"No Free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms" — Thomas Jefferson
"Americans have the right and advantage of being armed — unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms" — James Madison
"Experience has shown that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted into tyranny". — Thomas Jefferson
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.
Nov. 10, 1938.
Jews Forbidden to Possess Weapons
By Order of SS Reichsführer HimmlerMunich, November 10 The SS Reichsführer and German Police Chief has issued the following Order:Persons who, according to the Nürnberg law, are regarded as Jews, are forbidden to possess any weapon. Violators will be condemned to a concentration camp and imprisoned for a period of up to 20 years.
"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
"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
"Men in whose homes old, rusty revolvers had been found during the last few days cried aloud that they did not dare ever again return to their places of residence or business. In fact, it was a mass of seething, panic-stricken humanity."4
1. All firearms and ammunition, hand grenades, explosive devices and other war matériel are to be surrendered.
1) All firearms and all sorts of munitions, hand grenades, explosives and other war materials must be surrendered immediately.
2) Anyone found in possession of firearms, munitions, hand grenades, or other war materials will be sentenced to death or forced labor or in lesser cases prison.
3) Anyone in possession of a radio or a radio transmitter must surrender it to the closest German military authority.
4) All those who would disobey this order or would commit any act of violence in the occupied lands against the German army or against any of its troops will be condemned to death.
Military orders now forbid the French to do things which the German people have not been allowed to do since Hitler came to power. To own radio senders or to listen to foreign broadcasts, to organize public meetings and distribute pamphlets, to disseminate anti-German news in any form, to retain possession of firearms--all these things are prohibited for the subjugated people of France 7
"Before the advent of Hitler or Stalin, who took power from the German and Russian people, measures were thrust upon the free legislatures of those countries to deprive the people of the possession and use of firearms, so that they could not resist the encroachments of such diabolical and vitriolic state police organizations as the Gestapo, the Ogpu, and the Cheka."9
"The people have a right to keep arms; therefore, if we should have some Executive who attempted to set himself up as dictator or king, the people can organize themselves together and, with the arms and ammunition they have, they can properly protect themselves."10
Nothing contained in this Act shall be construed —
(1) to authorize the requisitioning or require the registration of any firearms possessed by any individual for his personal protection or sport (and the possession of which is not prohibited or the registration of which is not required by existing law),
(2) to impair or infringe in any manner the right of any individual to keep and bear arms. 11
"The killers were well armed . . . . The victims were unarmed."12
"If he is in unlawful possession of firearms, . . . or if he has credible information that a Pole or a Jew is in unlawful possession of such objects, and fails to notify the authorities forthwith."15
"The German military commander for Belgium and Northern France announced yesterday that the population would be given a last opportunity to surrender firearms without penalty up to January 20th and after that date anyone found in possession of arms would be executed." —From Berlin on January 6th the German official radio broadcast
"Gestapo agents accompanied by Nazi troopers swooped down on shops and homes and confiscated all privately-owned firearms!"
"send a gun to defend a British home.17 British civilians, faced with the threat of invasion, desperately need arms for the defense of their homes."
We as human beings we recognize patterns....clearly we are seeing a pattern of shootings, and inasmuch as the government wants to take our weapons away under the illusion of "us asking them to do so."and under the guise of "Gun Control".... in these patterns, we are recognizing that something is not right...it just doesn't make sense.....we are wide awake, and these type of tactics are no longer working....we are wise to them, and to the perpetrators....I think this is something we all recognize, but are afraid to admit it....it can be a little scary to realize that there is a much bigger and darker presence behind all of this....I think that the perpetrators have gotten arrogant with their manipulation ....I think they may have made a mistake and perpetrated another shooting too soon, and we as a whole are not buying it....
Generation OS13: The New Culture Of Resistance
1. New York Times, Nov. 9, 1938, 24.2. Gerald Schawb, The Day the Holocaust Began (New York: Praeger, 1990), 22.
3. New York Times, Nov. 11, 1938, 1, 4.
4. The Holocaust, Vol. 3, The Crystal Night Pogrom, John Mendelsohn, ed. (New York: Garland, 1982), 183-84.
5. Die Deutsche Wochenschau, No. 506, 15 May 1940, UfA, Ton-Woche.
6. Major H. von Dach, Total Resistance (Boulder: Paladin Press, 1965), 169. Earlier published as Dach, Der Totale Widerstand (Biel: SUOV, 2nd ed., 1958).
7. New York Times, July 2, 1940, 20.
8. New York Times, Jan. 4, 1941, 7.
9. 87 CONG.REC., 77th Cong., 1st Sess., 6778 (Aug. 5, 1941).
10. Id. at 7102 (Aug. 13, 1941).
11. Property Requisition Act, P.L. 274, 77th Cong., 1st Sess., Ch. 445, 55 Stat., pt. 1, 742 (Oct. 16, 1941). See. Halbrook, "Congress Interprets the Second Amendment," 62 Tennessee Law Review 597, 618-31 (Spring 1995).
12. Raul Hilberg, The Destruction of the European Jews (New York: Homes and Meir, 1985), 341, 318, 297.
13. Yitzhak Arad et al. eds., The Einsatzgruppen Reports (New York: Holocaust Library, 1989), ii.
14. Id. at 233, 306, 257-58, 352-53, 368.
15. Reichsgesetzblatt, I, 759 (4 Dec. 1941).
16. "The Nazi Deadline," American Rifleman, February 1942, at 7.
17. American Rifleman, Nov. 1940.
18. E.g., Report of the Adjutant General for 1945, at 23-24 (Richmond, Va., 1946); U.S. Home Defense Forces Study 58-59 (Office of Ass't Sec. of Defense 1981).
19. See Rotem (Kazik), Simha, Memoirs of a Warsaw Ghetto Fighter, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1994), 118-19; David I. Caplan, "Weapons Control Laws: Gateways to Victim Oppression and Genocide," in To Be a Victim: Encounters with Crime and Injustice, eds. Diane Sank and David I. Caplan (New York: Plenum Press, 1991), 310.
20. Letter of Pres. Truman to C.B. Lister, NRA Sec.-Treas., Nov. 14, 1945.