ed note–there are several reasons for Judaists (my new term, in line with the JMSM’s use of the term ‘Islamists’ when referring to Islamic terrorists) taking this line of reasoning–
1. Hitler DID NOT ‘confiscate guns’. This is an old urban myth (lie) at one time in use in order to propagandize the right wing in America against Hitler and thus in never discovering WHY Hitler and National Socialist Germany was so opposed to Jewish Bolshevism next door in Russia.
2. As far as Judaists are concerned, the Holocaust is a deity of sorts, where NOTHING can be used in comparison to it.
The Anti-Defamation League called on conservatives to keep Nazi analogies out of the gun control debate.
“The idea that supporters of gun control are doing something akin to what Hitler’s Germany did to strip citizens of guns in the run-up to the Second World War is historically inaccurate and offensive, especially to Holocaust survivors and their families,” Abraham Foxman, ADL’s national director, said Thursday in a statement.
The statement cited the proliferation of such arguments among gun control opponents in the wake of calls for greater gun controls after last month’s massacre of first graders in Connecticut by a lone gunman.
The Drudge Report headlined the White House’s announcement of such proposals with mug shots of Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin and an array of conservative pundits have claimed that the Holocaust would not have been inevitable had Jews been able to bear arms.
The instances in which Jews managed to obtain arms, as they did in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943, were symbolically important but would not have headed off the Nazi machine, the ADL said.
“Gun control did not cause the Holocaust,” it said. “Nazism and anti-Semitism did.”