When Adolph Hitler and his National Socialist Party seized power in Germany in the 1930’s, he was well aware that he could not permit citizens to be armed with firearms, and he continued gun control programs instituted by the Weimar Republic beginning in 1918, and instituted his own programs and orders to seize firearms from German citizens, and from the people in countries that the Nazis occupied during the war.
A recent book, Gun Control in the Third Reich, by Steven P. Halbrook documents this Nazi program, based “…on newly-discovered, secret documents from German archives, diaries and newspapers of the time, Gun Control in the Third Reich presents the definitive, yet hidden history of how the Nazi regime made use of gun control to disarm and repress its enemies and consolidate power. The countless books on the Third Reich and the Holocaust fail even to mention the laws restricting firearms ownership, which rendered political opponents and Jews defenseless. A skeptic could surmise that a better-armed populace might have made no difference, but the National Socialist regime certainly did not think so—it ruthlessly suppressed firearm ownership by disfavored groups.” (from the Amazon.com promotion)
This book can be found at the following link: http://www.amazon.com/Gun-Control-Third-Reich-Disarming/dp/1598131621/re…
Hitler, basing his “scientific” socialist philosophy on his philosophical predecessors Hegel, Marx and Engels, took German fascism in a nationalist direction, unlike Russian Fascism, which on the surface at least, professed to be internationalist. In the U.S.A., the same “scientific” socialist philosophy was expressed in the Progressive movement, which is continued today by the Democratic party and Barrack Obama. All of these isms demand that “science” determine and modify human behavior with the aim of perfecting humanity and creating utopia.
This philosophy, given the reality that human behavior is imperfect and unpredictable, inevitably leads to tyranny when the mastermind leaders finally figure out that force is the only way they can control the masses. It destroys liberty and the human spirit, destroys incentive, and creates an equality of poverty and human misery. Cuba, North Korea, Nazi Germany, the Holocaust, and the Soviet Union are only a few examples.
The problem facing these mastermind utopian leaders is that it’s tough to control the masses of individual citizens if these citizens possess the firearms that they can use to defend their liberty.
Hitler knew this, and thus disarmed citizens at every opportunity. In Nazi occupied Greece, for example, Cretan resistance member George Psychoundakis wrote the following passage in his acclaimed book, “The Cretan Runner”:
“The First Germans in my Village”
“Not many days passed before four Germans arrived from Argyroupolis with an interpreter. They sat down at the coffee-shop, summoned the Mayor of the village, and at once began asking him questions. The first they asked was, had the villagers taken part in the battle against the parachutists? The Mayor answered that our village was so far away that we hardly knew that a battle had taken place. Then they asked if the village possessed any arms, but once more the Mayor said that the villages had given up all their arms to the country at the time of the Albanian war, and that only a fowling-piece or two still remained. The Germans said they must all be handed over, even fowling-pieces, and that for each gun that was withheld ten men would be shot and their houses burnt down.”
” ‘You must collect them all at the village police-station and the police will bring them to us at Argyroupolis,’ they said, ‘and the wireless set must be handed over as well.’ So the owner was called and told where and when it should be taken. Meanwhile some of the villagers had collected and were gazing at the Germans with curiosity. And the inquisitive ones were not few, because many thought they were beholding some kind of strange animal.”
“The villagers thought it would be wise to hand over a few rotten and harmless guns-any old iron to deceive the Germans with, in case they had learnt that we possessed any arms. It would be best, they said, for the sporting-guns to be handed over as well lest the Germans should learn the owners’ names from the list of licenses in the records at Canea.” So about a dozen sporting guns were collected at the police station, and about the same number of totally useless rifles. The good ones were hidden away as carefully as a sacred relics, holy things to be used at the right time, when the signal of liberation should be given; and there were plenty, because, when the English retreated to Sfakia, even small boys had gone down to the seashore and the valleys bringing rifles back with them.”
Today, in order to advance his socialist-progressive tyranny, Barrack Obama has made continuous and incessant efforts to suppress the private ownership of firearms in the United States. He has thus far failed for three reasons:
1. First and foremost, the ingrained spirit of liberty of the American people, the same reason fascist progressivism initially failed here under Woodrow Wilson and others in the early 20th century;
2. Secondly, two recent Supreme Court decisions, Heller and McDonald, which affirmed the individual right to keep and bear arms under the Second Amendment to the Constitution;
3. Third, the existence of the National Rifle Association, America’s oldest civil rights group, which tirelessly defends liberty in the United States.
Now, Obama is attempting a different tactic to destroy American liberty so that he can be unimpeded in his attempts to implement his fascist-progressive programs; he is attempting to ban the most popular ammunition in the nation, .223 caliber green point cartridges, also known as 5.56 M855 ammo, and also commonly called lightgreen tips.
He is attempting to do this through, what else, EXECUTIVE ORDER, because the congress, which represents the people , will not support any such tyrannical action. See: http://www.washingtonzoomdune.com/obama-to-ban-bullets-by-executive-acti…
This ammunition is used in both self defense and recreation, in AR-15 type firearms, and is commonly used in national target competitions by thousands of Americans every day.
I urge you to buy and read Halbrook’s Gun Control in the Third Reich. And my question is: Why has this tyrant Obama not been impeached?