Skip to comments.Stephen Halbrook’s Masterful History of Nazi Gun Control Measures
Posted on 04/11/2014 6:04:39 AM PDT by rktman
Over the last twenty years, Stephen P. Halbrooks scholarly work on gun control has become more polished, nuanced, and methodical. His latest book, Gun Control in the Third Reich: Disarming the Jews and Enemies of the State, is an astonishing piece of scholarship: complete, careful, and thoughtful.
For a very long time, Americans opposed to gun control have used the example of Nazi Germanys gun control laws as a warning of what might happen here. Regrettably, not everyone has been careful enough. There is a quote purportedly from Hitler about gun control that starts out 1935 will go down in history that used to float around the Internet; it does not appear so often anymore because a number of people, including me, demonstrated its falsity.
Part of what allowed bogus quotes like this to survive was that few historians had bothered to research the real history of the Nazis and gun control. Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership did a nice job of obtaining and translating the 1928 and 1931 Weimar Republic gun control laws and the 1938 Nazi gun control law some years ago. But as useful as those translations are, they simply do not compare to what Halbrook has done with his new book.
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This is not to say that gun control advocates in America today are planning a police state, concentration camps, and mass extermination.
I'm not convinced they are not planning exactly that. Maybe not widespread, for everybody. But I am 100% sure there are certain groups, certain demographics that the gun control fascists would like to lock up in camps.
Halbrook’s earlier book, “That Every Man Be Armed,” is a superb contextualization of the Whig concepts of “bearing arms” and “militias,” and so I’m guessing this will be the final word (among honest people) on the subject.
thanks for post.
or as alinsky noted...to kill about 20-25 million
Too bad the “honest people” ain’t runnin’ the show right now. Hopefully November will bring some much needed conservative gonadal fortitude to the legislature. I also hope the gop-e aren’t getting too over confidant. Seems to happen too often. Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory and then wondering what they did wrong. Especially since they can’t get any messaging done with the lsm firmly in place for the progreSSives.
“This is not to say that gun control advocates in America today are planning a police state, concentration camps, and mass extermination.”
I am pretty convinced that is the whole point of gun control and other freedom destroying measures the libs push.
The Modern arm band will be a big “C” for conservative.
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