‘Looks Like Weimar Germany’: The Viral Photo Out of Connecticut That’s Giving Some Gun Owners Chills

‘Looks Like Weimar Germany’: The Viral Photo Out of Connecticut That’s Giving Some Gun Owners Chills (The Blaze, Dec 31, 2013):

A now-viral photo showing a long line of Connecticut residents waiting to register their guns and ammo is circulating across the Internet — and it’s sending chills down the backs of some gun owners.


Connecticut gun owners are rushing to register certain firearms and ammunition that will be considered illegal contraband in the new year.

Under a wide-ranging gun control law passed after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, they have until Tuesday to submit the paperwork with the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.

“Holy crap. Looks like Weimar Germany,” Twitter user @votermom said of the photo.

“Another disgusting picture from Connecticut . . .men waiting in line to register guns with the government,” user @chipwoods commented.

“First, they came for the guns,” @PaulRReyes added.

“Life is too short to live in a state that does this to its residents,” Twitter user @lancemfisher declared.

And there are plenty more comments where that came from.

State police say they’ve had people lining up early in the morning to turn in applications to keep high-capacity magazines that hold more than 10 rounds and guns considered assault weapons under the new law.

While the Connecticut Citizens Defense League believes the law is unconstitutional, it has been reminding gun owners of the deadline to make sure they don’t become felons on Jan. 1.

1 thought on “‘Looks Like Weimar Germany’: The Viral Photo Out of Connecticut That’s Giving Some Gun Owners Chills”

  1. There was nothing wrong with Weimar Germany. The Weimar Republic was a fairly good time in Germany’s history and was introduced to replace the imperial form of government that was in power before WW1. It was a decent representation of western liberal democracy. The Weimar Republic is what fell when the Nazi’s took over so representing it as if it was a bad thing is ignorant. Secondly the overuse of Nazi related hyperbole gets remarkably old and reflects a profound ignorance. Ignorance of history and logical discourse. After WW1 The United States and the allies instituted some of the most stringent gun control laws upon Germany. This was one of the prime insults that Hitler and the Nazis spoke of and used to rally support. We took their ability to defend themselves. The Nazis were not pro gun control except for the Jews and that certainly shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. They were very much pro gun in regards to other Germans as long as they weren’t Homosexual, a gypsy, a socialist, or mentally handicapped. Our very own country has passed laws that prohibit certain races from owning firearms. When you use this Nazi rhetoric to bolster your pro gun position you are arguing from a position of weakness. I am just about as extreme as an individual can be regarding gun rights but I will never make Nazi comparisons in order to support my position. The position can be supported with sound arguments without the use of sophistry.


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