FILE - People attending a gun rights rally listen to a speaker at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. Several hundred gathered and spoke against proposed legislation

 

              FILE - People attending a gun rights rally listen to a speaker at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. Several hundred gathered and spoke against proposed legislation
FILE - People attending a gun rights rally listen to a speaker at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. Several hundred gathered and spoke against proposed legislation at both the state and national levels aimed at curbing gun violence. In the months since the Newtown, Conn., school massacre in Dec. 2012, some gun rights supporters have repeatedly compared U.S. gun control efforts to Nazi restrictions on firearms, arguing that limiting weapons ownership could leave Americans defenseless against homegrown tyrants. But some experts say that argument distorts a complex and contrary history. In reality, scholars say, Hitler loosened the tight gun laws that governed Germany after World War I, even as he barred Jews from owning weapons and moved to confiscate them. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)