I don’t know if Mike “The Gun Guy” Weisser is Jewish. But I am. And the possibility of MTGGW being a member of the tribes got me thinking: why would ANY Jew support gun control? Everytown backer Michael Bloomberg and Senators Feinstein and Schumer aren’t full-on Holocaust deniers, but how can they not understand that disarming civilians paves the way for mass murder? Well, here’s how the pros do it [via forward.com]:
Jewish gun backers also turn to Jewish history for support. “I wish there had been more armed Jews when Hitler came to power,” [Second Amendment Foundation founder Alan] Gottlieb said. “I think the government should not have a monopoly on owning firearms.” Others argue that had the Jewish community been armed, Nazi SS units would have suffered losses that would have led Hitler to reconsider his plan to exterminate Europe’s Jews.
Michael Berenbaum, an internationally recognized scholar of the Holocaust, labeled this idea “preposterous.”
“The Germans conquered half the Soviet Union, and France and Poland, and the rest of Europe, against massive armies with huge weapons,” said Berenbaum, who was project director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. “Look at what it took to defeat the Germans.”
According to Berenbaum, “The huge disproportion of power held by the Nazis, and their readiness to use their power for total destruction” would not have been changed had Jewish civilians had guns. “The most you could say is, it might have caused the Nazis to have greater casualties, as it did in the Warsaw Ghetto. It would have exacted a cost. But the idea that Jews with guns would have stopped the Holocaust is not in the realm of the conceivable.”
What about it? Could a well-armed Jewish population using guerrilla resistance tactics have prevented the Holocaust? It’s a question that speaks to the heart of our Second Amendment. Or does it?