On Feb. 27, 1933, a Communist nutcase named Marinus Van Der Lubbe, 24, from Holland with the help of Hitler’s S.A. brownshirts burned down Germany’s Reichstad, fueling anti-communist hysteria in Germany.
Hitler, then chancellor of Germany, used this as an excuse to disarm the general population and complete his takeover of Germany and impose a dictatorship run by him and his Nazi followers, which ended 12 years later with the death of 6 million Jews and nearly 54 million others worldwide.
Now President Barack Obama has his “Reichstad,” in the form of Sandy Hook, and wants to use it as an excuse to begin restricting millions of honest, law-abiding, legitimate gun owners from owning semiautomatic guns and impose more of his left-wing will on America.
The Soviet Union under Stalin had gun control and then he killed 20 million of his own people. Communist China has gun control and Mao Tse Tung killed millions of his own people. Cambodia’s Pol Pot had gun control and he killed millions of his own people. North Korea has gun control, and who knows how many they have murdered. Australia banned guns 20 years ago after a school shooting and the crime rate jumped 20 percent almost overnight.
Four cities with the highest murder rates in the U.S. also have the strictest gun control laws on the books: Detroit, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Oakland. Guns are not the problem, mentally ill people are, violent criminals are, drug dealers are.
Of course the Democrats have always been more than a little hypocritical about gun control. Twenty-five years ago, Diane Feinstein was pushing for stricter gun control laws in California while at the same time it was discovered that she routinely carried a pistol in her purse!