strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear
arms is, as a last resort to protect themselves against tyranny in
-- THOMAS JEFFERSON
Many of us living today were
not yet born during the reign of terror of Adolph Hitler and his German
Nazi party. Yet, every one of us have been told about the horrors and
inhuman crimes perpetrated by the Nazis against select groups of people
throughout all of Europe. We refer to Hitler and the Nazis as a group of
criminals who took over a legitimate government and turned it into a
killing machine. We heave a sigh of relief and thank God that kind of
thing could never happen here in America.
Germany's Nazis were criminals .... mass murderers. About 12,000,000
civilians were murdered by the Nazis, among them thousands of women and
children. Jews and Gypsies were targeted by the Nazis for total
extermination. Some died from gassing in concentration camps. Some died
from starvation in ghettos. Some were lined up in front of open graves and
In 1928, five years before the rise of Hitler, Germany's freely elected
government enacted a "Law on Firearms and Ammunition." This law
required anyone who owned a firearm, or who wanted to own a firearm, to
make themselves known to the authorities. Anyone who wanted to purchase a
firearm had to get a "Firearms Acquisition Permit." If you
needed ammunition, you had to get an "Ammunition Acquisition
Permit." When you wanted to go hunting, you had to get an
"Annual Hunting Permit." Every firearm that changed hands
professionally had to have a serial number and the maker's or dealers name
stamped into the metal. "Proof of need" was made a condition for
issuance of all licenses, not just the carry permit. Mandatory prison
sentences were imposed on anyone who professionally sold or transferred a
firearm or ammunition without a license. Truncheons and stabbing weapons
were subject to the same licensing requirements as firearms, in terms of
their manufacture and sale.
As a result of the 1928 Law, all firearms and firearms owners were
registered. To take firearms from anyone they distrusted, the Nazis simply
did not renew permits. Under the law, their privately created law, the
Nazis could now easily confiscate all firearms and ammunition from any, or
all, selected groups. The gun law of 1928 had served the Nazis well. It
made almost all law abiding firearms owners known to the authorities. The
1928 law on firearms and ammunition helped the Nazis to destroy democracy
in Germany, by disarming the law abiding majority, whom they feared.
Gun control history
of republics around the world
1. Nazi Germany established
gun control in 1938 enabling the government to round up 13 million
defenceless Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, mentally ill and impaired human
beings, imprisoning them in concentration camps, and by a conscious
process of attrition, destroyed them.
2. The Turkish Ottoman Empire established gun control in 1911,
proceeding then to exterminate 1.5 million Armenians from 1914 - 1917.
3. The Soviet Union established gun control in 1929. Subsequently from
1928 - 1953, 60 million dissidents were imprisoned and then
4. China. Gun control laws were enacted in 1935. Between 1948 - 1952, 20
million Chinese, unable to defend themselves, were likewise murdered.
5. In the United States the first gun control laws were enacted during
the Civil War era to prevent guns from falling into the hands of black
slaves who might be inclined to attack their masters and thereby keeping
control in the hands of the latter.
6. Guatemala. Gun control laws were passed in 1964: as a result, between
1964 - 1981, 100,000 defenceless Mayan Indians met their deaths.
7. Uganda. Established gun control measures in 1970. Predictably, from
1971 - 1979, 300,000 defenceless Christians met a similar fate.
8. Cambodia. Established gun control measures in 1956, subsequently from
1957 - 1977 one million Cambodians met their deaths.