As it turns out, the Weimar Republic, the German government that immediately preceded Hitler’s, actually had tougher gun laws than the Nazi regime. … The 1938 law signed by Hitler that LaPierre mentions in his book basically does the opposite of what he says it did. “The 1938 revisions completely deregulated the acquisition and transfer of rifles and shotguns, as well as ammunition,” Harcourt wrote.
The [Russian] Red Army lost 7 million men fighting the Wehrmacht, despite its tanks and planes and artillery. The Jews with pistols and shotguns would have done better?”
[Concerning the Warsaw uprising] In reality, only about 20 Germans were killed, while some 13,000 Jews were massacred. The remaining 50,000 who survived were promptly sent off to concentration camps.
Meanwhile, much of the Hitler myth is based on an infamous quote falsely attributed to the Fuhrer, which extols the virtue of gun control….
As Brendan Williams says,
Stupidest NRA argument: Jews couldn’t resist Nazis because they were unarmed. You know who WAS armed? The French Army (considered the world’s finest). Didn’t help them. For that matter when the French were routed the British Expeditionary Force had to be evacuated too. Further, the idea individual armed resistance alone could have overcome Nazis ignores their brutal use of reprisals. It’s such a grotesque, ahistorical, simplistic, effectively anti-Semitic argument, and it also implies we should stop being positive forces for change in our U.S. democracy and instead hole up in our homes with guns awaiting tyranny.
- NRA leaders’ immoral interpretation of the Second Amendment presents a serious public health risk.
- The NRA does not represent the views of most NRA members and gun owners.
- The NRA represents gun makers, not gun owners.
- The NRA lies to the public and its members.… by saying that a ban on military-style weapons with massive magazines would mean the government will come for hunting rifles next.
- The NRA uses its power to silence responsible politicians and quash constructive efforts to reduce gun violence.