Last week Wolfgang Pester stated that Germany did not disarm citizens. This is a blatant falsehood. While the firearms act of 1938 actually made ownership easier for some, on Nov. 11, 1938, a regulation entitled “Regulations Against Jews’ Possession of Weapons” was enacted. Paramount to that regulation is:
“Jews are prohibited from acquiring, possessing and carrying firearms and ammunition, as well as truncheons or stabbing weapons. Those now possessing weapons and ammunition are at once to turn them over to the local police authority.”
It is also of note that this regulation was enacted 20 years to the day after the signing of the Armistice ending World War I.