Of course, everybody's missing the point. Hitler didn't ban guns, but actually eased up on most of the gun laws previously legislated by the Weimar Republic. What he did do was restrict gun ownership to regular Germans. Gypsies and "vagabonds" weren't permitted to possess firearms, nor were conquered peoples (non-Germans), and, from what I've been reading lately, in 1938 the law prohibited Jews from owning firearms also.
Now the point here is that Hitler wanted to deny gun rights to people he didn't trust. Regular Germans he did trust, and so of course he didn't want to take their guns away. Indeed, about the only reason I can think of to deny gun ownership to anybody is what you perceive as their untrustworthiness. And, logically then, I guess we can see that Obama doesn't trust Americans in general. Oddly, he seems to have deep and abiding trust in Mexican drug cartels, because he actively supplied them with guns. Again: Hitler wanted gun control for people he didn't trust. If you trust a person, you don't want to disarm him and make him vulnerable. Here's a little more evidence, if you need any, that when you want to disarm a person, it means you don't trust him. It also has a little info on Martin Luther King and guns that you can use to make your liberal friends sputter and kick their little feet.
I recently chronicled the sporadic blame game that arose in Sandy Hook’s wake as well as the glorious backlash after a newspaper began publishing gun owners’ home addresses. Tracking the entire media debate, I didn’t see a single exchange perceived worse than Alex Jones’s.
But I didn’t see too many that were remarkably better, either. Even More Guns, Less Crime author John Lott, who has published very detailed work on firearms policy, seemed sorely underprepared during his CNN segment in December. His facts were spot-on, but his timid and scrappy presentation hindered their strength.
On Friday, CNN aired what came to be my favorite interview of all. “Gun Appreciation Day” chairman Larry Ward used the race card against its own fanatics. Co-panelist Maria Roach, a black woman, gave a sigh of contempt when Ward dared to speak of Martin Luther King, Jr., as an ally of the Second Amendment. She seemed unaware that King personally applied for a concealed-carry permit after his house was bombed in 1956. The government denied his application, so he hired armed guards for protection instead.
I think Martin Luther King, Jr. would agree with me if he were alive today that if African Americans had been given the right to keep and bear arms from day one of the country’s founding, perhaps slavery might not have been a chapter in our history.
The New York Times published an op-ed lambasting Ward’s assertion without saying why. The Daily Beast also tried to critique the interview but ended up admitting that rebellions often failed because slaves were up against “their far better-armed masters.” In other words, the slaves’ guns were controlled. The sole objective of early gun prohibition was to ensure the slaves couldn’t fight back.
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