Thursday, July 24, 2014
Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and author of the new book, Gun Control in the Third Reich: Disarming the Jews and Enemies of the State. His other books include The Founders Second Amendment, Securing Civil Rights, The Swiss and the Nazis, and That Every Man Be Armed.
With Gun Control in the Third Reich, Stephen Halbrook has written an
important and disturbing book. It provides a timely reminder that self
defense and the right to bear arms are fundamental human rights.
Robert J. Cottrol, Professor of Law, History, and Sociology, George Washington University
Stephen Halbrooks excellent and deeply researched book, Gun Control in the
Third Reich . . . should inform our contemporary debate on gun control.
Steven B. Bowman, Professor of Judaic Studies, University of Cincinnati; Miles Lerner Fellow, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
Halbrook's meticulous research in Gun Control in the Third Reich sheds
new and revealing light on the consolidation of Nazi power and the prosecution
of the Holocaust. Everyone, including advocates of gun controls,
should find this pioneering and thought-provoking
book essential reading.
James B. Jacobs, Warren E. Burger Professor of Law, New York University
In Gun Control in the Third Reich, Halbrook shows that the Nazis relied
on gun control to carry out their totalitarian program. Indeed, by means of
painstaking historical research, he shows that the weapon confiscations and
punishments of the Third Reich relied very much on the earlier registration
measures of the democratic Weimar Republic. This pioneering book tells
an essential story that is central to the history of the modern Leviathan state.
T. Hunt Tooley, Professor of History, Austin College; co-editor, Ethnic Cleansing in Twentieth-Century Europe