The Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership believe the Nazis introduce gun control as a prelude to European genocide. What’s more, they contend that America’s federal gun control legislation traces its roots to the German laws. Over at fredricksburg.com, the debate over this information has spilled into the letters to the editor section. Mr. Stephen Miller reckons German gun control predates the Nazi regime, and that society’s well-being takes precedence over individual rights.
Letter-writer Shawn Smart, like most gun fanatics, is reluctant to let historical facts interfere with his agenda ["To be less free? Take away our guns," April 11].
The Nazis did not enact any new gun-control measures until 1938, five years after Hitler came to power, and those were aimed specifically at the Jews.