Based on newly discovered secret documents from German archives, diaries, and newspapers of the time, Gun Control in the Third Reich presents the definitive yet hidden history of how the Nazi dictatorship made use of gun control to disarm and repress its enemies and consolidate its power. The countless books on the Third Reich and the Holocaust fail even to mention the laws restricting firearms ownership, which rendered political opponents and Jews defenseless. A skeptic could surmise that a better-armed populace might have made no difference, but the National Socialist regime certainly did not think so—it ruthlessly suppressed firearm ownership by disfavored groups. The book spans the two decades from the birth of the Weimar Republic in 1918 through Kristallnacht in 1938 and then presents a panorama of pertinent events during World War II regarding the effects of the disarming policies. Citizens across the nation are grappling with how the 2nd Amendment should be interpreted—or even if it should be disposed of—and this book provides the perspective of the consequence of disarming a population.
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Don’t confuse opinion with fact. The facts are documented in this book, using the Nazi’s own words.
If you don’t think a rifle in the hands of a motivated citizen is a game changer, I refer you to Mao Tse-Tung’s book On Guerrilla Warfare, in case you need something more recent than 1776. Ask Chaing Kai Shek what he thinks.
this book was incredible I appreciate all the facts presented directly from the mouths of Nazi's. The lovely 1 star reviewer is just a delusional democrat unwilling to acknowledge facts.
Reaching at anything
The only gun laws in nazi Germany was that minors couldn't own a firearm period. That dated from the days of the Weimar republic. This said NOTHING of operation or possession. Jews had no right to firearms, ration cards, permission to enter public places, right to own a cat, or drive a car. The most powerful assault rifle is like a spitball straw in a legitimate government let alone a fascist or citizens united national unity regime.