Trump Opens Door For Gun Confiscation In America
By Chuck Baldwin
March 8, 2018
gun owners have always known that the ultimate goal of gun control extremists such as Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Dianne
Feinstein, et al., has always been gun confiscation. The plan is not to “control” the private ownership of firearms;
it is to PROHIBIT the private ownership of firearms. Enacting ever-encroaching gun control laws is simply an incremental
means to the ultimate end of gun confiscation and prohibition.
Donald Trump was elected
on the promise of protecting the Second Amendment (among other things). Instead, he has become the poster boy for one of
the most egregious gun control machinations of all: gun confiscation.
As I reported in this column
last week, in a bipartisan meeting with congressmen and senators recently, President Trump “voiced support
for confiscating guns from certain individuals deemed to be dangerous, even if it violates due process rights.
“‘I like taking the guns early, like in this crazy man’s case that just took place in Florida
... to go to court would have taken a long time,’ Trump said at a meeting with lawmakers on school safety and gun
“‘Take the guns first, go through due process second,’ Trump said.
“Trump was responding to comments from Vice President Pence that families and local law enforcement
should have more tools to report potentially dangerous individuals with weapons.
“‘Allow due process so
no one’s rights are trampled, but the ability to go to court, obtain an order and then collect not only the firearms
but any weapons,’ Pence said.
"‘Or, Mike, take the firearms first, and then go to court,’
See the column here:
Florida School Massacre Proves Police Are Worthless In Protecting Us
Well, Trump’s statements are now the rallying cry for gun grabbers all over America
to enact gun confiscation laws.
So far, five states have passed "red flag" laws
that allow police agencies to confiscate guns from someone deemed to be "dangerous" by either a law enforcement
officer or a family member BEFORE the individual has committed any crime, and in one State (Rhode Island) the governor issued
an executive order implementing a “red flag” law.
Here are the six states
where the legislatures have already passed—or the governor has already issued an executive order implementing—“red
And since Trump’s Stalinist statements, there are at least 24 additional
states that are currently considering passing "red flag" laws. These are:
Doubtless, many other states are also considering passing
"red flag" laws.
And it’s not taking long for law enforcement agencies in the above states
to begin their Naziesque assault on gun owners. This report is from Seattle:
“The city’s police department
became the first law enforcement agency in the state to force the surrender of a firearm under a new law known as an ‘extreme risk protection order.’
incident involves a man who lives in Belltown, who neighbors said had been intimidating people for the past year - even staring-down
customers through store-front windows with a gun holstered at his side.
“Mental illness is suspected,
but that new law allowed police to legally disarm him.”
“The man, who we are not naming, is also well known
to the bars and restaurants below his unit along Second Ave. The volume of complaints convinced Seattle police to seek an extreme risk protection order - or ‘erpo’ – which allows law enforcement to legally remove guns from people deemed a danger to themselves
“In this case, the man refused to comply. Because of the new law, police were then able to return with
a warrant and force the man to surrender the firearm.”
“A few dozen erpos have been served and executed
around the state, but Seattle police said they are the only agency so far to seize a gun because the owner refused to hand
“Law enforcement professionals said these specialized protection orders could be a common sense strategy
to try and prevent mass shootings - such as what happened in Parkland, Florida.
“‘There's certainly a
big concern of the connection between mental health and people exhibiting violent behavior and whether or not they should
have access to firearms. The “erpos” give us that tool now as an option,’ said Sgt. Eric Pisconski, who
leads the crisis response unit for the Seattle Police Department.
“The confiscations only last a year, although they
can be renewed.”
See the report here:
Seattle Police First In State To Seize Gun Under Mental Health Law
A few observations are in order here:
First, the open carry of a firearm is LEGAL in the area where this took place. So, the fellow was violating
NO gun laws whatsoever. Plus, he never removed the pistol from its holster or brandished it in any way.
the man was “known” to nearby bars and restaurants near his place of residence. That means nothing. Known for
what? The report doesn’t even say the man was known for acting weirdly or strangely. It just says he was “known.”
And even if he did act weirdly or strangely, if we denied constitutional rights to everyone in that category, a majority
of Americans would have no rights, and ALL of Congress would have no rights.
Thirdly, what does “volume of
complaints” mean? How many complaints were received over a YEAR’S time? Two? Five? Ten? People complaining about
other people happens all of the time. Plus, if complaints had been received over the course of an entire year and police
just now decided to act, the man must not have been considered much of a threat.
Fourthly, there was NO report
of the man “exhibiting violent behavior,” as the police sergeant claims. The report says “he had been intimidating
people.” How? No specifics except to say he was “staring” at people. Wow! Run for your lives!
a U.S. citizen who has committed NO CRIME is denied his Natural right of self-defense for a whole year. And the media report
says the confiscations “only” last a year, with the caveat that they may be extended. Indeed. They could and
very likely will be extended indefinitely.
How many defenseless (unarmed) people are robbed, assaulted, accosted,
beaten up, raped, wounded, paralyzed, or killed in a year’s time? It seems many politicians (and many police officers
themselves) will not be content until every American citizen is totally defenseless and unable to protect him or herself.
you this with all seriousness: At some point, the American people will be forced to view these governmental attacks against
our Second Amendment liberties as a declaration of war.
Sixthly, the man quoted in the news story who
had complained about the armed fellow did so because he said he didn’t like the sight of the man carrying a firearm,
as it made him “afraid.”
