Thursday, January 17, 2013

Nazi's Gun Control

Slate has an article called The Hitler Gun Control Lie.

Slate says that many pro-gun people point out that Hitler and the Nazis banned guns and, as a result, the Jews were unable to defend themselves and were exterminated.

Quote from the article:
In his 1994 book, NRA head Wayne LaPierre dwelled on the Hitler meme at length, writing: “In Germany, Jewish extermination began with the Nazi Weapon Law of 1938, signed by Adolf Hitler.”
 Just for review:  Wayne LaPierre said: Gun control led to Jewish extermination.

Quote from when the article tries to disprove the "lie":
Unfortunately for LaPierre et al., the notion that Hitler confiscated everyone’s guns is mostly bogus.
Notice how this article is claiming that LaPierre said/ implyed, "Hitler confiscated everyone’s guns," and yet the quote from him they give is: “In Germany, Jewish extermination began with the Nazi Weapon Law of 1938, signed by Adolf Hitler.”

Note to Slate article author: nowhere did LaPierre say: "Hitler confiscated everyone’s guns," despite the fact that that is what you are claiming that he said.

Later in the article:
The law did prohibit Jews and other persecuted classes from owning guns...
Just for review:
  • LaPierre: Gun control led to Jewish extermination.
  • Slate: Not everyone was disarmed.
  • Slate: Jews were disarmed.
  • History: Holocaust
This article then tries to argue that gun control did not lead to the Holocaust because despite:
  1. Gun control then
  2. Holocaust 
the gun control was no different than "urban planning."
Does the fact that Nazis forced Jews into horrendous ghettos indict urban planning?
It is amazing how far this article needs to stretch the truth and stretch logic to argue against the fact that disarmed people cannot defend themselves.

Apparently if the Jews were able to defend themselves it wouldn't have mattered anyway:
Besides, Omer Bartov, a historian at Brown University who studies the Third Reich, notes that the Jews probably wouldn’t have had much success fighting back.
You see: There's no point in defending yourself; you'll lose anyway.

Just because you may have been raped, robbed, and had family members murdered doesn't mean that you should make any effort to defend yourself; bad stuff was just going to happen to you.
Robert Spitzer, a political scientist who studies gun politics and chairs the political science department at SUNY Cortland, told Mother Jones’ Gavin Aronsen that the prohibition on Jewish gun ownership was merely a symptom, not the problem itself. “[It] wasn’t the defining moment that marked the beginning of the end for Jewish people in Germany. It was because they were persecuted, were deprived of all of their rights, and they were a minority group,” he explained.
Do you understand liberal logic?  Being deprived of all rights is bad, but being deprived of only one right isn't bad?

Its no wonder that democrat voters are stupid and low information voters.  Look at how much baloney we need to sift through in this article, and I did not cover it all.

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