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Old 01-11-2013, 11:45 AM   #1
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Default Was Hitler Anti-Gun?

Alex Jones claimed that Hitler took Germany's guns.

Because people take Alex Jones seriously, this notion has spread:

But Hitler didn't take anyone's guns - the Weimar Republic did, in accordance with the Treaty of Versailles.

When Hitler gained control,

In 1938, under Nazi rule, gun laws became significantly more relaxed. Rifle and shotgun possession were deregulated and gun access for hunters, Nazi Party members, and government officials was expanded. The legal age to own a gun was lowered. Jews, however, were prohibited from owning firearms and other dangerous weapons.
Nazi Germany was more pro-gun than anti-gun.

Here's Alex Jones' response to this post:

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