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With gun owners increasingly aware of the Jewish leadership of the gun-banning movement, a group of Jews in Milwaukee claiming to be defenders of the Second Amendment have been noisily denouncing gun control as a "Nazi" scheme. The group, calling themselves "Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership," assert that Adolf Hitler was the father of all gun grabbers. The proof of this, they claim, was the "German Weapons Law" (Waffengesetz) of March 18, 1938, which was enacted by Germany's National Socialist government. They have succeeded in persuading at least one magazine read by firearms enthusiasts to publicize their claims repeatedly (Guns and Ammo, May 1993 and March 1994).
The truth of the matter is that the 1938 German law specifically provided for the ownership and carrying of firearms, including handguns, by law-abiding German citizens. Jews, of course, were not German citizens -- the National Socialists defined citizenship in ethnic terms -- and the law specifically barred Jews from having any role in the manufacture of firearms or ammunition or from being firearms dealers (but not from purchasing or owning firearms).
The German law certainly was not an ideal one from the viewpoint of today's beleaguered American patriot, because it did have certain licensing requirements. A permit (Waffenerwerbschein) was required to buy a handgun (but not a long gun), and a separate license (Waffenschein), good for three years, was required to carry any firearm in public. Actually, the German law was less restrictive than most state and local laws in the United States were before the current campaign to nullify the Second Amendment shifted into high gear in 1993. More significantly, it ameliorated a law which had been enacted ten years earlier by a Left-Center government hostile to the National Socialists (the government headed by Wilhelm Marx and consisting of a coalition of Socialists and Catholic Centrists). The 1938 law irritated the Jews by pointedly excluding them from the firearms business, but it clearly was not a law aimed at preventing the ownership or use of firearms, including handguns, for either sporting or self-defense purposes by German citizens. As noted above, it actually relaxed or eliminated the provisions of a pre-existing law.
The highlights of the 1938 German Weapons Law (which in its entirety fills 12 pages of the Reichsgesetzblatt with legalese), especially as it applied to ordinary citizens rather than manufacturers or dealers, follow:
That is the essence. Numerous other provisions of the law relate to
firearms manufacturers, importers, and dealers; to acquisition and
carrying of firearms by police, military, and other official
personnel; to the maximum fees which can be charged for permits
(3 Reichsmarks); to tourists bringing firearms into Germany; and to
the fines and other penalties to be levied for violations.
A full text and translation of these German gun laws is available from:
"National Vanguard Books" P.O. Box 330 Hillsboro, WV 24946
The requirements of "trustworthiness" and of proof of need when obtaining a permit are troubling, but it should be noted that they were simply carried over from the 1928 law: they were not formulated by the National Socialists. Under the National Socialists, these requirements were interpreted liberally: a person who did not fall into one of the prohibited categories listed above was considered trustworthy, and a statement such as, "I often carry sums of money," was accepted as proof of need.
The prohibitions of spotlight-equipped rifles and hollow-point .22 caliber ammunition were based on considerations that the former were unsporting when used for hunting, and the latter were inhumane.
It was not until 1945, when the communist and democratic victors of the Second World War had installed occupation governments to rule over the conquered Germans that German citizens were denied the right to armed self-defense.
Despite these facts, there are a number of people among those who
support Second Amendment rights who have fallen for the
Jewish trick of associating gun-grabbing with Hitler
and the National Socialists. These people sometimes make
such statements as, "The first thing Hitler did when he
came to power was round up all the guns." Such statements are
demonstrably false, and when they are made by a person who
genuinely supports Second Amendment rights they reveal the
person's ignorance or dishonesty. When they are made by a
Jewish group it is clear that their intent is to confuse the public
and deceitfully deflect blame from their fellow Jews.
Revised: November 07, 2011