Hitler took away their guns.
There is no such thing in Germany even to this day of a “Right To Own a Gun”. That means among a great many other bad things that no one in Germany has a Right To Their Life. The Right to one’s life requires a right to self-defense as the “#BlackLivesMatter” people recently found out. No gun, -no means of self defense, -no black lives.
One problem with a Right To A Gun for self-defense is that it gives every murderer, rapist and bandit a similar Right. The reason that’s good is there are far more good people than evil ones. Good always defeats evil because of that fact. Of course you could be dead if someone else disrespects your Right. The police are supposed to protect you but as we all know, that’s problematic. There’s not always a police officer around to protect you when you are being harmed. In addition, in a very small number of cases, some rogue police officer abuses their authority and someone gets killed.
The theory that police are supposed to protect us is good but on occasion it needs some help. Enter an armed citizen. In the case of Germany in November 10,1938, the police assisted or just stood by as thousands of Jews were persecuted, oppressed and murdered. The extent of the Holocaust was known before the end of the war but it wasn’t widely known until after America defeated NAZI Germany.
But the disarming of the Jews still isn’t widely known today. The countless books on the Third Reich and the Holocaust fail even to mention the laws restricting firearms ownership, which rendered political opponents and Jews defenseless. A skeptic could surmise that a better-armed populace might have made no difference, but the National Socialist regime certainly did not think so—it ruthlessly suppressed firearm ownership by the Jews in Germany. Why is it still almost a secret that the Jews in Germany as well as in Poland, France and the other occupied countries had their pistols and rifles confiscated?
Liberals want to disarm America and if the dangers to the Jews of Germany were better known the gun grabbing of the Liberals would meet stiffer opposition.
See: Gun Control in the Third Reich by Stephen P. Holbrook