Providing good evidence that a tumor un-poisoned, choked, radiated and ripped from the body will hang around and lie to you, Sam the Douchebald addressed the controversy swirling around the deaths of millions of Jews, gypsies, leftists, gays and the disabled. Namely: Why did these idiots give their guns to the Nazis?
Because if they hadn’t, the Holocaust would not have happened. The other 99% of Third Reich warring, murdering and atrocitizing would have gone ahead apace, but at least the Jews could have stood up to the trains and crematoria and shot them right in the face:
“In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917 one-point-five million Armenians, unable to defend themselves were exterminated,” Mr. Wurzelbacher says in the clip. “In 1939, Germany established gun control. From 1939 to 1945, six million Jews and seven million others unable to defend themselves were exterminated.”
Turns out the opposite was true. From World War I to the beginning of World War II, Germany relaxed gun control laws. In accord with the Treaty of Versailles, Germany first passed a universal ban on the private ownership of guns.
In 1919, the German government passed the Regulations on Weapons Ownership, which declared that “all firearms, as well as all kinds of firearms ammunition, are to be surrendered immediately.” Under the regulations, anyone found in possession of a firearm or ammunition was subject to five years’ imprisonment and a fine of 100,000 marks.
In 1928, they passed the Law on Firearms and Ammunition, and the ban was relaxed:
This law relaxed gun restrictions and put into effect a strict firearm licensing scheme. Under this scheme, Germans could possess firearms, but they were required to have separate permits to do the following: own or sell firearms, carry firearms (including handguns), manufacture firearms, and professionally deal in firearms and ammunition. This law explicitly revoked the 1919 Regulations on Weapons Ownership, which had banned all firearms possession.
And then the Nazis rolled in. And with the 1938 German Weapons Act, relaxed the ban further. The ownership of rifles, shotguns and such became unregulated — only handguns were restricted to permits. It did restrict Jews from gun ownership, that’s true. But anyone who really wanted a 30-aught-6 could buy one, for a price. In contrast to 15 years earlier, guns were prevalent in Nazi society. Seeing as how none of the other millions of victims of the Holocaust, like the ‘armed’ gypsies and homosexuals, managed to escape death, I’d say Joe’s grasp of history is fanciful.
JTP’s spokesman is no brighter:
“It’s a historical fact that Hitler implemented gun control before the Holocaust and that’s just a fact that was pointed out in the video,” Mr. Christofanelli said. “There’s an entire organization called ‘Jews For The Preservation of Firearm Ownership‘ who put forward the argument for years that gun control was a contributing factor to the Holocaust.”
In addition to the Armenian genocide and the Holocaust, Mr. Christofanelli also said gun control may have contributed the enslavement of African Americans.
“Well, blacks weren’t allowed to own guns in the south, that’s a historical fact as well,” said Mr. Christofanelli. “So, it would seem that the argument would apply there as well.”
People in prisons, for example, aren’t allowed to have guns. Did you ever wonder why they were so easy to arrest? Quod erat crazytown.