That the mere sight of a
law-abiding citizen openly carrying a sidearm would make someone “afraid” is not sufficient reason to deny the
citizen his constitutional right to keep and “bear” arms. This “I’m offended” or “his
gun scares me” complaint is nothing but cover for little Nazis to try and deny another person their Natural, God-given
But under this new “red flag” law in Washington State, police are now able
to confiscate a person’s firearm without the person committing ANY crime—or even threatening to commit a crime.
Even when police forced the man to surrender his firearm, the man made no threatening gesture toward the officers.
Gun confiscation has started in America—and President Trump’s Stalinist statements about taking
guns first and worrying about due process later is the banner under which this is happening.
Trump promised to add “mental health” regulations to gun purchases and ownership, he opened Pandora’s Box.
go into the “mental health” trap in more detail in this column:
Trump Set To Enact More Gun Control
“Mental health” regulations for gun ownership is what extremist gun grabbers Schumer, Pelosi,
Feinstein, et al., have been trying to accomplish for decades. Now, it is the “pro-gun” Republican President
Donald Trump who is the one making it happen.
Kris Kobach is the Secretary of State of Kansas. He is
a former professor of constitutional law at UMKC Law School. He wrote an excellent analysis of the constitutional violations
of these “red flag” laws:
1. The seizure
of guns without any hearing at all. The laws all contain an “ex parte” provision that allows
the state to temporarily seize a person’s guns without even notifying the gun owner or giving him a chance to be heard.
This is the quintessential denial of due process. The Fourth Amendment makes clear that a person cannot be denied of liberty
(to exercise one’s constitutional right to bear arms) without due process of law. This confiscation is “temporary,”
but it can easily lead to long-term or permanent confiscation.
on the testimony of one unrelated person. The confiscation order can be based on the testimony of only one person
claiming that the gun owner poses a risk to the safety of himself or others. The law deceptively says that it has to be
the testimony of a “family member.” such as the one in Washington State But “family member” is defined to include “former dating partners” and anyone who has ever lived with the defendant.
So a jilted former boyfriend or girlfriend, or even a roommate from years ago, could easily set in motion the disarming of
a lawful gun owner.
3. Using a very
low standard of proof. The standard for obtaining an ex parte order against a gun owner is absurdly
low – one need only show “reasonable cause” to believe that the person may pose a risk. That’s even
lower than the “probable cause” standard for obtaining a search warrant. In addition, the judge is forced to
rush his decision and issue the confiscation order on the same day of the ex parte hearing. Within two weeks of the ex parte hearing, a hearing with the gun owner present
must occur; the purpose is to put in place a long-term confiscation order. But even at that hearing, the standard of proof is far below the “beyond a reasonable doubt” standard used in criminal trials. Rather, it need only be
shown by “a preponderance of evidence” that the person poses a risk of injury to self or others. What kind of
evidence? Things like the “reckless storage” of firearms and drinking habits can be considered. If you keep
a handgun in the bedside table and drink beer regularly, you may [be] in trouble.
4. Shifting the burden of proof to the gun owner. The long-term
confiscation order lasts up to a year, but may be renewed indefinitely. Once it is in place, it becomes very difficult to
remove. To have the confiscation order lifted, the gun owner must prove he does not pose a threat to himself or others. Proving a negative is nearly impossible. Adding
insult to injury, the bill even authorizes local law enforcement to charge the gun owner a storage fee for
confiscating and storing his guns.
After the Parkland school shooting, had Donald
Trump simply used his bully pulpit to promote arming teachers and school employees as a deterrent and defense against these
school shootings without calling for more gun control, it would have been a HUGE boost for the Second Amendment in general
and school safety in particular.
Instead, Trump fell in with anti-Second Amendment liberals
and started calling for more gun control, adding “mental health” restrictions to gun purchases and making his
stupid Stalinist statements about taking guns first and worrying about due process later.
As a result, anti-gun liberals
all over the country are using Trump’s own words and proposed gun control policies as a rallying cry to enact gun
As it stands right now, Donald Trump has opened the door for more damage being
done to the Second Amendment than any other president, Democrat or Republican, in our lifetime.
in the 50 states had better keep a close eye on their State legislatures this year and next, because, thanks to Donald Trump,
gun confiscation is going to be on the agenda in virtually every single State in the country. And while you are at it, don’t
overlook the federal Congress.
No wonder Dianne Feinstein looked so deliriously (and devilishly)
happy when Trump uttered his stupid comment about gun confiscation and said he wanted to bring an assault weapons ban (Feinstein’s
bill) into proposed gun control legislation.
See the video here:
Watch Dianne Feinstein Erupt With Glee After Trump Seems To Endorse Her Assault Weapons Ban
But if you are a freedom-loving American who values your liberties and the God-given
right to defend them, happy is NOT what you should be feeling right now. You should be OUTRAGED at Donald Trump, and you
should be absolutely determined to be ever vigilant against ANY attempt from Democrats or Republicans from federal, State,
or municipal government to enact further restrictions against your right to keep and bear arms—because Trump has opened
the door not only for more gun control but also for gun confiscation.
P.S. One more time I want to remind readers that self-defense—including
defense against tyrannical government—is more than a right guaranteed in the Second Amendment to our Constitution;
it is a duty assigned us in Nature by our Creator. For anyone, especially a Christian, to willingly surrender their means
of self-defense is not only a crime against liberty; it is a sin against God.
