Saw this bumper sticker yesterday:
“This year will go down in history. For the first time a civilized nation has full gun registration! Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!
— Adolf Hitler, 1935”
I researched it to verify Hitler said it.
No; he didn’t, or, if he did, it was never documented anywhere. Like other alt news or fake news (see Pizzagate and Jade Helm 15), there are a lot of words generating smoke and fear, but very little truth.
The NRA and gun proponents want you to believe that gun control helped the Nazi Party rise to power.
No; it didn’t.
The Weimar Republic proceeding the Nazi rise had stricter gun control; but the idea that if people had guns, they would have resisted is absurd, as Hitler had high popular support.
Alex Seitz-Wald at Salon had an article that provides an insightful summary.