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|Gun rights activists who cite Hitler as a reason against gun control have their history dangerously wrong...the notion that Hitler confiscated everyone's guns is mostly bogus. And the ancillary claim that Jews could have stopped the Holocaust with more guns doesn't make any sense at all if you think about it for more than a minute.
University of Chicago law professor Bernard Harcourt explored this myth in depth in a 2004 article published in the Fordham Law Review. As it turns out, the Weimar Republic, the German government that immediately preceded Hitler's, actually had tougher gun laws than the Nazi regime....
In 1928 the Reichstag loosened gun laws. Then,
'The 1938 revisions completely deregulated the acquisition & transfer of rifles and shotguns, as well as ammunition.
The laws did take guns away from Jews. 'but this should not be an indictment of gun control in general.'