I urge my Christian friends
(and anyone else) to read the book my constitutional attorney son and I wrote entitled “To Keep or Not To Keep: Why
Christians Should Not Give Up Their Guns.”
Mark it down: Any law demanding the citizenry
to surrender their AR-15 rifles would be unconstitutional, unnatural, and unbiblical. And NO Christian or other free man
should ever comply with such a law.
I know that there is a plethora of pastors who teach that
Christians ought to obey the government should it outlaw our guns. THEY ARE WRONG. They are wrong biblically, constitutionally,
Our book shows the Natural and Biblical duty of self-defense. I don’t
know of another book like it.
With all that is happening today, it is CRUCIAL that people
(especially Christians) become familiar with the truths contained in this book. I urge you to order one for yourself and
one (at least) for your friends and kinfolk.
To order “To Keep or Not To Keep: Why Christians
Should Not Give Up Their Guns,” go here:
To Keep Or Not To Keep: Why Christians Should Not Give Up Their Guns
The holodomor was enabled by the initial confiscation of firearms... click on this text to see hidden history known as THE
HOLODOMOR (holodomor is Ukrainian for "murder by starvation"...
Hitler and Gun Control
a speech, sometimes said to have been delivered in 1935, Hitler is supposed to have exclaimed: "This year will go down
in history! For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration! Our streets will be safer, our police more
efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!"
This quote has been popular with Americans who defend the constitutional right to "keep and
bear arms." It's cited to discredit those who support restrictions on firearms ownership and use. It's also cited to
support the often-made charge that Hitler and his government curtailed gun ownership in Germany, and confiscated weapons
held by private citizens.
The truth is rather
different. When Hitler and his National Socialist Party took power in early 1933, they inherited a somewhat restrictive
firearms law that the liberal-democratic "Weimar" government had enacted five years earlier. In 1938 Hitler's government
revised the earlier law by loosening those restrictions, thereby enhancing the rights of Germans to own weapons. The most
thorough confiscation of firearms ever imposed on Germans was carried out at the end of the Second World War by the occupation
forces of the United States and other victorious Allied powers.
MYTH OF GUN CONTROL IN GERMANY,
by Dr. William L. Pierce
| A common belief among defenders of the Second Amendment
to the U.S. Constitution is that the National Socialist...
A common belief among defenders of the Second Amendment to the
U.S. Constitution is that the National Socialist government of Germany under Adolf Hitler did not permit the private ownership
of firearms. Totalitarian governments, they have been taught in their high school civics classes, do not trust their citizens
and do not dare permit them to keep firearms. Thus, one often hears the statement, “You know, the first thing the
Nazis did when they came to power was outlaw firearms,” or, “The first thing Hitler did in Germany was round
up all the guns.”
One can understand why many American gun owners want to believe this. They see in the current effort of their own
government to take away their right to keep and bear arms a limitation of an essential element of their freedom and a move
toward tyranny, and they want to characterize the gun-grabbers in the most negative way they can. Adolf Hitler has been
vilified continuously for the past 60 years or so by the mass media in America, and certainly no politician or officeholder
wants to be compared with him. If the gun-confiscation effort can be portrayed convincingly as something of which Hitler
would have approved, it will have been effectively tarred.
This identification of
the inclination to deny citizens the right to keep and bear arms with National Socialism and Adolf Hitler has been strengthened
recently by clever magazine advertisements which show Hitler with his arm outstretched in a Roman salute under a heading:
“All in favor of gun control raise your right hand.” A Jewish group, Jews for the Preservation
of Firearms Ownership (JPFO), quite noisy for its size, has been especially zealous in promoting the idea that the current
gun-control effort in America has its roots in Germany during the Hitler period. This group has gone so far as to claim
in several articles published in popular magazines read by firearms enthusiasts that the current restrictive legislation
being proposed by the U.S. government is modeled on a gun-control statute enacted by Germany’s National Socialist
government: the German Weapons Law (Waffengesetz) of March 18, 1938.
Again, one can understand the motivation of the JPFO. Many non-Jewish
firearms owners are well aware that the movement to restrict their rights is led and promoted primarily by Jews, and anti-Jewish
feeling has been growing among them. They know that the controlled news media, which are almost unanimously in favor of
abridging or abolishing the Second Amendment, are very much under the influence of Jews, and they know that the most vocal
anti-gun legislators in the Congress also are Jews. It is natural for a group such as the JPFO to mount a damage- control
effort and attempt to prevent anti-Jewish feeling from becoming even stronger among gun owners. Their strategy is to deflect
the blame from their kinsmen in the media and the government and direct it onto their most hated enemies, the National Socialists
— or at least to create enough smoke to obscure the facts and keep the gun-owning public confused.
Unfortunately for those who would like to link
Hitler and the National Socialists with gun control, the entire premise for such an effort is false. German firearms legislation
under Hitler, far from banning private ownership, actually facilitated the keeping and bearing of arms by German citizens
by eliminating or ameliorating restrictive laws which had been enacted by the government preceding his: a left-center government
which had contained a number of Jews.
It is not just that the National Socialist firearms legislation was the opposite of what it
has been claimed to have been by persons who want to tar modern gun-grabbers with the “Nazi” brush: the whole
spirit of Hitler’s government was starkly different from its portrayal by America’s mass media. The facts, in
brief, are these:
National Socialist government of Germany, unlike the government in Washington today, did not fear its citizens. Adolf Hitler
was the most popular leader Germany has ever had. Unlike American presidents, he did not have to wear body armor and have
shields of bulletproof glass in front of him whenever he spoke in public. At public celebrations he rode standing in an
open car as it moved slowly through cheering crowds. Communists made several attempts to assassinate him, and his government
stamped down hard on communism, virtually wiping it out in Germany. Between upright, law-abiding German citizens and Adolf
Hitler, however, there was a real love affair, with mutual trust and respect.
