"Patriots are not revolutionaries trying to overthrow the government of the United States.
Patriots are Counter-Revolutionaries trying to prevent the government from overthrowing the Constitution."
The Coach’s Team (TCT) offers the best in conservative essays along with articles taken from various internet sites. The victory of Donald Trump has provided a God-sent opportunity to reverse the years of willful damage done our nation by Barack Hussein Obama.
In Trump Derangement Syndrome, still
sweeping the nation, anyone less than worshipful of Hillary Clinton is a
racist, sexist, homophobe, Islamophobe, right-wing, white nationalist, white
supremacist, and of course a Nazi, which usually comes first. This invites a
look at the kind of gun control Democrats seek to impose.
Democrats and their media allies seem
to assume that National Socialist Germany was fully laissez-faire on firearms.
Germans lined up at Klaus’s Guns and Ammo Supply, with weekly specials on the Sturmgewehr,
the first assault rifle, with a 30-round magazine. Buy now and Klaus will throw
in two extra magazines, a Luger pistol, two cases of bullets, and free access
to shooting ranges and gun shows all over greater Deutschland.
Before the Nazis took power, Halbrook
notes, the liberal Weimar Republic sought to register, regulate and prohibit
firearms. A 1926 order demanded surrender of all firearms and a 1926 Bavarian
law barred Gypsies from owning guns.
A Weimar center-right government
required a license to manufacture, assemble or repair firearms and ammunition
and even to reload cartridges. Trade in arms was prohibited at fairs and
shooting competitions. Germans citizens had no legal right to bear arms or keep
guns in the home.
As Halbrook notes, the Weimar
prohibitions, enforced by the police, only “restricted average citizens who
voluntarily submitted to the state’s rule, so that little room existed for the
development of a single body of armed citizens who supported democracy to play
a dissuasive role against tyranny or extremism.”
When the National Socialist German
Workers Party took power in 1933, they grabbed the registration records of the
Weimar Republic. Nazi official Wilhelm Elfes ruled that weapons belonged only
in the hands of the Reich and the states. In the Nazi view, nobody needed a
firearm for self-defense when the police protected society and sport shooting
and hunting were not a “need,” as determined by the government.
Halbrook shows how the National
Socialists advanced Gleichshaltung, forcing all institutions into a
totalitarian system. They used the Weimar regulations to deny access to
firearms to anyone not an adherent of Nazism. The purge included the Stahlhelm,
a veterans group critical of the Nazi regime, and all “unreliable” types.
German Jews were a particular target even before the infamous Nuremberg
Laws took effect.
In 1896, Albert Flatow won first place
in gymnastic events at the Olympic games. In 1932, Flatow registered three
handguns as required by a decree of the liberal Weimar Republic. On
October 4, 1938, the Nazis arrested the Olympic champion for possession of the
firearms he dutifully registered in 1932. His arrest report stated that “arms
in the hands of Jews are a danger to public safety.”
Feinstein--a fan of Adolph's Agenda
Flatow was turned over to the Gestapo
and died of starvation in Theresienstadt Concentration Camp in December 1942.
For Halbrook, the lesson is obvious.
“A disarmed populace that is taught
that it has no rights other than what the government decrees as positive law is
obviously more susceptible to totalitarian rule and is less able to resist
oppression.” On the other hand, “an armed populace with a political culture of
allowed constitutional and natural rights that they are motivated to fight for
is less likely to fall under the sway of a tyranny.”
That has been the American experience
under the Second Amendment but Democrats find an armed populace a threat to
their predestined social-justice utopia. In effect, those who see any merit in
the America that currently exists, and those who voted for Donald Trump, are
enemies of that utopia. So Democrats seek to disarm such “enemies,” sometimes
under the guise of health and safety concerns.
Thanks to governor Jerry Brown, who
the bill making California a sanctuary state, Californians now face ID and
background checks to purchase ammunition, and the state will create a new
database of ammunition owners. Magazines holding more than 10 rounds are banned
and the state now restricts the loaning of guns, even to close family members.
California senator Dianne Feinstein
spearheads the federal Democrats’ gun-control surge.