Gun control advocates claim historical gun grabs by tyrannical regimes are a “myth”.
This 1918 Communist propaganda poster from the Russian civil war serves as yet another reminder that tyrannical regimes throughout history have always sought to disarm their populations through gun control.
The poster shows Russian citizens turning in their rifles, handguns and even swords as a communist soldier looms over them with the words, “Comrades, turn in your weapons” appearing in front of a hammer and sickle inside a red star.
The text bears a chilling resemblance to Jewish Senator Dianne Feinstein’s infamous “turn em all in” quote from 1995.
Following Alex Jones’ explosive appearance on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight last month, gun control advocates reacted to Jones’ fiery historical defense of the right to bear arms by attempting to dismiss the fact that tyrannical regimes always disarmed their target populations as a myth or a hoax.
The Nazis also changed the gun laws in Germany in the 30’s. German citizens who were not Jewish or Communist, were NOT disarmed, but after the Nuremberg laws were passed, the Jews were no longer considered German citizens, therefore they could not legally own firearms.
A 1920 decree then imposed a minimum six month prison sentence for any non-Communist possessing a weapon. After the civil war, possession became punishable with three months hard labor plus fines. After Stalin came to power, he made possession of unlawful firearms a crime punishable by death.
With Russians almost universally disarmed, Stalin was given free reign to carry out one of history’s most brutal prolonged genocide, with tens of millions of people executed or starved to death in the three decades that followed, a model subsequently mimicked in China and Cambodia.
This poster should remind us that brutal dictatorships have almost always been preceded by widespread gun confiscation, and to allow leftists to claim otherwise in the pursuit of their contemporary political agenda is an insult to the historical record.
H/T – This web page has an excellent and fully sourced list of all the countries where gun control was a precursor to mass genocide.
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