- The spirit of National Socialism was one of manliness, and individual self-defense and self- reliance were central
to the National Socialist view of the way a citizen should behave. The notion of banning firearms ownership was utterly
alien to National Socialism. In the German universities, where National Socialism gained its earliest footholds and which
later became its strongest bastions, dueling was an accepted practice. Although the liberal-Jewish governments in Germany
after the First World War attempted to ban dueling, it persisted illegally until it was again legalized by the National
Socialists. Fencing, target shooting, and other martial arts were immensely popular in Germany, and the National Socialists
encouraged young Germans to become proficient in these activities, believing that they were important for the development
of a man’s character.
- Gun registration and licensing
(for long guns as well as for handguns) were legislated by an anti-National Socialist government in Germany in 1928, five
years before the National Socialists gained power. Hitler became Chancellor on January 30, 1933. Five years later his government
got around to rewriting the gun law enacted a decade earlier by his predecessors, substantially amel ior a ting it in the
process (for example, long guns were exempted from the requirement for a purchase permit; the legal age for gun ownership
was lowered from 20 to 18 years; the period of validity of a permit to carry weapons was extended from one to three years;
and provisions restricting the amount of ammunition or the number of firearms an individual could own were dropped). Hitler’s
government may be criticized for leaving certain restrictions and licensing requirements in the law, but the National Socialists
had no intention of preventing law-abiding Germans from keeping or bearing arms. Again, the firearms law enacted by Hitler’s
government enhanced the rights of Germans to keep and bear arms; no new restrictions were added, and many pre-existing restrictions
were relaxed or eliminated.
- At the end of the Second World
War, American GIs in the occupying force were astounded to discover how many German civilians owned private firearms. Tens
of thousands of pistols looted from German homes by GIs were brought back to the United States after the war. In 1945 General
Eisenhower ordered all privately owned firearms in the American occupation zone of Germany confiscated, and Germans were
required to hand in their shotguns and rifles as well as any handguns which had not already been stolen. In the Soviet occupation
zone German civilians were summarily shot if they were found in possession of even a single cartridge.
Jews, it should be noted, were
not Germans, even if they had been born in Germany. The National Socialists defined citizenship in ethnic terms, and under
Hitler Jews were not accorded full rights of citizenship. National Socialist legislation progressively excluded Jews from
key professions: teaching, the media, the practice of law, etc. The aim was not only to free German life from an oppressive
and degenerative Jewish influence, but to persuade Jews to emigrate. The German Weapons Law of March 18, 1938, specifically
excluded Jews from manufacturing or dealing in firearms or munitions, but it did not exclude them from owning or bearing
personal firearms. The exclusion of Jews from the firearms business rankled them as much as any other exclusion, and in
their typically ethnocentric fashion they have misrepresented the law involved as an anti-gun law in an effort to cast their
enemies in a bad light.
It should be noted in passing that the restrictions
placed on Jews by the National Socialists had the intended effect: between 1933 and 1939 two-thirds of the Jews residing
in Germany emigrated, reducing the Jewish population of the country from 600,000 when Hitler became Chancellor in 1933 to
200,000 at the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939. Jews in the United States, looking at this period from their own
narrowly focused viewpoint, have described these peacetime years of the National Socialist government as a time of darkness,
terror, and regression, whereas for the German people it was a time of hope, joy, and spiritual and material renewal.
Much the same type
of distortion is seen in the portrayal of the United States in the early 1950s: the so-called “McCarthy Era.”
Senator Joseph McCarthy (Republican, Wisconsin) used his position as chairman of the Senate’s Government Operations
Committee to expose the widespread communist infiltration of the U.S. government and other U.S. institutions which had taken
place during the Second World War. A substantial majority of the communists who were dragged reluctantly out into the light
of day by his efforts were Jews. As a result, the controlled media always have portrayed the period as one of terror and
repression, when everyone was frightened of Senator McCarthy’s “witch-hunt.” Of course, it was nothing
of the sort to non-Jewish Americans, who were not intimidated in the least. History viewed through a Jewish lens —
i.e., through media controlled by Jews — always is distorted in a way corresponding to Jewish interests and concerns.
Both the German
Weapons Law of March 18, 1938, enacted by the National Socialists, and the Law on Firearms and Ammunition of April 12, 1928,
which was enacted by an anti-National Socialist government, are given below in full, first in facsimile and then in English
translation. A little background information first, however, may help the reader to understand their significance. After
Germany’s defeat in the First World War (a defeat in which Germany’s Jews played no small part, demoralizing
the home front with demonstrations and other subversive activity much as they did in America during the Vietnam war), the
Kaiser abdicated, and liberals and leftists seized control of the government in 1918. Hitler, recovering in a military hospital
from a British poison-gas attack which had blinded him temporarily, made the decision to go into politics and fight against
the traitors he felt were responsible for Germany’s distress.
The tendency of Germany’s new rulers after the First World War
was much the same as it is for the liberals in America today: they promoted cosmopolitanism, internationalism, and egalitarianism.
