Uganda (1971-1979) - 300,000 Christians and rivals of Idi Amin murdered
7. Cambodia (1975-1979) - 1 million persons murdered
In every case, before the wholesale slaughter began, at least one "gun control" law was on the book, says Zelman. In recent cases of US armed intervention, in which citizens were murdered in their own countries, Haiti had a "gun control" law (December 22, 1922, amended October 1, 1980) and so did Bosnia, when it was part of the former Yugoslavia (September 17, 1964).
The cynical arms embargo against the Bosnian Muslims, by the way, prevented people from defending themselves against Bosnian Serb so-called "ethnic cleansing."
NAZI PARALLELS WITH AMERICAN GUN CONTROL LAWS
In a fascinating book called "Gun Control: Gateway To Tyranny," authors Jay Simkin and Aaron Zelman show that the Nazi Weapons Law (March 18, 1938) is the source of the US Gun Control Act of 1968.
In the book, the official German text of the Nazi law is presented side-by-side with its American counterpart. A section-by-section comparison with the American Gun Control Act of 1968 shows the undeniable lineage. Thus America's draconian gun control laws remain one of Hitler's lasting legacies.
According to the authors, the Nazi Weapons Law of 1938 replaced a Law on Firearms and Ammunition (April 13, 1928). The 1928 law was enacted by the German Government to curb so-called "gang activity," violent street battles between Nazi and Communist thugs.
Sound familiar? In America, "gang activity" has also been used as a pretext by strident anti-gunners.
"Gun control did not save democracy in Germany," says Zelman. "It helped to make sure that the toughest criminals, the Nazis, prevailed. Then, when the Nazis inherited the lists of firearms and their owners in March, 1933, they used these registration lists to seize privately-held firearms from persons who were 'unreliable.'
"In 1938, five years after taking power, the Nazis enhanced the 1928 law with the Nazi Weapons Law which introduced handgun control. Firearms ownership was restricted to Nazi party members and other reliables, while Jews were barred altogether." Conclusion? A disarmed population can be slaughtered much more efficiently.
NRA MAINTAINS STATUS QUO
Controlled opposition groups like the National Rifle Association (NRA) have done little to stop the march of totalitarian-style gun control.
"We [JPFO] are very different from the NRA. We believe that gun control should be destroyed," says Zelman in a recent taped interview. "We view gun control as a cancer, a cancer that will destroy the guardian of the Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights.
"The National Rifle Association pooh-poohs the idea of destroying gun control. They look for ways to compromise and work within the system. In doing so, they keep gun control alive.
"The Gun Owners of America differs from JPFO in that they do a wonderful job of aggressively lobbying politicians, and they use a lot of our material. So we heartily endorse the GOA."
THOSE REBELLIOUS CANADIANS
Even the traditionally milquetoast Canadians have recently looked back in anger at gun control laws. On December 1, 1998, a law went into effect requiring three million gun owners to register their estimated seven million rifles and handguns.
Gun owners, exempt from previous registration, refused and have even taken to the streets in protest. "Canadians should get upset," contends Zelman, "because of 'home invasions' where brazen armed criminals barge right in during daylight. The suspected victims are unarmed, so they [armed robbers] can just march right in there. I don't know how far the Canadian people are going to go with their disgust, but fortunately there is a growing number of people who are voicing their opposition."
Gun control laws did nothing to prevent a 14-year-old student from opening fire and killing a 17-year-old classmate in an Alberta high school, or a former Ottawa transit worker who went postal killing four, then shooting himself to death.
The Canadian constitution, by the way, does not include the right to bear arms.
HANDGUN CONTROL'S SPOOKY HISTORY
Rumors persist that the anti-gun lobby, Handgun Control Inc., headed by Sarah Brady, is a CIA front. "I don't think it's a CIA front," says Zelman. "The facts are that Edwin Wells, who worked with the CIA until he retired, actually helped fund Gun Control Inc. He helped Pete Shields get Handgun Control Inc. off the ground and running. "It's interesting that Pete Shields started Handgun Control Inc. when one of his sons was murdered in what was known as the 'Zebra Slayings' in San Francisco. Conveniently enough, when Mr. Wells held dinners in his Georgetown home and invited people in to raise money, he learned about Pete Shields' pet project.
"Bill Casey, former director of the CIA, was also a promoter of Handgun Control. These people always talked about how they found out how dangerous handguns were in the hands of civilians. Civilians could kill those who were coming to kill them. And they didn't like that.
"The whole anti-gun movement, the whole anti-freedom movement has very murky beginnings," suggests Zelman. "But it shouldn't surprise anybody. During World War II, before the CIA was organized, the OSS [CIA's predecessor] brought in all of the Nazis. This has been documented in a number of books, like [Christopher Simpson's] Blowback."
Other books which deal extensively with the subject from a scholarly perspective include the "Belarus Secre"t by John Loftus (1989) and the "Paperclip Conspiracy: The Hunt for Nazi Scientists" by Tom Bower (1987).
"A lot of these people moved into the CIA, so why shouldn't we have Nazi gun control laws in America?" Zelman asks rhetorically.
AGENDA OF THE TYRANT WANNABES
So was the Columbine massacre a gun-control-agenda-forwarding event? "The timing of this was most curious," says Zelman. "If you look at Charlie Schumer and what he's doing, it's as if they were waiting. They were totally prepared. I think they had the legislation waiting for an incident, and they were prepared to bring it out as soon as the incident happened. And that's what they did. The timing was perfect. And they furthered their agenda. I think what's curious [is] how we see so frequently that these individuals who commit these heinous crimes so conveniently commit suicide. Or they're conveniently killed by somebody to make it look like it's suicide." It's almost like watching a non-stop replay of the Lone Nut Theory - year after year, decade after decade.
Instead of examining the role of illicit mind control experiments and powerful psychoactive drugs like Ritalin and Prozac, the Big Media Cartel promotes the unilateral disarmament of law-abiding American people.
NEVER AGAIN? DON'T HOLD YOUR BREATH
Aaron Zelman has a lot of work ahead - especially in the current media environment.
"We published a booklet called 'Gun Control Is Racist,'" says Zelman, "It explains to people the history of why we even have gun control in America. It all started two hundred years ago with racism."
"The racist gun control laws were designed to make sure that a black person would have to have a permit to have a firearm, would have to pay a tax, would have to be registered and licensed. And that's the same kind of gun control laws they want to implement for everyone.
"JPFO is unique among pro-firearm ownership organizations. After all, no one can label JPFO as 'anti-Semitic.' As a result, JPFO confronts Jewish politicians and organizations who urge disarmament of law-abiding Americans. And JPFO also exposes non-Jewish gun prohibitionists like Sarah Brady whose falsehoods erode the Constitution's protections that are most vital to Jews and other minorities."
JPFO's best selling posters and T-shirts make the point very clear. There's a picture of Hitler with a Cheshire cat grin. His right hand is extended in the sieg heil salute. The caption says, "All those in favor of gun control, raise your right hand."