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Audio: Mark Thornton Explains Nazi Gun Control

Interviewed by host Alan Butler, Mark Thornton discusses gun control in the early days of Nazi Germany.

Gun Control in Nazi Germany

6747Audrey Kline writes in today’s Mises Daily:

There is no shortage of theories or writings related to the rise of the Third Reich and the subsequent Holocaust. Stephen Halbrook’s 2013 book, Gun Control in the Third Reich offers a compelling and important account of the role of gun prohibition in aiding Hitler’s goals of exterminating the Jews and other “enemies of the state.” While much of the early gun prohibition was created with supposedly good intent, Halbrook carefully and meticulously details how a change in political regime facilitated manipulating some well-intentioned gun registration laws and other gun prohibition to be used in inconceivable ways.