By 1923 economic conditions in Germany had become catastrophic, and there was much public unrest. The communists had made
major inroads into the labor movement and were a growing threat to the country.
Hitler had indeed gone into politics, and his
National Socialists battled the communists in the streets of Germany’s cities and gradually came to be seen by many
patriotic Germans in the working class and the middle class as the only force which could save Germany from a communist
takeover and total ruin. Hitler’s National Socialists continued to win recruits and gain strength during the 1920s.
The communists, with aid from the Soviet Union, also continued to grow. The political situation became increasingly unstable
as the government lost popular support.
The government’s response was to substantially tighten up restrictions on the rights
of German citizens to keep and bear arms. The Law on Firearms and Ammunition of April 12, 1928, was the most substantial
effort in this regard. This law was enacted by a left-center government hostile to the National Socialists (the government
was headed by Chancellor Wilhelm Marx and consisted of a coalition of Socialists, including many Jews, and Catholic Centrists).
Five years later,
in 1933, the National Socialists were in power, Hitler headed the government, and the communist threat was crushed decisively.
The National Socialists began undoing the social and economic damage done by their predecessors. Germany was restored to
full employment, degeneracy and corruption were rooted out, Jews and their collaborators were removed from one facet of
national life after another, and the German people entered a new era of national freedom, health, and prosperity.
Finally, in 1938,
the National Socialist government got around to enacting a new firearms law to replace the one enacted by their opponents
ten years earlier. The highlights of the 1938 law, especially as it applied to ordinary citizens rather than manufacturers
or dealers, follow:
Handguns may be purchased only on submission of a Weapons Acquisition Permit (Waffenerwerbschein),
which must be used within one year from the date of issue. Muzzle- loading handguns are exempted from the permit requirement.
[The 1928 law had required a permit for the purchase of long guns as well, but the National Socialists dropped this requirement.]
Holders of a permit to carry weapons (Waffenschein) or of a hunting license do not need a Weapons Acquisition
Permit in order to acquire a handgun. A hunting license authorizes its bearer
to carry hunting weapons and handguns. Firearms and ammunition, as well as swords
and knives, may not be sold to minors under the age of 18 years. [The age limit had been 20 years in the 1928 law.]
Whoever carries a firearm outside of his dwelling, his place of employment, his place of business, or
his fenced property must have on his person a Weapons Permit (Waffenschein). A permit is not required, however, for carrying
a firearm for use at a police-approved shooting range. A permit to acquire
a handgun or to carry firearms may only be issued to persons whose trustworthiness is not in question and who can show a
need for a permit. In particular, a permit may not be issued to:
manufacture, sale, carrying, possession, and import of the following are prohibited:
under the age of 18 years;
- legally incompetent or mentally
- Gypsies or vagabonds;
- persons under mandatory police supervision [i.e., on parole] or otherwise temporarily
without civil rights;
- persons convicted of treason or high
treason or known to be engaged in activities hostile to the state;
- persons who for assault, trespass, a breach of the peace, resistance to authority, a criminal offense or misdemeanor,
or a hunting or fishing violation were legally sentenced to a term of imprisonment of more than two weeks, if three years
have not passed since the term of imprisonment.
- “trick” firearms, designed so as to conceal their function (e.g., cane guns and belt-buckle pistols);
- any firearm equipped with a silencer and any rifle equipped with a spotlight;
- cartridges with .22 caliber, hollow-point bullets.
That is the essence. Numerous other provisions of the law relate to firearms manufacturers,
importers, and dealers; to acquisition and carrying of firearms by police, military, and other official personnel; to the
maximum fees which can be charged for permits (3 Reichsmark); to tourists bringing firearms into Germany; and to the fines
and other penalties to be levied for violations.
The requirements of “trustworthiness”
and of proof of need when obtaining a permit are troubling, but it should be noted that they were simply carried over from
the 1928 law: they were not formulated by the National Socialists. Under the National Socialists these requirements were
interpreted liberally: a person who did not fall into one of the prohibited categories listed above was considered trustworthy,
and a statement such as, “I often carry sums of money,” was accepted as proof of need.
The prohibitions of spotlight-equipped rifles and hollow-point .22 caliber ammunition were based on considerations
that the former were unsporting when used for hunting, and the latter were inhumane.
read the German firearms laws for yourself, either in the original German exactly as they were published by the German government
in the Reichsgesetzblatt or in the complete English translations which are provided here. If you want to skip over most
of the legal gobbledygook and go directly to the most pertinent part of the National Socialist Firearms Law — the
part pertaining to the purchase, ownership, and carrying of firearms by private citizens — turn to page 35 (Part IV
of the Law). Note, as already mentioned above, that two separate and distinct types of permits are referred to: a Weapons
Acquisition Permit (Waffenerwerbschein), required only for purchasing a handgun; and a Weapons Permit (Waffenschein), required
for carrying any firearm in public. Interestingly enough, as also mentioned above, a hunting license could take the place
of both these permits.
When you have read the two laws mentioned here, you will
understand that it was Hitler’s enemies, not Hitler, who should be compared with the gun-control advocates in America
today. Then as now it was the Jews, not the National Socialists, who wanted the people’s right of self- defense restricted.
You will understand that those who continue to make the claim that Hitler was a gun-grabber are either ignorant or dishonest.
And you will understand that it was not until 1945, when the communist and democratic victors of the Second World War had
installed occupation governments to rule over the conquered Germans that German citizens were finally and completely denied
the right to armed self-defense.
