2005-04-05 19:20:15 UTC
"Where does your synagogue or Jewish community group stand?"
Lining up on this side [picture of a gun with "What part of 'Never
Again' don't you understand?"]:
Warsaw resistance fighters of 1943
Israeli Defense Force (IDF)
Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership
Lining up on this side [picture of a Nazi saying "Juden raus!"]:
Union of American Hebrew Congregations (Eric Yoffie at the Million
American Jewish Congress
Has your synagogue or community group joined the Million Mom March and
Handgun Control Inc. in supporting common-sense gun laws like this one?
Regulations Against Jews' Possession of Weapons 11 November 1938
With a basis in §31 of the Weapons Law of 18 March 1938
(Reichsgesetzblatt I, p.265), Article III of the Law on the
Reunification of Austria with Germany of 13
March 1938 (Reichsgesetzblatt I, p. 237), and §9 of the Führer and
Chancellor's decree on the administration of the Sudeten-German
districts of 1 October 1938 (Reichsgesetzblatt I, p 1331) are the
§1 Jews (§5 of the First Regulations of the German Citizenship Law of 14
November 1935, Reichsgesetzblatt I, p. 1333) 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.
§2 Firearms and ammunition found in a Jew's possession will be forfeited
to the government without compensation.
§3 The Minister of the Interior may make exceptions to the Prohibition
in §1 for Jews who are foreign nationals. He can entrust other
authorities with this power.
§4 Whoever willfully or negligently violates the provisions of §1 will
be punished with imprisonment and a fine. In especially severe cases of
deliberate violations, the punishment is imprisonment in a penitentiary
for up to five years.
§5 For the implementation of this regulation, the Minister of the
Interior waives the necessary legal and administrative provisions.
§6 This regulation is valid in the state of Austria and in the
Berlin, 11 November 1938 Minister of the