The Holocaust Began With Gun Control – After A Shooting

In November, 1938 Hitler used a shooting as an excuse to confiscate all of the guns owned by Jews.

Immediately after the guns were confiscated, Hitler began rounding up Jews and hauling them off to concentration camps.

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The Bulletin – Google News Archive Search

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One might expect a person named “Bloomberg” to know a little bit about his own history.

343 Responses to The Holocaust Began With Gun Control – After A Shooting

  1. Chuckster says:

    John A.: Nobody said the gun confiscations caused the holocaust. And certainly, the Holocaust would likely have occurred with their confiscation. But, certainly this enabled the round up and slaughter without an inconvenient, and public, struggle to not be murdered. Evil always thrives when out of public view.

  2. Thomas Rumshinsky says:

    The holocaust didn’t “begin” with confiscating guns. This law was passed days AFTER Kristallnacht. 30,000 Jews already had been arrested and were being sent to the camps. At the same time as Jews were outlawed from owning guns, all Jewish businesses were closed, we had all our money and even insurance policies confiscated, and we were banned from all public places. If they wanted the confiscation of guns to be the “thin edge of the wedge” they would have done it before any actual violence.

    The fact is, Jewish guns were not an issue for the Nazis. They had a war machine capable of taking over the world from Spain to the middle of Russia, and they could easily have defeated any armed resistance of Jews, as indeed they did at Warsaw a few years later. It just so happened they already were passing a law LOOSENING gun control regulations for Germany, and inserted a clause outlawing guns for Jews. It made no material difference whatsoever, as they in fact confiscated almost all the property of all Jews without specifically outlawing them from having that property; if they hadn’t outlawed Jews’ guns, they still would have taken them by force, and even after outlawing them, they had to take them by force or the Jews would still have had them. Where is the difference the guns’ illegality made?

    • hendrix lloyd says:

      You should re-read the history of the Warsaw ghetto uprising; it wasn’t “easily” suppressed.

      • I was going to say the same, the Jews resorted to making guns to defend themselves and it wasn’t that easy, but taking the guns made a big difference and it is something to keep in mind, after they have your guns, your freedom is next

    • Dave says:

      The “beginning event” of the Holocaust is debatable; that gun confiscation facilitated it, at a lesser cost to the Nazis is not. And that is the vital point, that gun control ALWAYS makes it easier for bad people to do bad things & makes it harder for good people to resist.

    • Tom says:

      Thomas is a Marxist/fascist/lib/Islamist who,believes his trained attack dogs the military can accomplish anything. Not so,—any great power—British– American Revolution to the more recent Japanese military that was horrified by the bloodbath they foresaw with an invasion of the U.S. DURING WWII–horrified by the resistance of every few feet of U.S. SOIL covered with weapons of citizens.—Thomas is on par with the likes of Pol Pot of the Khmer Rouge, Stalin, etc—well Thomas–those murderers loved their military–but they still started their bloodbaths with gun confiscation. ALL murderous regimes in recent history started with gun confiscation.

  3. Sycamoetree says:

    The initial thesis of this piece is the most ridiculous piece of garbage logic I ever heard. There is one simple reason the gun grab in Germany was nothing like “gun control” recommendations in the USA in this day and age–they’re not the same actions or laws…AT ALL. Every gun fetishist, NRA nut job gives this same idiotic argument. When challenged it will generally be followed by a diatribe on the [imaginary] slippery slope. Conservatives in general have problems understanding concepts like moderation and balance. There are plenty of sane, measured legal responses to gun violence that have been suggested by liberals and moderates but the extremist gun fanatics will have none of it. The word compromise insults their senses. And the word balance isn’t even in their vocabulary.

  4. Ron W says:

    “There are plenty of sane, measured legal responses to gun violence that have been suggested by liberals and moderates but the extremist gun fanatics will have none of it.”
    Then why don’t the ruling elites who suggest such apply it to themselves according to “the equal protection of the laws” (14th Amendment)? Why do they surround and protect themselves with guns and still insist on “gun-free zones” for the rest of us? Why are these “measured legal responses to gun violence” good for us, but not them? Something is very wrong about those who take from others what they keep for themselves.

  5. William says:

    “There are plenty of sane, measured legal responses to gun violence that have been suggested by liberals and moderates but the extremist gun fanatics will have none of it.”

    Why do these “liberals and moderates” continue to lie when talking about gun control. They pretend what they call “Assault Weapons” are fully automatic machine guns. A fully automatic machine gun is already illegal and has been for decades. They pretend there is some kind of loop hole allowing the sale of guns with no background check at a Gun Show. This is another lie, sales at gun shows are under the same laws as sales anywhere else in the United States. The only exceptions is sales of personal firearms or transfer as gifts to friends or family. If someone is pretending to be selling personal firearms at a gun show but really making it a business then they can and should be prosecuted.

