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Communist Propaganda Poster: Comrades, Turn In Your Weapons!

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Gun control advocates claim historical gun grabs by tyrannical regimes are a “myth”

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
February 22, 2013

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.

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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 Senator Dianne Feinstein’s infamous “turn em all in” quote [1] from 1995.

Following Alex Jones’ explosive appearance [2] 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.

Numerous left-wing blogs successfully gamed Google’s search engine results [3] so that when people searched for terms such as ‘Nazi gun control’, they were met with a plethora of articles claiming the historical basis for this connection was a fabrication.

In reality, the Nazis did take existing gun control laws and make them more draconian in order to target their political adversaries. That is a manifestly provable historical fact.

The Nazi Weapons Law of November 11, 1938 [4] prohibited Jews from “acquiring, possessing, and carrying firearms and ammunition, as well as truncheons or stabbing weapons,” and ordered them to turn in all guns and ammunition to local police. As historian William Sheridan Allen noted, the Nazis also began house to house gun confiscations targeting “subversives” shortly after they came to power.

In addition, historians like Israel Guttman [5] have outlined how the Warsaw Ghetto uprising against the Nazis was hampered by the fact that imprisoned Jews did not have access to adequate arsenals of firearms, although their resistance did lead Goebbels to note in his diary: “This just shows what you can expect from Jews if they lay hands on weapons.”

Similarly, as J.E. Simkin and Aaron Zelman document [6] in their book “Gun Control”: Gateway to Tyranny, in October 1918, the Council of People’s Commissars (the Communist government) ordered citizens to surrender all firearms, ammunition, and sabres, having first mandated registration of all weapons six months earlier. Just like the Nazis, Communist Party members were exempt from the ban.

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 [7] has an excellent and fully sourced list of all the countries where gun control was a precursor to mass genocide.


Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Infowars.com [8] and Prison Planet.com [9]. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a host for Infowars Nightly News.

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URLs in this post:

[1] “turn em all in” quote: http://www.infowars.com/video-dianne-feinstein-says-prepare-to-turn-in-your-guns/

[2] Alex Jones’ explosive appearance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWQPZ-taYBs

[3] gamed Google’s search engine results: http://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=281321

[4] Nazi Weapons Law of November 11, 1938: http://jpfo.org/filegen-n-z/NaziLawEnglish.htm

[5] historians like Israel Guttman: http://www.ushmm.org/research/center/publications/details.php?content=1994-01

[6] document: http://www.mercyseat.net/gun_genocide.html#sovietunion

[7] This web page: http://www.mercyseat.net/gun_genocide.html

[8] Infowars.com: http://infowars.com/

[9] Prison Planet.com: http://prisonplanet.com/

[10] Yes, Hitler & Stalin Did Take The Guns: http://www.prisonplanet.com/yes-hitler-stalin-did-take-the-guns.html

[11] Missouri Democrats Introduce Legislation to Confiscate Firearms – Gives Gun Owners 90 Days to Turn in Weapons: http://www.prisonplanet.com/missouri-democrats-introduce-legislation-to-confiscate-firearms-%e2%80%93-gives-gun-owners-90-days-to-turn-in-weapons.html

[12] Equal Opportunity: Bush as Joker Poster for Download: http://www.prisonplanet.com/equal-opportunity-bush-as-joker-poster-for-download.html

[13] Trayvon Protests Organized by Communist Who Praised Stalin & Mao: http://www.prisonplanet.com/trayvon-protests-organized-by-communist-who-praised-stalin-mao.html

[14] Obama Joker Poster Greets Barry Soetoro In Santiago As Chileans Protest: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-joker-poster-greets-barry-soetoro-in-santiago-as-chileans-protest.html

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