by Gary Gibson, Dollar Vigilante:
We were wrong about Obama and Hitler. At least many of us Obama-bashers were this morning in one very important respect.
Now, we know that Obama is a gun-grabbing, bloodthirsty narcissist who thrives on a cult of personality. But he differs from the mustachioed embodiment of evil in one very important regard: Hitler never banned guns.
So this meme which has been burning its way around Facebook…
…is cute, but wrong.
Hitler didn’t ban guns while surrounded by children for the same reason your editor didn’t dance the night away with Gwyneth Paltrow while surrounded by children. Neither event ever happened. Hitler didn’t ban guns at all. In fact, Hitler and his buddies made it easier for properly white Germans to own guns after he came to power. But in doing so, Hitler effectively created a very targeted gun ban, because Jews still couldn’t own guns. (You don’t let the people you plan to abuse and kill own weapons if you can help it. Just ask any antebellum plantation-owner.) The Jews were left conspicuously unallowed to own guns. They were also relieved of their citizenship, possessions, freedom, and ability to keep breathing.