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"Gun Control in the Third Reich is a provocative book on what is surely the 'worst case scenario' in the history of gun control and an illuminating meditation on the role that the disarming of the Jews played in the Holocaust." —Jonathan Kirsch, author, The Short, Strange Life of Herschel Grynszpan
"What good would private arms do against a totalitarian state? That won't remain an unanswerable rhetorical challenge for readers of Stephen Halbrook's calm, detailed scholarly book, Gun Control in the Third Reich. As Halbrook shows, Nazi leaders went to great lengths to extend the gun control laws they inherited from the Weimar Republic. They were obsessed with disarming Jews and other designated public enemies. Potential resistance was not only physically disabled. It was morally and psychologically disarmed. Evil then became irresistible in Germany, not because it was fueled by fanaticism but because shielded by fatalism." —Jeremy A. Rabkin, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law
"Even a defense with small arms against a tyrannical regime, if known, can galvanize public opinion which is the ultimate source of all political authority. That is why, as Halbrook authoritatively shows in Gun Control in the Third Reich, the Nazis-despite their massive military force-went out of their way to confiscate even small caliber weapons in Germany." —Donald W. Livingston, Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, Emory University
"'The devil is in the details' as the British note. Stephen Halbrook's excellent and deeply researched book, Gun Control in the Third Reich, has revealed the anticipation of Nazi gun control techniques in Weimar attempts to control incipient civil war between Nazis and Communists [...] History does indeed provide important lessons for contemporary debates and Halbrook's important research should inform our contemporary debate on gun control." —Steven B. Bowman, Professor of Judaic Studies, University of Cincinnati; Miles Lerner Fellow, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum; whose books include Jewish Resistance in Wartime Greece, The Holocaust in Salonika, The Agony of Greek Jews 1940-1945, and The Straits of Hell: The Chronicle of a Salonikan Jew in the Nazi Extermination Camps Auschwitz, Mauthausen, Melk, Ebensee
"For Jews left trembling in their homes, powerless to defend against Nazi Stormtroopers, the right to possess a gun took on special meaning in the 1940's. In Stephen Halbrook's extraordinary book, Gun Control in the Third Reich, the consequence of disarming a population making them vulnerable to imprisonment and annihilation is told with frightening detail. It is a history with poignancy. With gun controllers in our midst today, who either do not understand the Second Amendment or choose to redefine it for their own ends, it would serve them well to read and digest the powerful arguments in this pathbreaking book." —Herbert I. London, President, London Center for Policy Research; former President, Hudson Institute
"With Gun Control in the Third Reich, Stephen Halbrook has written an important and disturbing book. It provides a timely reminder that self defense and the right to bear arms are fundamental human rights." —Robert J. Cottrol, Professor of Law, History, and Sociology and Harold Paul Green Research Professor of Law, George Washington University
Factual, informative, and just plain scary when we look at our world today. Takes the emotion out of the discussion. We have no excuses for what befalls us now..... Read morePublished 5 days ago by G. William III
Read this and see the parallels with the current administration and anti=gun puppetsPublished 25 days ago by Tom Evans
Very informative...and depressing, the gun-grabbers must have read it, history is trying to repeat itself!Published 1 month ago by bombshelterbob
Excellent book. The USA is following in Germany's footsteps.Published 2 months ago by Raymond Michael Borland
This is an extremely well documented and informative book. It is one every American should read.
consireing the present day climate in America, especially the media, it is a... Read more
If you are an NRA member you already know the fact explained in the book. It's just an OK historical read. JMCPublished 3 months ago by Captain Cole
Every American should understand the dangers of government gun registration, as it will most inevitably eventually lead to gun confiscation. Learn from historyPublished 3 months ago by Michael R Larsen