Monday, August 4, 2014

Who's Denying What Now?

This has been all over the Gunternet, at least locally, but Phil has a pretty good recap at Outrage is their only option | Random Nuclear Strikes

Basically, one of the Good Guys (NRA Rep Brian Judy) made a statement comparing Washington State Ballot Initiative 594, which calls for "universal background checks", to Nazi Germany era gun control laws.  Specifically, Mr. Judy said
“Now [individual who has written of his family escaping Nazi Germany]..., he’s put half a million dollars, toward this policy, the same policy that led to his family getting run out of Germany by the Nazis. You know, it’s staggering to me, it’s just, you can’t make this stuff up. That these people, it’s like any Jewish people I meet who are anti-gun, I think, ‘Are you serious? Do you not remember what happened?’ And why did that happen? Because they registered guns and then they took them.”
So, apparently, the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle has decided to apply the common misinterpretation of Godwin's law to political discourse.  Because, as anyone who has read Stephen Halbrook's Gun Control in the Third Reich: Disarming the Jews and "Enemies of the State" (reviewed here) knows, it is a fact that strict gun control laws were passed by the Wiemar Republic, and that Nazi Germany took full advantage of them to disarm anyone who was regarded as an undesirable.

Whether this really made the Holocaust possible or not may be a matter for writers of speculative fiction, I suppose, but to claim that "it didn't happen"is just...

...Living in Denial.  Which is not, apparently, just a river in Egypt, but a state of mind among Progressives.

What do you call it when Jews deny a factor in the Holocaust, anyway...?


Richard Blaine said...

LibProgs are concentrated denial and hate, you can't get them to argue an issue, they jump right to hate as soon as you disagree.

And I've NEVER understood anti-gun Jews. EVER. If I were a Rabi (or even jewish) I'd have made it my life mission to arm every Jew I met.

For what ever reason - they don't get it. Look at the abuse they're getting from the Left today - and still they vote for the left more often than not. Denial.

NotClauswitz said...

All my Heebski friends are gun owners, and most of them ride motorcycles too!

D.W. Drang said...

Mrs. Drang's boss is a Reformed Jew, and seems to be OK with personal ownership of guns.
His wife is Orthodox, and is Anti.
Oddly, to most American gun owners' eyes, her parents were in "the camps", and she was raised in Israel.*
Hard to remember that mot of the founders of the modern nation of Israel were Eastern Europeans of a socialist bent...

*I was pissed to learn that her mother had hosted a presentation at the Jewish Center in Seattle on the Bielski Brothers, with an appearance by one of them! Nobody ever tells me about these things until too late!