    If the “liberals and moderates” lie on these issues then how can we trust their “sane, measured legal responses.” They have proven they plan to impose gun control one step at a time until they ban all civilian ownership of guns. Those of us who oppose such a ban have to fight every step.

  6. John Sullivan says:

    “sane” and “measured” in no way realistically describe “liberals”…
    hmmm….neither does “liberal”

  7. gator69 says:

    That’s because they are ‘Progressives’, they are not interested in your liberty.

  8. Ron W says:

    The word “liberal’ has been hi-jacked to describe authoritarian leftists who want to take from others what they keep for themselves–and that by guns, of course.

  9. gator69 says:

    “This is America. I’ve never had that feeling… I’ve never had the occasion to think that I had to fear my government. I never had the thought that I had reason to think I had to look over my shoulder until now.”
    -Gerald Molen, Producer of “Schindler’s List”

    • Well, Obama did promise to “fundamentally transform America” McCain and Romney were too lazy to ask him what that meant.

      • I don’t believe he said that exact statement until 5 days before the election. I am still amazed he stood in front of veterans and said he wanted a better funded better equipped than the military “Civilian National Security Force”. Did that NOT dawn on them what he was saying?

  10. Bernie Zehr says:

    The policies of today’s Democrat Party are much closer to the policies of the Nazi Party of 1930’s Germany than they are to the policies of the 1950’s Democrat Party. I call them DemoNazis. I do not trust them at all. I fear what they might do. I fear for the future of this country. A populace that could elect Barack Obama is Populace capable of any idiocy.

    The Republicans are soft useless fools. In fear of the Tea party the DemoNazi’s are actually propping up old line Republicans.

  11. AlanLee says:

    Agreed, and the new/current Amerika is not the America it was meant to be.

  12. TNSteve says:

    Gun control does not have a good track record in recent history. The Federalists papers discussed and believed that an armed public was in the best interest of the Republic. I think current stats support the fact that were citizens are allowed to be armed crime is lower and gun free zones are only gun free for the law abiding citizens, not criminals. I agree that we should stay away from class and geographic divisions, as that is bad for America. The Second Amendment and our Constitution are unique to our experiment and should be protected. Regardless of party we should strive to be a nation of laws and not men. The current President is crossing that line and should respect the other branches and our Constitution, not go around them. The system was designed to be in conflict with the hope to avoid conflicts on our streets. Once laws are broken and law abiding citizens are unarmed we will have serious problems.

  13. MARK CUKER says:

    both my parents were Holocaust survivors, and they lost virtually entire families to the Nazis. I’ve spent a good part of my life reading and studying about the Holocaust, watching documentaries and attending lectures, and trying to understand how that could happen. In all that time, I have never heard a single person even remotely suggest the Holocaust had anything to do with “gun control.” I have met and spoken with hundreds of Holocaust survivors, and not a single one ever said “If only we could have kept our guns.”

    I find it completely and totally sick, disgusting and reprehensible that “independent data analyst Steven Godard” would use the tragic suffering of millions of people to push a political agenda that has nothing to do with it.

    • Amazing that in all your research you never learned about the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, where the Jews had to beg for firearms. The Jews in Warsaw died with dignity fighting, and took out lots of Nazis.

      I find your commentary to be totally sick, disgusting, reprehensible and cynical.

      • Judge Holden says:

        When did the citizens of Warsaw have their firearms arsenals confiscated and how many were taken, fucktard? You should know given you’re the self annointed history expert and all.

    • Dave says:

      By failing to learn the lessons of history, you have set yourself up to be a victim when it repeats itself. Times change; people don’t.

    • Mr. Derp says:

      I have never heard a single person even remotely suggest the Holocaust had anything to do with “gun control.”
      Time to learn something new – maybe a different perspective. Look up “dogma”.

  14. gator69 says:

    Thanks for brining up Warsaw, a great illustration of why tyrants need to practice gun confiscation…

    “Out of all the acts of armed citizen resisters in the war, the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943 is difficult to surpass in its heroism. Beginning with just a few handguns, armed Jews put a temporary stop to the deportations to extermination camps, frightened the Nazis out of the ghetto, stood off assaults for days on end, and escaped to the forests to continue the struggle. What if there had been two, three, many Warsaw Ghetto Uprisings?”

    • Realist says:

      The Polish resistance made their own weapons —
      Example – copies of the Sten machine gun.
      “the only route available to the resistance movement (Polish) to procure SMG’s was to begin their own clandestine manufacturing programs.

      These underground manufacturing programs achieved remarkable success, and are conservatively estimated to have produced more than 1,300 SMG’s based more or less on the Sten design. These guns spanned the spectrum from crudely made local designs hand made by village blacksmiths to small runs of provincial “lookalikes”, to high quality copies made by skilled industrial workers. In Warsaw alone there were several factories engaged in producing Sten copies, some of which produced hundreds of guns.

