posted on Jan, 3 2014 @ 09:47 AM
Having looked at the article and the postings the following can be stated:
After reading all of that, it was time to do a bit of research on the Weimar government and gun control and here is the bottom line on such:
The Weimar government did not just do this overnight, rather it was pretty systematic on its actions. The first was that it Stated in 1919, after the
defeat from WWI. It started with regulations in which it was determining what could and could not be owned, and the ammunition. It sought to follow
the terms of the treaty, that it was forced to sign. In 1919, the first law, the Regulations on Weapons Ownership, declared all firearms and
ammunition should be surrendered immediately. The penalty for breaking the law was 5 years in prison and 100,000 mark fine.
In 1920, the German government was afraid of its population rebelling, so it enact a second law, Law on the Disarmament of the People, to remove all
military style weapons.
In 1928, due to hyperinflation, and with the power struggle that was going, it sought to remove all firearms from those it deemed undesirable, with
the law on Firearms and Ammunition. It removed the law in 1919, but restricted which firearms were legal to own, and named the terms of such.
In 1938, the laws were tightened up, further suspending the 1928 law, with the German Weapons Act. It was very specific as to what weapons could be
sold, or owned, and ammunition. But permits were required, and the permits had expiration dates. And those who say held hunting permits, and more
favored people were excluded from having to apply for renewing their permits. All of the dealers and manufacturers were required to keep very
detailed records with all information, that were inspected every year by the police.
In November, 1938, all those deemed undesirable by the state were forbidden from owning a firearm and required to give them up.
Having then looked at the gun control laws that the Weimar government and then the Nazi governments enacted, I then looked at the laws that are being
There are some similarities in the laws, both are restricting in their nature, but at the same time, there is one main difference that should be
noted. Handguns are not discussed in the gun control laws today. In the years between World War I and World War II Germany, those were the firearms
that were targeted by the government.
What is really sad about the entire gun debate, is that most cherry pick the statistics to suit their arguments and completely ignore everything else.
The reality about the state of gun crimes the majority of crimes where firearms are used, happens to be with handguns.