By Stephen P. Halbrook, Ph.D., J.D.
New research into Adolf Hitler's use of firearms registration lists to confiscate guns and the execution of their owners teaches a forceful lesson -- one that reveals why the American people and Congress have rejected registering honest firearm owners.
t would be instructive at this time to recall why the American citizenry and Congress have historically opposed the registration of firearms. The reason is plain. Registration makes it easy for a tyrannical government to confiscate firearms and to make prey of its subjects. Denying this historical fact is no more justified than denying that the Holocaust occurred or that the Nazis murdered millions of unarmed people.
I am writing a book on Nazi policies and practices which sought to repress civilian gun ownership and to eradicate gun owners in Germany and in occupied Europe. The following sampling of my findings should give pause to the suggestion that draconian punishment of citizens for keeping firearms necessarily is a social good.
At the time of the Nazi attack on Jews known as Night of the Broken Glass, Heinrich Himmler, head of the Nazi SS and Police, ordered Jews disarmed (click for closeup). People's Observor (Völkische Beobachter), Nov. 10, 1938.
The Night of the Broken Glass (Kristallnacht)--the infamous Nazi rampage against Germany's Jews--took place in November 1938. It was preceded by the confiscation of firearms from the Jewish victims. On Nov. 8, the New York Times reported from Berlin, "Berlin Police Head Announces 'Disarming' of Jews," explaining:
The Berlin Police President, Count Wolf Heinrich von Helldorf, announced that as a result of a police activity in the last few weeks the entire Jewish population of Berlin had been "disarmed" with the confiscation of 2,569 hand weapons, 1,702 firearms and 20,000 rounds of ammunition. Any Jews still found in possession of weapons without valid licenses are threatened with the severest punishment.1
On the evening of Nov. 9, Adolf Hitler, Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels, and other Nazi chiefs planned the attack. Orders went out to Nazi security forces: "All Jewish stores are to be destroyed immediately . . . . Jewish synagogues are to be set on fire . . . . The Führer wishes that the police does not intervene. . . . All Jews are to be disarmed. In the event of resistance they are to be shot immediately."2
All hell broke loose on Nov. 10: "Nazis Smash, Loot and Burn Jewish Shops and Temples." "One of the first legal measures issued was an order by Heinrich Himmler, commander of all German police, forbidding Jews to possess any weapons whatever and imposing a penalty of twenty years confinement in a concentration camp upon every Jew found in possession of a weapon hereafter."3 Thousands of Jews were taken away.
This is what Obama is planning he is aleady getting the military ready to kill Americans on America soil and that will be his take over to dictate he is a low down scum that should be impeached tried for fruad and treason sent to prison with the death sentence just like those he has already killed in Libya and no doubt Algeria. So get rid of this liar thief killer impeach him NOW
I MYSELF SERVED IN THE MILITARY I WOULD NEVER FOLLOW THAT ORDER. AND I HARDLY THINK ANY MEMBER OF THE MILITARY WOULD FOLLOW THAT ORDER. UNLESS THEY ARE PLAIN CRAZY. THE MILITARY DON`T LIKE HIM ANYWAY AND I THINK THERE WOULD BE A MILITARY COUP IF HE EVER TRIED TO ORDER THIS. WHAT WOULD BE EASIER TO FIGHT ARMED AMERICANS OR GETTING RID OF 535 IDIOTS IN WASHINGTON. GOD BE WITH YOU AND ALL WHO ARE TRUE AMERICANS
One would hope for a coup .. But why do you thinl he is going to be sending small units of military to AFRICA .. HE IS SENDING OUR FINEST AND BEST INTO HARMS WAY .. Hoping they don't survive then he will be left with the despots who are as warped as he is to do the damages to any one who opposes him .. If we don't get him impeached, imprisoned or at least out of here we are in big trouble ..This Country had better turn BACK to GOD and ask HIS help because only He can help us now ! Pray Folks, without ceasing ..
It should come as no surprise that the Communist Party USA is on board with President Obama’s plan to attack Americans’ right to keep and bear arms as a means to “end gun violence.” A cardinal feature of Communist regimes, like all dictatorships, is the prohibition of private ownership of arms, creating a monopoly of force in the hands of the State.
In a January 18 article, People’s World, an official publication of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA), declared that “the ability to live free from the fear or threat of gun violence is a fundamental democratic right — one that far supercedes any so-called personal gun rights allegedly contained in the Second Amendment.” This, of course leaves the government/police forces/military forces in control of the people through threats and acts of violence. The American People had better catch on to this pretty quickly or this country will be lost to Communist domination. Obama's ajenda of destruction of America is well under way and only an aroused citizenry can defend against the destruction of this country.
obummer, making Hitler proud.
For those who say that it can't happen here. This is the United States of America. I say, it is happening here. It's happening now. Registration, permits? I don't see any of that in the 2nd Ammendment as a criteria for being armed. History is repeating itself again, and again, and again. People just don't learn.
Sorry to say it has happened here. The so called authorities have opened fire on American citizens both in San Francisco and in Washington DC when protesters from the First world war were not given the monetary bonuses they were promised and they protested. Teach your children what the Constitution states. Do not wait for the school system to do it they won't.
www.ladybard.wordpress.com - 2008 - parallels between obama and hitler's rise to power. Wordpress has made it very difficult for me to access my own blog, btw.
It always begins as "for the good of mankind" and winds up as tyranny. Of course the idiots who don't follow history think "he is such a humane person" to be doing this. Wake up and smell your freedom, while you still have it.