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    "First, Hitler took their guns away", no matter the historical inaccuracy of the statement. They (the NRA and their protectors and useful idiots) started right off the bat to counter any comparisons between them and the Nazis, before such comparisons had been made.

    I believe in democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of law. That makes me a liberal, and I’m proud of it. - Paul Krugman

    by Gentle Giant on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 08:16:01 AM PST

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    •  After WW1 Germany had all these guns that (1+ / 0-)
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      we just left in Germany because we lost interest, then Hitler took them away so he could have the holocaust.

      My gun control petition was shot down.

      by 88kathy on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 08:49:36 AM PST

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      •  He disarmed only the Jews. (2+ / 0-)
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        He relaxed gun laws for the rest, and members of the Nazi Party didn't have to register any weapon of any type, no matter how many they possessed.

        A bit different from what my gun-loving friends had put forth.

        I believe in democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of law. That makes me a liberal, and I’m proud of it. - Paul Krugman

        by Gentle Giant on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 11:43:34 AM PST

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        •  I learned the part about the US disarming the (1+ / 0-)
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          Germans after WWI, here a few weeks ago.  And, as you are saying Hitler armed every German from 14-40 except the Jews.  I have been waiting for a guns-are-fun'er toy boy to hit me with the Hitler disarmed Germany.

          Oh I am ready.  But embarrassed I didn't think of it myself.

          My gun control petition was shot down.

          by 88kathy on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 06:03:24 PM PST

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