  15. NoLiesAnymore says:

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  16. For such a tremendous critical thinker, I’m surprised at this article. I doubt historians are any less corruptible than scientists. You need to think what you would have done to protect your people from a population of revolutionaries and subversives that had already taken over many governments, and whose inhuman savagery was the terror of Europe. In fact, Germany was even taken over by Bolsheviks in 1919, in a coup that lasted a few days. Hungary’s temporary martial takeover – by this same ethnic elite, under Bela Kuhn, resulted in the death 0f 50,000 people. Same in Romania, Lithuania, Poland, etc. All of Europe was terrified of Bolshevism, and Bolshevism was Jewish. Hitler disarmed Jews. Jews were sent away. There is no truth to the 6,000,000 lie, but there was much mistreatment and harm done to innocents. At the same time, nobody ever asks what Jews did to Germans. Disarming a population from which armed revolution was likely to have issued is not senseless. In fact, the Night of Broken Glass was preceded by the assassination of a German diplomat by a Jewish revolutionary, and was not at all the top-down violent revolutionary activity which it is portrayed to be.

  17. gator69 says:

    Nice! Pushing Nazi propaganda as history. Stay classy!

  18. Real Vegas says:

    Nice to see you getting some traction in the MSM. Keep up the exceptional work!

  19. nickreality65 says:

    Kansas City has been wringing its media hands for a year now about the high murder rate. Objective & obvious demographics makes it fairly obvious why the murder/crime rate is high. Same can be seen in the military. The KCStar has been publishing maps showing the locations of past and recent murders. It has become apparent that a relatively disproportionate percentage of these murders occur within a small neighborhood and within an extended family and circle of “friends”. Solution seems obvious to me. Turn those dozen city blocks to hot glass.
    A couple of years ago some newspaper/magazine, I forget which, but could probably Google, studied the gun related deaths over a three day weekend, might have been a holiday. They printed a brief summary about each crime, victim, suspects if known.
    Prime causes: homicide, homicide/suicide, suicide, accidental. My observations: 1) Felons caught with guns need to be summarily executed, w/ the illegal gun, in the street, and left for the magpies. 2) Stupid people and guns are a bad combination, like teenage boys w/ whiskey and car keys, bad results can be expected. 3) Suicide? Guns plus despair & depression & mental instability. Maybe if the military can figure out what to do about their suicide rate. 4) Just like owning a car, if you own a gun you must have insurance to cover unintended consequences. How can the NRA complain? If you can spend $1,500 for an AR-15 you can afford $50 for an insurance policy.
    My gun experience? USAR RVN.

    • Ron W says:

      Excerpt from interview of Theodore Hass, Dachau survivor:

      Q.) Did the camp inmates ever bring up the topic, “If only we were armed before, we would not be here now”?

      A.) Many, many times. Before Adolph Hitler came to power, there was a black market in firearms, but the German people had been so conditioned to be law abiding, that they would never consider buying an unregistered gun. The German people really believed that only hoodlums own such guns. What fools we were. It truly frightens me to see how the government, media, and some police groups in America are pushing for the same mindset. In my opinion, the people of America had better start asking and demanding answers to some hard questions about firearms ownership, especially if the government does not trust me to own firearms, why or how can the people be expected to trust the government?

      There is no doubt in my mind that millions of lives could have been saved if the people were not “brainwashed” about gun ownership and had been well armed. Hitler’s thugs and goons were not very brave when confronted by a gun. Gun haters always want to forget the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, which is a perfect example of how a ragtag, half starved group of Jews took up 10 handguns and made asses out of the Nazis.

  20. gator69 says:

    Disarm all cops!

  21. Chad Daly says:

    Maher’s comments were brilliant and accurate almost as good as the article itself! Why did the crime rate in certain Chicago neighborhoods recently drop after gun restrictions were loosened. Some of those killed were the actual bad guys who broke into homes but were shot. Suddenly their kind went elsewhere. Since the 1950’s most mass shooting have taken place in areas where Guns are restricted.

  22. Ron W says:

    The obvious fallacy of “gun control” being good for the people is that those who want work to disarm us always EXEMPT THEMSELVES in their “common sense” gun laws. If it is a good idea, why don’t they lead by example and disarm themselves first? But NO, they keep for themselves what they would take from others. And how would that be enforced? Oh, by guns, of course!


  23. Excellent research. I thought I knew everything about the history of the Nazi gun confiscation, but this is pretty crucial considering the modern implications.

  24. kevin chuch says:

    Interesting that you chose to reference Nazi Germany rather than the zio-commuinist USSR
    The Jews declared war on Germany, the Germans would have been fools to not confiscate their (an enemy within) guns.

  25. kimmmmm says:

    Snippets of information are misleading without the whole picture. Judea declared war on Germany in 1933, long before Hitler took any of these actions.

  26. Darwin Wyatt says:

    Fascist gun grabbers should ask the German diplomat shot by the Polish Jew in Paris why Hitler banned guns for Jews…

  27. Dawnasong says:

    “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

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