In 1938 Sigmund Freud flees Austria for England. Synagogues are burned down, Jews are forced to eat grass in a display of humiliation and the pogroms continue. Jews have to have identity cards. Jewish doctors can only work as nurses for Jewish patients. Jewish lawyers for Jews and children have to go to Jewish schools.
US car manufacturer Henry Ford accepts the medal of the Grand Cross of the German Eagle because he is a cunt.
The American Virgin Islands were offered as a haven for Jews but the US government didn't act on it. Chamberlain appeases Hitler while Winston Churchill said that Palestine was not an option for Jews to settle in.
Why did I mention all of this? To give you an idea of what was going on and to blow the whole first they take away the guns argument out of the water. Martin Niemoeller never mentioned guns in his wee poem, this is a modern American idea.
In 1938 Hitler relaxed gun owning laws, before it was rules from 1928 which was well before Hitler that made you have a permit and to be of good character so Jews could have had all sorts of guns then and later on they could do what people do today, break into the house of a gun owner and steal their guns.
In 1938 rifles and shotguns became unregulated but that was when the Nazis banned Jews from owning guns. So much had been taken before the guns had been taken.
Blaming the Jews in hindsight is ultimate victim blaming, you weren't there Carson, you don't know or at least fail to understand how difficult the government can make if for you to live that worrying about your next meal is your key concern.
Yeah we'll just get some guns, a few million rifles and shotguns .... oh they have submachine guns, fancy, it'll never catch on.
I'd like to see the US gun nuts take on the government, they'll soon discover that their semi-automatic weapons are no match for tanks and drones, also not everyone is as paranoid and full of unrealistic gun courage given to them by years of action movies. You think that taking your assault rifles is stripping you of yer rights like Nazi Germany then you are a fuckwit..... a self-entitled, spoiled pampered fuckwit.
The 6 million Jews would have merely been slaughtered faster like in the Warsaw ghetto when they did fight back in 1943. Why didn't the German people fight for the Jews? Why didn't the Catholic church stand up for the Jews? Why didn't the International community attack instead of denounce and boycott? Everyone trying to avoid a war like WWI that they sacrifice a few things here and there.
Britain and France had around 400,000 troops with rifles fighting the Germans in 1939 - 1940. They were trained fighting men and they got their ass handed to them which led to the Dunkirk evacuation. The Germans remarked on the skill and the bravery of the British Tommy with their Enfield rifles, holding back the Germans with their machine guns and tanks in order for their comrades to get evacuated at Dunkirk, 12,000 were killed and 41,000 captured.
Britain and France were still imaging WWI and were pitifully prepared for WWII. The Germans were fighting a modern war that relied on fire power rather than accuracy, much like the wars continuing to this day.
Could a load of civilian Jews, not all of them men or of fighting age have made any difference to the Holocaust? Just because they didn't fight didn't make them cowards, they believed in humanity and they and the world were not prepared for what was to come.
Carson you are wrong to judge in hindsight considering it's a proven fact that not even all soldiers will fire back at the enemy when under fire. People don't react the way you'd think they would, you cannot assume they will.
More guns would not make a difference and won't today. If you use a weapon to fight with the chances of that weapon being taken away from you and used against you is high, especially for the untrained population. Just because you have a gun doesn't mean you can use it.
Owning a gun never made Old Knudsen feel extra safe because you aren't always near it, you can get taken by surprise and the other person maybe faster and have a bigger gun. It's an option but shit happens which is why even cops and soldiers get killed.
You, unlike the Jews have given up your rights anyways. That Social Security number that follows you all yer life, those consent forms, the finger printing for some jobs and to receive benefits, the personal info you gave to Facebook, the GPS in your phone and also letting the government keeps records of you and your e-mails and texts .... for yer own safety in case of terrorism.
I don't see you fighting back. That's because the government wouldn't kill us. Well they might imprison us but killing the Native Americans, the Boers, the Irish, the Jews, that's history right?
I live in the UK, handguns are illegal, semi-automatic rifles are illegal and you must have a permit and a reason to own a rifle and a shotgun. Self defense is not a valid reason especially if no one is trying to kill you. Our rules changed after some wankers took the piss with weapons and killed people. It took one school shooting and one street shooting to get here.
You get the odd nutter with a shotgun shooting people but it's rare. Our children don't get shot at school and in all the other gun free zones they don't get shot either. We don't need a gun to feel safe, sure we have violence but not 9 people killed at a time violence, the people usually live and another thing, with the lack of guns the government isn't marching us into the ovens like how all the US gun nuts say they will and our guns laws have been this way since 1996.
Most police in the UK don't carry guns, the threat of terrorism since 9/11 has increased the numbers of armed response teams even though over 30 years of IRA terrorism didn't. Old Knudsen lived through the terrorist years in Northern Ireland which is why I laugh at the small balled Americans clinging to their gun courage. Life is a lottery and if your time is up a gun probably won't help much.
You'll probably put yer eye out.