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View Diary: On Gun Control and Germans (Or, Why the Right is Wrong about Guns and Hitler) (47 comments)

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  •  Defer to real world experience (3+ / 0-)

    I can't really argue against someone's life experience. After all, she was there and I was not. So I concede it's probable that in a lot of cases the de facto law overruled the letter of it.

    While I still adhere to what I've found - that there was no law banning Germans from gun ownership - I think your family member's story does contribute an interesting bit of color and context to what it was like and may imply that just because you could own a gun didn't mean that the Nazi government wanted you to.

    •  It was a totalitarian regime (0+ / 0-)

      They also proclaimed to the world that the Jewish population was being cared for in an environment that made them healthy and happy!

      It was a difficult time for my husband's family, and they were privileged vs. other classes of people in Germany.

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