WHAT HITLER HAD TO SAY ABOUT GUNS
By Matt Koehl
This commentary first appeared as an online editorial by the author in these pages on December 16, 2012.
THERE IS NO CIVIC FREEDOM without the freedom to keep and bear arms.
America’s Founding Fathers recognized this simple fact when they wrote the Constitution. That’s why they demanded a Bill of Rights. And along with freedom of speech, freedom of the press and freedom of religion, they stated—in the plainest of English—that “the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
Why did these men feel so strongly about this? Was it because they were concerned about the pleasure and enjoyment of hunters and sportsmen? Was it because they wanted to assure the inalienable right of target shooting? Was it merely so they could defend themselves against thugs and common criminals?
These may all be good and valid grounds for possessing firearms. But the real reason the Founding Fathers fought for a Second Amendment was something entirely different: They wanted to provide free men with a RECOURSE OF LAST RESORT against tyranny and usurpation by government out of control.
In every country that the Communists ever took over, the first thing they did was seize private firearms and make possession of a weapon a criminal offense. They realized that only a disarmed population can ever be totally enslaved.
Now there are those who want to do the same thing in this country. Using uncontrolled crime and an isolated, overhyped-up incident by one lone individual as a pretext—the very behavior and crime caused by liberal permissiveness—they are seeking to disarm every American. Their purpose is to criminalize decent citizens who dare to exercise their constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Why?
What plans do these opponents of the Bill of Rights have in mind for the rest of us, plans they don’t care to discuss—until we no longer have access to weapons?
Today they want to take away our guns. What will they want to take away next?
It is rather ironic that under Hitler, every German citizen was ENCOURAGED to have at least one rifle, one shotgun and one handgun.
That’s right—unlike the liberals and America’s Communist allies of World War II, Adolf Hitler favoredthe private ownership of weapons!
That’s not what you’ve been told. There are a lot of things you haven’t been told.
If you would like to discover other interesting facts in this corrupt, upside-down world, you should get in touch with the NEW ORDER. We’re working for a very different kind of world.
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