AmyDB Wrote:
Feb 16, 2013 1:44 PM
After coming to power in 1938, the Nazis extended the German Weapons Act, an oppressive and brutally enforced regulation on gun ownership which required Germans to go through an extended bureaucratic process in order to obtain a defensive weapon. The Act gave the Nazis the right to arbitrarily prevent citizens from purchasing guns and ammunition. The most important restriction was the one that banned Jews from owning firearms. This had the effect of leaving the Jewish people completely helpless and defenseless.