Nazi Gun Laws A Model For New Jersey

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Wayne, NJ –-( The Jan. 27 letter, “Resisting gun control is for the weak-minded,” by Bill Thompson ( ) , is full of absurdities.

The letter writer failed to do any research or conduct any thought process in his anti-gun, anti-Second Amendment zeal to have national background checks on firearms.

There are already FBI background checks. Nothing further needs to be done. He then goes on and says background checks on everything else, including boarding a plane, buying a home, buying a car, has always been an integral part of our government system of protection. .

Really? No, it hasn’t. It’s always been about collecting taxes and fees. Government does nothing altruistically.

Governments, in the 20th century alone, killed over 200 million innocent people because of gun control and confiscation.

All one has to do is look at the 1938 Nazi Weapons law to see how background checks were used to confiscate all firearms from the people and then caused the deaths of 12 million, and compare them to New Jersey gun control laws taken verbatim from the Nazi law.

The 1938 Nazi Weapons law targeted ordinary citizen gun owners, manufacturers, and dealers, rather than criminals; required any private person to prove himself fine/”reliable” before being “allowed” to own a firearm; presumed that gun ownership was a government-granted privilege, not a right; gave the government unrestricted power to decide what kinds of firearms could or could not be owned by citizens; defined “hunting weapons” as a special class; forced all firearms manufacturers and dealers to obtain a government license; and required all firearms dealers to record all sales and to turn over those records if the business closes.

The Nazi law also allowed for police inspection of records; required all firearms to bear a serial number and maker’s or dealer’s mark; required all gun owners to identify where all firearms were in the house to allow for police or government officers to enter home and go right to the location of the firearms.

Current New Jersey legislation (A-3676) would require police/government inspection of gun owner’s residence and where firearms will be located.

Bruce Eden
Lifetime Member
Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership

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Great history debate, but a moot point here in the United States. Per the Constitution all these past, present and future attacks on the 2nd Amendment are wrong!! The fact of the matter is these anti gunners use fear and emotion to enact unconstitutional legislation, so they can further they’re agenda. None of they’re rederic is based upon fact or any understanding of the Constitution.

Heard first hand accounts

Anonymous has turned an odd argument on its head by claiming that Hitler was against gun control. He sought to arm only his loyal party henchmen not the populace that would resist his genocidal plans. Claiming that he liberated gun ownership is absurd, as he sought only to impose the strictest dictatorship and obviously needed to arm people loyal to him. Regular Germans could not own firearms if they did not have connection to the Nazi party, the final permitting decision rested with the local police. There was even a period of confiscation, after his new “liberal” law was announced,… Read more »


I’m not sticking up for Hitler, or Nazi’s but the real Genocides in the 20th century were committed mostly by Communists. If the Nazi’s killed 6 to 13 million people, they were pikers in comparison to the communists. And, that gentle readers in an historical fact.


Anonymous,you’re a real authority on this here ain’t you ?


The article implies don’t let the gungrabbers try what Hitler did to help exterminate the Jews. The irony is that in NY/NJ its the tyrannical,gun grabbing,scum leading the way. It’s always the *** owned propaganda media machine with misleading facts or out and out lies that contribute to this nonsense. Some things will never change.


Hitler was anti-gun control. From 1919 to 1928 it was illegal to own guns or ammo in Germany. This was due to the Treaty of Versailles. “The idea that supporters of gun control are doing something akin to what Hitler’s Germany did to strip citizens of guns in the run-up to the Second World War is historically inaccurate and offensive, especially to Holocaust survivors and their families.” “According to ADL, the small number of personal firearms in the hands of the small number of Germany’s Jews (about 214,000) remaining in Germany in 1938 could in no way have stopped… Read more »

Mike the Limey

So because it was only a quarter of a million of the most threatened people, it didn’t matter that the law was used specifically to disarm them at the time of their greatest need? Do you think Hitler’s change in the firearms regulations was done because he believed in individual freedom? Do you think he would have changed the law for any other reason than to strengthen the power of the State? National Socialism, despite the deliberate mislabelling by others on the left never was from the political right. As with all other political genres that espouse social control &… Read more »


How the Nazis Used Gun Control
The Weimar Republic’s well-intentioned gun registry became a tool for evil.


The 1938 laws were a liberalization of prior gun laws. Meaning they made gun ownership less restricted for Germans. From 1919 to 1928 it was illegal to own guns or ammo. The 1938 made it easier for Germans to own guns. As under the 1928 law, citizens were required to have a permit to carry a firearm and a separate permit to acquire a firearm. But under the new law: Gun restriction laws applied only to handguns, not to long guns or ammunition. The 1938 revisions completely deregulated the acquisition and transfer of rifles and shotguns, as was the possession… Read more »


You may want to actually look up the 1938 law. It made gun ownership easier by removing or easing restrictions on gun ownership. Prior to that Guns were completely illegal for civilians to have in Germany. Hitler was actually easing the gun laws to make it easier for the German War Machine to start up and arm his people. Prior gun control laws were all about preventing Germany from starting another world war. Hitler was anti-gun control. “The idea that supporters of gun control are doing something akin to what Hitler’s Germany did to strip citizens of guns in the… Read more »


Pick up a copy of “Gun Control, Gateway To Tryanny”. It compares the German Law of 1938 & the increases imposed by the Nazis alongside The Gun Control Act If 1968 which we currently live under. Some of GCA ’68 was taken verbatim from it.