Federal gun control legislation has been written, introduced, and sponsored by Jewish Congressmen and Jewish Senators.
U.S. Federal Gun Control Legislation, 1968 – present
1968: The Gun Control Act of 1968 comes from Congressman Emanuel Celler’s House
bill H.R.17735. It expands legislation already attempted by the non-Jewish Senator Thomas Dodd. America’s
biggest and most far-reaching gun law came from a Jew.
Senator Howard Metzenbaum sponsors Senate bill S.1523. It proposes legislation turning every
violation of the Gun Control Act of 1968 into a RICO predicate offense, allowing a gun owner to be charged with
federal racketeering offenses.
1988: Senator Howard Metzenbaum
co-sponsors a bill – S.2180 – to ban, or limit/restrict, so-called “plastic guns.”
1990: Senator Herbert Kohl introduces bill S.2070, the Gun-Free School Zones
Act of 1990, which bans gun possession in a school zone. The law will later be struck down in court as unconstitutional.
1993: Senator Howard Metzenbaum sponsors Senate bill S.653. It bans specific
semiautomatic rifles, but also gives the Secretary of the Treasury the power to add any semiautomatic firearm to
the list at a later date.
February, 1994: The Brady Law, which requires
waiting periods to buy handguns, becomes effective. Senator Howard Metzenbaum wrote the Brady Bill.
Senator Metzenbaum sponsored the bill in the Senate. The sponsor of the bill in the House was
Congressman Charles Schumer.
1994: Senator Howard
Metzenbaum introduces S.1878, the Gun Violence Prevention Act of 1994, aka “Brady II.” Congressman
Charles Schumer sponsored “Brady II” sister legislation [H.R. 1321] in the U.S. House of Representatives.
September, 1994: The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 goes into effect,
including a provision that bans the manufacture and possession of semiautomatic rifles described as “assault
weapons.” [Note: true assault weapons are fully automatic, not semiautomatic]. That gun-ban provision was
authored in the Senate by Senator Dianne Feinstein and authored in the House by Congressman
1995: Senators Kohl, Specter, Feinstein,
Lautenberg and others introduce the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1995, an amended version of the 1990
school-zone law which was struck down in court as being unconstitutional.
1996: The Lautenberg Domestic Confiscation provision becomes law. It is part of a larger omnibus
appropriations bill. It was sponsored by Senator Frank Lautenberg. It bans people convicted of
misdemeanor domestic violence from ever owning a gun.
1997: Senate bill S.54,
the Federal Gang Violence Act of 1997, proposes much harsher sentences for people violating minor gun laws, including
mandatory prison sentences and forfeiture of property. It was introduced by Senator Dianne Feinstein
and Senator Hatch, among others. It returns the idea of turning every violation of the Gun Control Act of 1968
into a RICO predicate offense.
January, 1999: Senator Barbara
Boxer introduces bill S.193, the American Handgun Standards Act of 1999.
January, 1999: Senator Herbert Kohl introduces bill S.149, the Child Safety Lock Act
of 1999. It would require a child safety lock in connection with transfer of a handgun.
February,1999: Senator Frank Lautenberg introduces bill S.407, the Stop Gun Trafficking
Act of 1999.
February, 1999: Senator Frank Lautenberg
introduces S.443, the Gun Show Accountability Act of 1999.
Senator Frank Lautenberg introduces bill S.560, the Gun Industry Accountability Act of 1999.
March, 1999: Senator Dianne Feinstein introduces bill S.594, the Large Capacity
Ammunition Magazine Import Ban Act of 1999.
May, 2000: Senators
Feinstein, Boxer, Lautenberg, and Schumer sponsor Senate bill S.2515, the Firearm Licensing and Record
of Sale Act of 2000. It is a plan for a national firearms licensing system.
2001: Senators Feinstein, Schumer, and Boxer sponsor Senate bill S.25, the Firearm Licensing
and Record of Sale Act of 2001. It is a nation-wide gun registration plan [apparently there were two versions
of that Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act bill].
May, 2003: Senators
Feinstein, Schumer, Boxer, and others introduce legislation that would reauthorize the 1994 federal assault
weapons ban, and, close a loophole in the law that allows large-capacity ammunition magazines to be imported into
the U.S. The ban expired in September, 2004.
October, 2003: Senators
Feinstein, Lautenberg, Levin, and Schumer co-sponsor bill S.1774, designed to stop the sunset [ending] of
the Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988.
March, 2005: Senator Frank
Lautenberg introduces bill S.645, “to reinstate the Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection
Act,” in other words, to reinstate the 1994 assault-rifle ban [also known as the “Violent Crime Control
and Law Enforcement Act of 1994”] which expired in late 2004.
2005: Senator Dianne Feinstein introduces bill S.620, “to reinstate the Public Safety and Recreational
Firearms Use Protection Act,” in other words, to reinstate the 1994 assault-rifle ban [also known as the
“Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994”] which expired in late 2004.
July, 2005: Senator Dianne Feinstein introduces bill S.A.1621 – Fifty-Caliber
Sniper Weapons. This amendment would convert all .50 BMG firearms to NFA weapons.
July, 2005: Senator Dianne Feinstein introduces bill S.A.1622 – Fifty-Caliber Exclusion
to S.397. This amendment would modify S.397 to allow suits when the firearm involved was a .50 caliber weapon.
