reply to post by gladtobehere
Oh there is Hitler again! I really wish people would read about German history (not directly directed at you OP). He actually laxed the laws
substantially. Obama too, hell I couldn't legally carry where I live until he allowed us to carry in National Parks....(now that doesn't change what
has happened since...)
"In 1928, after a near decade of hyperinflation destroyed the structural fabric of the society, a rapidly expanding three-way political divide between
the conservatives, National Socialists, and Communists prompted the rapidly declining conservative majority to enact the Law on Firearms and
Ammunition. This law relaxed gun restrictions and put into effect a strict firearm licensing scheme. Under this scheme, Germans could possess
firearms, but they were required to have separate permits to do the following: own or sell firearms, carry firearms (including handguns), manufacture
firearms, and professionally deal in firearms and ammunition. This law explicitly revoked the 1919 Regulations on Weapons Ownership, which had banned
all firearms possession.
The 1938 German Weapons Act
The 1938 German Weapons Act, the precursor of the current weapons law, superseded the 1928 law. As under the 1928 law, citizens were required to have
a permit to carry a firearm and a separate permit to acquire a firearm. Furthermore, the law restricted ownership of firearms to "...persons whose
trustworthiness is not in question and who can show a need for a (gun) permit." But under the new law:
Gun restriction laws applied only to handguns, not to long guns or ammunition. The 1938 revisions completely deregulated the acquisition and transfer
of rifles and shotguns, as was the possession of ammunition."
The legal age at which guns could be purchased was lowered from 20 to 18.
Permits were valid for three years, rather than one year.
The groups of people who were exempt from the acquisition permit requirement expanded. Holders of annual hunting permits, government workers, and
NSDAP members were no longer subject to gun ownership restrictions. Prior to the 1938 law, only officials of the central government, the states, and
employees of the German Reichsbahn Railways were exempted.
Jews were prohibited from possessing any dangerous weapons, including firearms. They were also forbidden from the manufacturing or dealing of firearms
Under both the 1928 and 1938 acts, gun manufacturers and dealers were required to maintain records with information about who purchased guns and the
guns' serial numbers. These records were to be delivered to a police authority for inspection at the end of each year.
On November 11, 1938, the Minister of the Interior, Wilhelm Frick, promulgated Regulations Against Jews' Possession of Weapons. This regulation
effectively deprived all Jews living in those locations of the right to possess firearms or other weapons."
To me what they are saying with this is that the minorities could have stop Hitler is they had only been armed........gimme a break it took the
majority of the world, by the time he took power it was too late for those in the country..
edit on 5-4-2014 by ParanoidAmerican because: (no