Did Hitler Really Disarm All The Citizens?
Advocates of “Stand Your Ground” gun laws and others interested in expanding Second Amendment Rights seem to me to be fond of telling people that the first act that Adolph Hitler did when he got control of the German Government was to take the Citizen’s guns away from them and then they warn that if voters are not careful, the same thing could happen in America someday.
I am assuming they think that this kind of scare tactic is going to cause every able-bodied American Citizen to run straight out and apply for a Concealed Carry License or a permit to buy an arsenal of assault weapons or something.
All the scare rhetoric is most likely (In my personal opinion) a smoke screen by people interested in selling guns and in arming the American People in the event some paranoid little fantasy about a future Government take over might occur and the government will go knocking on doors and disarming people—“Just like Hitler did.” That’s what I think about it.
I do not want to defend Hitler for anything at all, but I do want to try to get some clarification on this claim that some Righties seem to like to throw out there in defense of mass gun ownership.
Of course, there is every good chance that Hitler never did any such thing!
History tells me that Hitler did, indeed, disarm people in countries that his military had conquered, but according to everything I have ever read or heard, there was no widespread confiscation of weapons from the German People themselves during the period of his ascendancy and tenure.
The articles I have been reading say that ordinary German citizens were fully free to hang onto their guns until the Allied Armies did the weapons confiscation following the invasion.
Gun Registration and gun ownership does not appear to have been an issue in the 1930s and early 40s in Hitler’s Germany.
So my next question becomes, “Why would people pushing gun ownership resort to distorting this important detail?”
I guess if I am going to swallow the rhetoric of “Big Gun” America, someone is going to have to show me evidence that has not been tampered with by some Rightie revisionist—or anyone else for that matter.
Check out some interesting information in the link located between the following parenthesis: ( Hitler Didn’t Grab The Guns! )
In addition, you might want to check the following information out too: ( None Of The Claims Seem To Be True )
Posted by John Liming as his political opinion
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