July, 2005: Senator Barbara Boxer introduces bill S.A.1633 – BATFE Safety
Standards. This amendment allows law suits to continue/be brought if the product did not meet the safety standards
as defined by the BATFE.
July, 2005: Senator Barbara Boxer
introduces bill S.A.1634 – ‘Sporting Use’ on Domestic Handguns. Applying ’sporting use’
clause requirements to domestic handguns could, almost completely, dry up the handgun availability in the United
Winning the Cultural War
Charlton Heston's Speech to the Harvard
Law School Forum, Feb 16, 1999
I remember my son when he was five, explaining to his kindergarten
class what his father did for a living. "My Daddy," he said, "pretends to be people." There have been
quite a few of them. Prophets from the Old and New Testaments, a couple of Christian saints, generals of various nationalities
and different centuries, several kings, three American presidents, a French cardinal and two geniuses, including Michelangelo.
If you want the ceiling repainted I'll do my best. There always seem to be a lot of different fellows up here.
I'm never sure which one of them gets to talk. Right now, I guess I'm the guy.
As I pondered our visit tonight it
struck me: If my Creator gave me the gift to connect you with the hearts and minds of those great men, then I want to use
that same gift now to reconnect you with your own sense of liberty of your own freedom of thought ... your own compass for
what is right.
Dedicating the memorial at Gettysburg, Abraham Lincoln said of America, "We are now engaged in a great Civil
War, testing whether this nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure." Those words are true
again. I believe that we are again engaged in a great civil war, a cultural war that's about to hijack your birthright to
think and say what resides in your heart. I fear you no longer trust the pulsing lifeblood of liberty inside you ...
the stuff that made this country rise from wilderness
into the miracle that it is.
Let me back up. About a year ago I became president of the National Rifle Association, which protects the right
to keep and bear arms. I ran for office, I was elected, and now I serve ... I serve as a moving target for the media who've
called me everything from "ridiculous" and "duped" to a "brain-injured, senile, crazy old man."
I know ... I'm pretty old ... but I sure, Lord, ain't senile.
As I have stood in the crosshairs
of those who target Second Amendment freedoms, I've realized that firearms are not the only issue. No, it's much, much bigger
than that. I've come to understand that a cultural war is raging across our land, in which, with Orwellian fervor, certain
acceptable thoughts and speech are mandated. For example, I marched for civil rights with Dr. King in 1963 - long before
Hollywood found it fashionable. But when I told an audience last year that white pride is just as valid as black pride or
red pride or anyone else's pride, they called me a racist. I've worked with brilliantly talented homosexuals all my life.
But when I told an audience that gayrights should extend no further than your rights or my rights, I was called a homophobe.
I served in World War II against the Axis powers. But during a speech, when I drew an analogy between singling out innocent
Jews and singling out innocent gun owners, was called an anti-Semite.
Everyone I know knows I would never raise a closed fist against my country. But when I asked an audience to oppose
this cultural persecution, I was compared to Timothy McVeigh. From Time magazine to friends and colleagues, they're essentially
saying, "Chuck, how dare you speak your mind. You are using language not authorized for public consumption!" But
I am not afraid. If Americans believed in political correctness, we'd still be King George's boys -- subjects bound to the
In his book, "The End of Sanity," Martin Gross writes that "blatantly irrational behavior is rapidly
being established as the norm in almost every area of human endeavor. There seem to be new customs, new rules, new anti-intellectual
theories regularly foisted on us from every direction.
Underneath, the nation is roiling.
Americans know something without a name is undermining the nation, turning the mind mushy when it comes to separating truth
from falsehood and right from wrong. And they don't like it."
Let me read a few examples. At Antioch
college in Ohio, young men seeking intimacy with a coed must get verbal permission at each step of the process from kissing
to petting to final copulation ... all clearly spelled out in a printed college directive. In New Jersey, despite the death
of several patients nationwide who had been infected by dentists who had concealed their AIDs --- the state commissioner
announced that health providers who are HIV-positive need not .....
need not ..... tell their patients that they are infected.
At William and Mary, students tried
to change the name of the school team "The Tribe" because it was supposedly insulting to local Indians, only to
learn that authentic Virginia chiefs truly like the name.
In San Francisco, city fathers passed
an ordinance protecting the rights of transvestites to cross-dress on the job, and for transsexuals to have separate toilet
facilities while undergoing sex change surgery.
In New York City, kids who don't speak a word
of Spanish have been placed in bilingual classes to learn their three R's in Spanish solely because their last names sound
At the University of Pennsylvania, in a state where thousands died at Gettysburg opposing slavery, the president
of that college officially set up segregated dormitory space for black students. Yeah, I know ...
that's out of bounds now. Dr. King said "Negroes." Jimmy Baldwin and most of us on the March said "black."
But it's a no-no now. For me, hyphenated identities are awkward ... particularly "Native-American."
I'm a Native American, for God's sake. I also happen to
be a blood-initiated brother of the Miniconjou Sioux. On my wife's side, my grandson is a thirteenth generation native American
... with a capital letter on "American."
Finally, just last month ... David Howard, head
of the Washington D.C.
Office of Public Advocate,
used the word "niggardly" while talking to colleagues about budgetary matters. Of course, "niggardly"
means stingy or scanty. But within days Howard was forced to publicly apologize and resign.
As columnist Tony Snow wrote: "David
Howard got fired because some people in public employ were morons who (a) didn't know the meaning of niggardly, (b) didn't
know how to use a dictionary to discover the meaning, and (c) actually demanded that he apologize for their ignorance."
