The Statist Quo
The Statist Quo
Mar 26, 2020
History of US Gun Control (Part 3)
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In our next installment on the history of American gun control, we humbly present to you a unique take on the Gun Control Act of 1968, the law that established everybody’s favorite government overreach, the Federal Firearms Licensee system!

Many people on both sides of the debate invoke Hitler, just like any other issue. The pro-gunners often comment on the Nazis disarmament schemes, and they’re partially correct. But the legacy of Nazi gun-grabbing lives on in United States Code today, in the Gun Control Act of 1968.  It’s not well known that there’s a striking similarity in the text of that law, the Weimar Germany gun laws of the 1920s and the 1938 Nazi firearms law passed by Hitler’s Reichstag. And to top it all off, the GCA’s principal sponsor, Sen. Thomas Dodd, owned a German copy of the Nazi law and had the Library of Congress translate it in 1968, while drafting his own version that became the GCA!!

We go over this disturbing fact and the political context that spawned the crises of the 1960s that the Feds exploited to carve out more red tape for your privileges....ahem, I mean rights. 



The Harcourt Article we reference



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