opinions.

The Holocaust was ended by Americans with guns in their hands, moron.

30 posted on 01/24/2013 1:36:08 PM PST by Kenton (Wounded Warrior Project, a charity worth supporting - Donate today.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I’m guessing these clowns had no issues with everyone calling Bush Hitler (Bushitler) a few years ago, did they?


31 posted on 01/24/2013 1:37:51 PM PST by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“According to ADL, the small number of personal firearms in the hands of the small number of Germany’s Jews (about 214,000) remaining in Germany in 1938 could in no way have stopped the totalitarian power of the Nazi German state. When they had weapons, Jews could symbolically resist, as they did in the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and elsewhere, but could not stop the Nazi genocide machine. Gun control did not cause the Holocaust; Nazism and anti-Semitism did.”

From the ADL website


32 posted on 01/24/2013 1:38:41 PM PST by mom.mom
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To: Da Coyote

These clowns threw a tantrum and called Glenn Beck antisemitic because he was being a big meanie and picking on George Soros.


33 posted on 01/24/2013 1:40:05 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Common Sense 101

It looks like people will have to ramp up the history lessons since public schools aren’t getting the job done...if you’re taking flak, you’re over the target. Good for Drudge.


34 posted on 01/24/2013 1:44:01 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The poor Jews...seemingly doomed to eternal persecution for their refusal to recognize the lessons of history.


35 posted on 01/24/2013 1:44:36 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The ADL is protecting Soros, a holocaust nazist functionary.

That is all you need to know about the ADL.


36 posted on 01/24/2013 1:45:57 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director and a Holocaust survivor

Foxman is either willfully ignorant, or he is a Kapo.

37 posted on 01/24/2013 1:46:34 PM PST by Disambiguator (Gun ownership is pro-life.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
GFY, Foxman.

Your god-hero His Execrable Majesty Emperor 0bamao I is a bloody-minded tyrant cut out of the same foul substance as Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot and Idi Amin.

38 posted on 01/24/2013 1:47:36 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Sorry ADL but nothing is inaccurate about it. The Nazi and all over Governments that have slaughtered innocent citizens have always done so by depriving the citizens of the means to defend themselves. Our current Government is attempting to deprive the citizens the means to defend themselves.


39 posted on 01/24/2013 1:48:51 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: Delta Dawn
OK, I am not the brightest person in the world, but what do the words, ‘Freedom of Speech’ mean?

It means that you are free to say anything that the demonicRats permit you to say, hear anything that they want you to hear, and think anything that they want you to think.

They moderate your freedom for your own good, because they're so much smarter than you.

Just ask 'em ... they'll tell you all about it.

40 posted on 01/24/2013 1:50:46 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director and a Holocaust survivor, said in a statement. “The idea that supporters of gun control are doing something akin to what Hitler’s Germany did to strip citizens of guns in the run-up to the Second World War is historically inaccurate and offensive, especially to Holocaust survivors and their families.”

ONLY because they haven't confiscated all the guns yet. Perhaps Mr. Foxman can explain what the Urban Assault Vehicles and 2 billion rounds of hollow point cartidges that the Department of Homeland Defense has acquired will be used on?

41 posted on 01/24/2013 1:57:53 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: ArrogantBustard

Thank you ArrogantBustard for that inciteful look into our our current status as a free nation.

I was told that there were no Roads Scholars on this website, I guess they were wrong.


42 posted on 01/24/2013 1:59:24 PM PST by Delta Dawn (at)
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To: cripplecreek

If it walks like a duck.....


43 posted on 01/24/2013 2:05:50 PM PST by virgil
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To: Delta Dawn

I hope that my look into our current status gives new insights to some folks, and even incites folks to take action for the protection or reclamation of our freedoms.

As for the scholarly thing: for what little it’s worth, I do indeed hold more than one college degree, and my job requires considerable travel. Too much, or so it sometimes seems ... That may well make me a Roads Scholar. Not sure ... Certainly I’ve never had anything to do with the late Cecil Rhodes, or his money, or the Country Formerly Known As Rhodesia.

And you probably expected something like my sarcastic reply ...


44 posted on 01/24/2013 2:07:36 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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Dear ADL,

It's not an analogy, it's an historical fact.

45 posted on 01/24/2013 2:09:53 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: ArrogantBustard
Certainly I’ve never had anything to do with the late Cecil Rhodes, or his money, or the Country Formerly Known As Rhodesia.

Much to your credit.
46 posted on 01/24/2013 2:11:31 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

FU ADL!! Outside of the 6 million Jews, around 5 million Christians died in those camps. This analogy is only offensive to retarded liberals.


47 posted on 01/24/2013 2:19:24 PM PST by ohioman
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To: Tailgunner Joe

How strange... for the eight years in which Bush was turned into Hitler by Libtards, the ACLU said... nothing.


48 posted on 01/24/2013 2:22:21 PM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: ArrogantBustard

That’s good to know.


49 posted on 01/24/2013 2:31:31 PM PST by Delta Dawn (at)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I’m sorry ADL, but you don’t own the franchise on being victimized by the Nazis.


50 posted on 01/24/2013 2:31:59 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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