Are There Lessons for Us Today from Nazi Gun Control?
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Stephen P. Halbrook
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.
Gun Control in the Thrid Reich
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.
Stephen Halbrooks excellent and deeply researched book, Gun Control in the
Third Reich . . . should inform our contemporary debate on gun control.
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.
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.