Gun Rights Activist Gerry Emery Suspended From Facebook Over Holocaust Post

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Gun rights activist Gerry Emery was recently suspend from Facebook and his fan page was banned after he posted a message titled “Connecticut’s Gun Ban Is Worse Than Hitler’s Gun Ban.”

According to Facebook, the image he posted was not in step with Facebook Community Standards, and would therefore be removed.

In a message to the gun rights activist, Facebook wrote:

“You’re temporarily blocked from posting. This temporary block will last 30 days and you won’t be able to post on Facebook until it’s finished. You’re repeatedly posted things that aren’t allowed on Facebook. Read the Facebook Community Standards to learn what kinds of posts aren’t allowed.”

Here is an excerpt from the post that had Gerry Emery’s Facebook page banned:

“Connecticut’s Gun Ban Is Worse Than Hitler’s Gun Ban: Recently, 100,000 state residents who went to bed as law-abiding citizens and woke up a felon facing prison time. Connecticut Governor Malloy continues to pressure the 100,000 Connecticut residents who have refused to register their guns, to do so, or face forced gun confiscation at their homes. Why is Malloy still Governor? Why aren’t these people recalling this sorry excuse for a governor who obviously holds the Second Amendment in such disdain? How quickly we forget the lessons of history. If we ever allow government to subvert the second amendment, we very well could be witnessing a prelude to an American genocide. There is nothing as dangerous to a totalitarian regime as an educated and well-armed populace.”

Along with that post was the following image:Gun Rights Activist Gerry Emery Suspended From Facebook Over Holocaust Post image Gun Rights Activist Banned from Facebook
Emery was specifically referring to the Nazi Weapons Act of 1938. In addressing that law the now banned Facebook post read:

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“Frighteningly, American gun control legislation is imitating Hitler’s Nazi Germany gun control legislation. Consider the key provisions of the Nazi Weapons Act of 1938 and compare it with the Connecticut gun ban. The parallels of both the provisions and the legal language are eerily similar and in some cases the Connecticut ban is worse that anything Hitler implemented. The lesson of the 20th Century genocides can no longer be dismissed as something that could never happen in America. The logic of personal self-defense should be hitting home as our country plunges deeper into the depths of fascist totalitarian control; e.g., Patriot Acts 1&2, the NDAA, Executive Order 13603, the multitude of spying bills which allow for the spying on American citizens who are engaged in ordinary activities.”

Truth be told, many historians have long noted that gun ownership by the Jews during World War II would have likely done very little good. Omer Bartov, a historian at Brown University who studies the Third Reich, explained to Salon “Just imagine the Jews of Germany exercising the right to bear arms and fighting the SA, SS and the Wehrmacht. The [Russian] Red Army lost 7 million men fighting the Wehrmacht, despite its tanks and planes and artillery. The Jews with pistols and shotguns would have done better?”

University of Chicago law professor Bernard Harcourt also notes that Hitler’s regime actually removed many gun controls that were in place before the Nazi party took full control. In fact, almost all citizens other than Jews were given almost deregulated control of their weapons ownership. The problem with Hitler’s gun laws were that they targeted only one group of people.  According to Harcourt, “The 1938 revisions completely deregulated the acquisition and transfer of rifles and shotguns, as well as ammunition.”

Essentially the Hitler gun control laws of 1938 are almost nothing like Connecticut gun control laws, in that Hitler’s law almost completely deregulate gun buying options for the people his regime considered to be lawful citizens.


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