Nazi Gun Control
The topic that most interested me this week was in reference to the article in the New York Times that Dr. Ganyard sent out on Nazi Germany and gun control. I was curious as to if and how the Nazi’s regulated gun control, and if they did, did gun control have specifications if you were of Jewish decent. I found a book on gun control written by Stephen Halbrok. In Halbrok’s book he not only concentrates on the Jewish population, but the population within Germany that quietly opposed the regime as well. Men and women who were considered to be “suspicious” to the Nazi party could expect their homes at any moment to be ransacked and turned upside down by Nazi military forces, the police force, also known as the Public Order Police, were the key leaders in conducting espionage searches. The weapons that were confiscated from homes of German Jews and disloyal German citizens were given to Nazi Police and concentration camp guards. The Nuremburg laws of the 1935’s prohibited anyone of Jewish decent to be considered a “citizen of the state”, which in turn, denied all Jew’s the rights of the state of Germany, therefore, the rights to own firearms was stripped of them. Due to the Law for Protection of German Blood it forbade anyone who did not have German blood within them to be denied basic human rights within Germany.