The Nazi roots of U.S. gun-control laws

Here’s the Formula: Hatred + Government + Disarmed Civilians =  Genocide.

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gun_control-1From WND.com, byEllis Washington, 12/28/12 – What makes the argument so powerful? Two factors. First, it makes common  sense: Unarmed, defenseless people have no hope against armed aggressors.  Second, it states the historical truth: Evil governments did wipe out  170,000,000 innocent non-military lives in the 20th century alone.

~ Jews for the Preservation of Firearm Ownership website

The pretext: Massacre of the innocents – Newtown, Conn.

I am a professor at a wonderful online school called National Paralegal  College (NPC). Shannon Southard, a student there recently raised some very  prescient questions on the issue of gun control:

Seems that almost every shooting that has made national headlines recently  has involved a shooter suffering from one form or mental issues or another. We  had two tragic shootings this week – one in a crowded mall another in an  elementary school. Not to mention the awful shooting earlier this year at the  movie theater. … Who should be blamed for these individuals being able to commit  such heinous acts – lawmakers for allowing access to weapons, mental health  professionals for possibly not treating appropriately, society for turning their  backs on them?

This prompted fellow NPC student, Kathryn Dunigan to remark, “Almost all the  mass shooters over the past 20 years, including the ones at Columbine and the  Aurora Theater were on mind  altering psychiatric drugs. Is gun control really the national conversation  we need, or is [it] medication control?”

This comment prompted my response to Kathryn:

Don’t take the easy (unconstitutional) way out. … I want you to reconsider  your remarks in light of constitutional history. If you follow Obama’s and the  Democratic Party path to disarm law-abiding citizens, then the criminals (who  won’t obey any gun laws) will be emboldened to use gun violence without limits.  Why? Because they will know that law-abiding citizens will be disarmed and easy  prey for criminals to abuse We the People. When in doubt, always follow the  Constitution.

I would invite you to read Dr. John Lott’s excellent book dispelling liberal  assumptions on the correlation between the access of guns and the proliferation  of gun violence. You can read a short analysis of Dr. Lott’s book, “More  Guns, Less Crime.”

Note the level of vitriol in the academic community against his theories.  Why? Because progressives understand that to effect and increase federal  government hegemony and state-control throughout society, the Second Amendment  must be repealed. Look at the history of all fascist societies from Robespierre  and the Jacobins, the French Enlightenment, Germany’s Otto von Bismarck, to  Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Pol Pot, Franco, etc. The first thing these tyrants  want to do as soon as they secured power was to disarm the public and make the  STATE (e.g., the army, police, secret police, Gestapo, etc.) the only entity  legally allowed to possess guns. Why? So the state can steal your unalienable  (God-given) liberties and make you slaves of the Leviathan State. … In my  opinion, President Obama has almost taken America to that  abyss.

The Policy

The great Spanish philosopher George Santayana warned us decades ago: Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Jews for  the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO) is an organization dedicated to  the preservation of gun rights in the United States and “to encourage Americans  to understand and defend all of the Bill of Rights for everyone.” The group was  founded by former firearms dealer Aaron S. Zelman in 1986. JPFO interprets the  Second Amendment as recognizing a pre-existing natural right of individuals to  keep and bear arms.

According to the comprehensive research by  JPFO, all of America’s present gun-control laws have Nazi origins, evidenced  by the group’s shocking accusation that the Gun  Control Act of 1968 was plagiarized almost word for word from Nazi  legislation. The German Weapons Law,  which existed before the Nazis came to power in 1933, was amended on March 18,  1938, by the Nazi government. The JPFO’s claim is based in part by the fact that  the 1968 law introduces the “sporting purpose” test to distinguish different  types of weapons, similar to the “sporting purpose” test that existed in the  German law in question. Sen. Thomas Joseph Dodd (father to Sen. Chris Dodd) was  a prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials and had reviewed copies of the Nazi  firearms law as the 1968 legislation was being drafted.

Examine carefully the JPFO chart below detailing the history of global gun  control laws in just a few selected countries over the past 100 years; it is a  Who’s Who of hatred of liberty, government fascism, disarmed civilians and  genocide.

genocide_chart

The Postlude

America, you have a constitutional natural right to be armed in order to  protect yourself, because under U.S law the police have no duty to protect the  average person. The Bill of Rights (the first 10 amendments to the U.S.  Constitution) are all unalienable rights, which meant that they are God-given,  self-evident truths, natural rights that originated from God, the Bible and  Natural Law and therefore can never be lawfully taken away by man or the  State.

America, if you don’t learn your history, you will be damned to repeat  it.

Ellis-Washington_avatarEllis Washington is a former editor of the Michigan Law Review and law clerk at  The Rutherford Institute. He is an instructor at Spring Arbor University, the  American College of Education, and the National Paralegal College. Washington is  a co-host on “Joshua’s Trial, a radio  show of Christian conservative thought. A graduate of John Marshall Law School,  his latest book is “The  Nuremberg Trials: Last Tragedy of the Holocaust” (2008) and law review  article, “Natural Law Considerations of Juvenile Law” (2010). Visit his website, Ellis Washington Report.

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