11: History Of Gun Control In Genocides – Jeff Kelman

11: History Of Gun Control In Genocides – Jeff Kelman

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We are living with Nazi gun laws in the United States

Today’s guest is Jeff Kelman, who is writing his master’s thesis at Gratz College on the role of guns in the holocaust and other genocides. We delve into the strongest argument for the right to bear arms and the undeniable evil of the state using asymmetric armament to slaughter millions of civilians. There’s a saying, “Those who forget history are condemned to repeat it. Jeff’s scholarship provides the historical facts and rigorous analysis to remember the past to prevent future genocides.


  • How the Gun Control Act of 1968 was based on the German Weimer Republic Gun Control Act of 1928
  • Why registration and subjective licensing are the key starting points for gun control laws that preceded numerous genocides. And how they lead to armament asymmetry
  • How governments seize the wealth of their citizens to fund their violence and how bitcoin offers protection against that theft
  • Historical summary of the Armenian, Khmer Rouge, Rwandan, and Chinese genocides, and the gun control acts preceding them
  • How 3D printed guns might reduce the risk of gun confiscation because 3D guns aren’t registered
  • We compare current how US red flag laws compare to similar ones in Nazi Germany and Communist Russia, and how they’re used to disarm members of oppositional political groups