What does all of this mean? It means that telling us what to think has evolved into telling us what to say, so
telling us what to do can't be far behind. Before you claim to be a champion of free thought, tell
me: Why did political correctness originate on America's campuses? And why do you continue to tolerate it? Why
do you, who're supposed to debate ideas, surrender to their suppression?
Let's be honest. Who here thinks
your professors can say what they really believe? It scares me to death, and should scare you too, that the superstition
of political correctness rules the halls of reason.
You are the best and the brightest. You, here in the fertile cradle of American academia, here in the castle of
learning on the Charles River, you are the cream. But I submit that you, and your counterparts across the land, are the
most socially conformed and politically silenced generation since Concord Bridge. And as long as you validate that ... and
abide it ... you are -- by your grandfathers' standards
Here's another example. Right now at more than one major university, Second Amendment scholars and researchers
are being told to shut up about their findings or they'll lose their jobs. Why? Because their research findings would undermine
big-city mayor's pending lawsuits that seek to extort hundreds of millions of dollars from firearm manufacturers. I don't
care what you think about guns. But if you are not shocked at that, I am shocked at you. Who will guard the raw material
of unfettered ideas, if not you? Who will defend the core value of academia, if you supposed soldiers of free thought and
expression lay down your arms and plead, "Don't shoot me."
If you talk about race, it does not
make you a racist. If you see distinctions between the genders, it does not make you a sexist. If you think critically about
a denomination, it does not make you anti-religion. If you accept but don't celebrate homosexuality, it does not make you
a homophobe. Don't let America's universities continue to serve as incubators for this rampant epidemic of new McCarthyism.
But what can you do? How can anyone prevail against such pervasive social subjugation? The answer's been here all
along. I learned it 36 years ago, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, standing with Dr. Martin Luther
King and two hundred thousand people.
... disobey. Peaceably, yes. Respectfully, of course.
But when told how to think or what to say or how to behave,
We disobey social protocol that stifles
and stigmatizes personal freedom. I learned the awesome power of disobedience from Dr. King ...
who learned it from Gandhi, and Thoreau, and Jesus, and every other great man who led those in the right against
those with the might.
Disobedience is in our DNA. We feel innate kinship with that disobedient spirit that tossed tea into Boston Harbor,
that sent Thoreau to jail, that refused to sit in the back of the bus, that protested a war in Viet Nam. In that same spirit,
I am asking you to disavow cultural correctness with massive disobedience of rogue authority, social directives and onerous
laws that weaken personal freedom.
But be careful ... it hurts. Disobedience demands that you
put yourself at risk. Dr. King stood on lots of balconies. You must be willing to be humiliated ... to endure the modern-day
equivalent of the police dogs at Montgomery and the water cannons at Selma. You must be willing to experience discomfort.
I'm not complaining, but my own decades of social activism have taken their toll on me. Let me tell you a story.
A few years back I heard about a rapper named Ice-T who was selling a CD called "Cop Killer" celebrating
ambushing and murdering police officers. It was being marketed by none other than Time/Warner, the biggest entertainment
conglomerate in the world. Police across the country were outraged. Rightfully so-at least one had been murdered.
But Time/Warner was stonewalling because the CD was a cash
cow for them, and the media were tiptoeing around it because the rapper was black. I heard Time/Warner had a stockholders
meeting scheduled in Beverly Hills. I owned some shares at the time, so I decided to attend. What I did there was against
the advice of my family and colleagues. I asked for the floor. To a hushed room of a thousand average American stockholders,
I simply read the full lyrics of "Cop
every vicious, vulgar, instructional word. "I GOT MY 12 GAUGE SAWED OFF. I GOT MY HEADLIGHTS TURNED OFF. I'M ABOUT
TO BUST SOME SHOTS OFF. I'M ABOUT TO DUST SOME COPS OFF..."
It got worse, a lot worse. I won't
read the rest of it to you. But trust me, the room was a sea of shocked, frozen, blanched faces. The Time/Warner executives
squirmed in their chairs and stared at their shoes. They hated me for that. Then I delivered another volley of sick lyric
brimming with racist filth, where Ice-T fantasizes about sodomizing two 12-year old nieces of Al and Tipper Gore. Well,
I won't do to you here what I did to them. Let's just say I left the room in echoing silence.
When I read the lyrics to the waiting
press corps, one of them said "We can't print that." "I know," I replied, "but Time/Warner's selling
it." Two months later, Time/Warner terminated Ice-T's contract. I'll
never be offered another film by Warner's, or get a good review from Time magazine. But disobedience means you must be willing
to act, not just talk.
When a mugger sues his elderly victim for defending herself ... jam the switchboard of the district attorney's office.
When your university is pressured to lower standards until 80% of the students graduate with honors ... choke the
halls of the board of regents.
When an 8-year-old boy pecks a girl's cheek on the playground
and gets hauled into court for sexual harassment ... march on that school and block its doorways.
When someone you elected is seduced
by political power and betrays you .. petition them, oust them, banish them.
When Time magazine's cover portrays
millennium nuts as deranged, crazy Christians holding a cross as it did last month ... boycott their magazine and the products
So that this nation may long endure, I urge you to follow in the hallowed footsteps of the great disobedience's
of history that freed exiles founded religions, defeated tyrants, and yes, in the hands of an aroused rabble in arms and
a few great men, by God's grace, built this country.
If Dr. King were here, I think he