the truth about Hitler and gun control
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11757) 8 years ago
Ooops. It's not what you think.

http://www.salon.com/2013...ut_hitler/
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Posted by pc (+123) 8 years ago
From your article...

"The law did prohibit Jews and other persecuted classes from owning guns, but this should not be an indictment of gun control in general."

So, the persecuted were denied guns while the persecutors were allowed to have guns. Great argument for gun control.
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Posted by Al Borden (+256) 8 years ago
Amorette:Would you have rather been one of the Jewish WITH firearms or one of the Jewith WITHOUT firearms?
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Posted by Bob Netherton II (+1904) 8 years ago
The point was that Hitler actually relaxed gun control laws for the general public(excluding Jews who didn't have many rights, whatsoever).
But the usual absolutists(and ironically, probably anti-semites)around here wouldn't get that.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11757) 8 years ago
I have read several columns discussing how Hitler took guns from the general public. He didn't. He expanded gun rights for the general public. I just like facts to be, you know, actually facts before they get flung around.

There are about ten times as many deaths by gunfire as there are by blunt force trauma every year, too, so people need to stop claiming hammers need to be banned.

I know reality interferes with opinions but I still like it.
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6165) 8 years ago
So, the persecuted were denied guns while the persecutors were allowed to have guns. Great argument for gun control.


Yes, so who are the persecuted today? You?
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Posted by Cheryl Gaer-Barlow (+474) 8 years ago
Reading this article, I don't believe 90% of it. Just because something is posted on the internet, does that make it true? This was written by a probable neo-nazi German anti-gun advocate. This was 70 plus years ago, so it's hard to prove or disprove it. Be so careful of what you deem as "truth". History paints a different picture than this article.
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Posted by David Schott (+17044) 8 years ago
"probable neo-nazi German anti-gun advocate"

That's as funny as Cactus Plains' "Communist Nazis".
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Posted by Bob Netherton II (+1904) 8 years ago
Cheryl. Have you really looked at some of the insanity you've linked?
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+9907) 8 years ago
This article wasn't written "70 plus years ago" - so I'm probably not reading from the same page as some folks.

I disagree with some of the author's conclusions/inferences - and that's most likely because I'm uncomfortable with how those conclusions conflict with some of my own conclusions/convictions.

But the article surely points out how effectively the Hitler meme can be/and is being used.

On Gun Registration, the NRA, Adolf Hitler, and Nazi Gun Laws: Exploding the Gun Culture Wars
Bernard E. Harcourt
FORDHAM LAW REVIEW
The Law School, The University Of Chicago
June 2004
http://www.law.uchicago.e...rcourt.pdf
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11757) 8 years ago
Just because something is posted on the internet, does that make it true?


Considering the source, this had me actually and literally laughing out loud!
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Posted by Cactus Plains (+96) 8 years ago
grab you arse here comes the:

Dick Act of 1902 (cannot be repealed) GUN CONTROL FORBIDDEN

straight off the internet

Did Cactus Plains put this on the internet just for Broom Ryder and OPC/CIA Joe Whelan?

Cactus Plains
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Posted by Al Borden (+256) 8 years ago
History has a way of repeating itself. I notice in the article linked that it seems Adolf Hitler did not study the Boxer Rebellion. No pun intended here , none at all. As I have not read much of My Struggle I do not know if Adolf Hitler was writing prophaganda in his references to boxing as a sport or not.

The recent trend of lawmakers towards gun control seems to be just the opposite of their positions on other politically volatile subjects. The president especially.

Take abortion for example. The people who want abortions do not want people who consider abortion murder deciding whether or not they can obtain an abortion for them.

Owning a firearm cannot in any way be absolute death as is abortion.

I just did a quick check and a edit here. Abortions in the US have leveled off at a bit over 1.2 MILLION a year. I had no idea.

I am sure there will be many more comparisons here.

[This message has been edited by Al Borden (1/15/2013)]
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Posted by Cheryl Pieters (+474) 8 years ago
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Posted by Elizabeth Emilsson (+797) 8 years ago
IZ C PEE TRS N N L SS?

The above is obama's 1st question for a nation wide mental Health srceening. No one can puchase an assault weapon unles they can answer it.

The following must be read and understood for community college entrance; ( with apologies to William Steig)

M R DKS
M RNT DKS
S M R
C D BD I S
M R DKS!!!

[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Emilsson (1/17/2013)]
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17317) 8 years ago
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Posted by Kelly (+2705) 8 years ago
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