Our Founding Fathers Understood Human Nature All Too Well . . . Power Corrupts

Many people who are neutral on the issue of gun control, ask what’s the big deal about the government registering guns.

Dr. Stephen Halbrook offers an historic perspective to help answer that question. “On November 8, 1938, The New York Times reported that ‘The entire Jewish population of Berlin had been “disarmed” with the confiscation of 2,569 hand weapons. Any resisters were shot immediately. Thousands of Jews were taken away. Searches of Jewish homes were calculated to seize firearms and assets and to arrest adult males.’

It was self-evident that the Jews must be disarmed before the extermination could begin. Finding out which Jews had firearms was not too difficult. The liberal Weimar Republic passed a Firearm Law in 1928, [ten years before this], requiring extensive police records on gun owners. Hitler signed a further gun control law in early 1938.”

So in light of the very hostile speech against the “religious right” by certain presidential candidates from both parties it serves us well to remember history. That, coupled with the insistence by these same people that guns be registered or banned is cause for concern. A concern that our Founding Fathers obviously shared.

This is Nina May reminding you that history can teach us a lot . . . if we are willing to learn.