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Germany initiates gun registry, to barely a peep
The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, January 19, 2013 | Michael Birnbaum

Posted on 01/19/2013 5:22:56 PM PST by MinorityRepublican

Imagine a vast registry that details every legal gun owner in the country, along with information about all of their firearms.

Now imagine the gun lobby not making a fuss about it.

That’s what has happened in Germany, where a new gun database went into service at the beginning of the year.

Until recently, some records were kept on index cards across what used to be 551 separate local registries. Now, law enforcement officials can sit down at their computers and scroll through lists of owners and their guns in seconds.

Hunting is popular in Germany, and gun manufacturers are plentiful and powerful. But the push toward increased regulation and oversight, spurred by a string of school shootings in recent years, has come with little opposition from gun groups. Many gun advocates say that if cars can be registered and regulated, so can weapons.

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TOPICS: Germany; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; germany; globalists; nwo; registration; tracking; un
The Washington Post is stupid enough to mention Germany!
1 posted on 01/19/2013 5:23:00 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: Admin Moderator
Correct link
2 posted on 01/19/2013 5:25:00 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

Ach du lieber, Augustin.


3 posted on 01/19/2013 5:26:19 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Would that be the same peep not heard in the 1930s?


4 posted on 01/19/2013 5:26:19 PM PST by doc1019
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To: MinorityRepublican
Now imagine the gun lobby not making a fuss about it.

Now imagine a country who inflicted Nazis upon the world not understanding basic unalienable rights.

WashPo jackasses.

5 posted on 01/19/2013 5:27:20 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: MinorityRepublican

And how did that work for Germany the last time they did a gun registry?


6 posted on 01/19/2013 5:31:21 PM PST by Azeem (There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury and ammo.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

What’s that got to do with the oppressive regime here?

Hitler had vast help from his propaganda machine / worshipped by media and intelligentia (just like it here) too.

You media hacks all wish we could just submit without a peep.


7 posted on 01/19/2013 5:32:56 PM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Didn’t they “initiate” a death camp and genocide program a few years back, to barely a peep? Is that something we want to emulate, presstitutes?


8 posted on 01/19/2013 5:33:21 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: MinorityRepublican
The last time Germany did this, it didn’t turn out very well.
9 posted on 01/19/2013 5:34:08 PM PST by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: DJ Taylor

For the entire world.


10 posted on 01/19/2013 5:35:33 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I especially liked the part about the police being able to “drop” by and check that the registered guns are secured as demanded by law.

Well...maybe “like” isn’t the right word.


11 posted on 01/19/2013 5:36:00 PM PST by berdie
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To: Sir Napsalot
"What’s that got to do with the oppressive regime here?"

More than you might think.

An historic parallel exists between the ongoing American Communist Revolution and the German Communist Revolution circa 1919-1930 when a third of Germany aligned with the German Communist Party (KPD), a third aligned with the National Socialist Party (NAZI), and the other third of the German population couldn’t see any difference between the two Socialist adversaries and stayed out of it.

That is until Adolph Hitler, leading the National Socialist Party (NAZI), noticed that the Jewish minority population had aligned themselves with the German Communist Party (KPD). When Hitler brought this to the German people’s attention, it unified the German majority as their inherent racism identified the Jews/Communists as a threat, and turned their Civil War into a Race War.

And we all know where that one ultimately went.

12 posted on 01/19/2013 5:49:04 PM PST by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I thought this was a historical article at first.


13 posted on 01/19/2013 5:53:26 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I thought this was a historical article at first.


14 posted on 01/19/2013 5:53:32 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

What’s next? A Wapo article on how little gun crime there is in Cuba and China?


15 posted on 01/19/2013 6:03:49 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: Azeem

Oh, there won’t be a repeat of what happened after the last gun registration in the 30s.

We have become more benign and enlightened. We are now members of the EU and that makes us more humanitarian.

You notice that there are no brownshirts this time?


16 posted on 01/19/2013 6:05:54 PM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

The Washington Post citizens of our Global Village may advocate for one world government, but they seem not to realize that it’s not here yet. Our country (the United States, in case the WaPo writers forgot) has a Second Amendment that guarantees and protects our God-given right to keep and bear arms. Germany, as some of my Jewish relatives learned to their horror, has no such legal protection for that human right. Thank God our Founding Fathers had the foresight to put that protection into the “Supreme Law of the Land”.


17 posted on 01/19/2013 6:21:24 PM PST by Pollster1
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To: MinorityRepublican
Actually, Germany has had a gun registry ever since the occupying forces (US) begin allowing gun ownership after the “problems” encountered from the previous gun ownership “restrictions” already mentioned in the comments. All they are doing now is computerizing it. Is the WAPO and Birnbaum so stupid that couldn't find any of this, or are they so into the Obama cool aid that they just didn't try. I don't know which is worse.
18 posted on 01/19/2013 6:25:37 PM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Hitler did this too just before he started his genocide.


19 posted on 01/19/2013 6:38:59 PM PST by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I once attended a speech by Jack Kemp where he described the differences between the US and Germany.

Germany, he said, could lower the speed limit to 55mph (or its rough metric equivalent) on the Autobahn and Germans would immediately fall in line and obey it. Then vote every elected official who supported it out of office the next election.

In the US, Americans wouldn’t vote the supporters out, but rather would pretty much ignore the speed limit and even go so far as employing tricks and technology (radar detectors) to avoid being caught.


20 posted on 01/19/2013 6:47:29 PM PST by tanknetter
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To: All

“Germany initiates gun registry”

Again?


21 posted on 01/19/2013 6:54:01 PM PST by Rodney Dangerfield ("Don't ya just hate waiting in line at the Post Office? - Just wait until ObamaCare is implemented.")
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To: MinorityRepublican

Europeans are sheep.

I have had many discussions with Brits and Germans.

They do not understand the concept of freedom.

They honestly believe they are free.

In Europe everything is either required or prohibited.


22 posted on 01/19/2013 7:00:00 PM PST by kennyboy509 ( Ha! I kill me!!!)
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To: MinorityRepublican
Wapo wants us to be like the Krauts.

Isn't that special?

23 posted on 01/19/2013 7:03:01 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: 353FMG

“You notice that there are no brownshirts this time?”

This time, most of Europe will also be disarmed and the brownshirts will wear blue helmets. And the Jews are going to shoot back.


24 posted on 01/19/2013 7:09:05 PM PST by Azeem (There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury and ammo.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Germany- the land of liberty...not. No people on earth have ever submitted to authority more slavishly, save the Russians or the Chinese.


25 posted on 01/19/2013 7:32:11 PM PST by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I’m actually surprised a bit by this article. I mean, yes, the tone is that gun owners in the US should be more like Germans and meekly go along with a gun registry. That’s no surprise of course.

But the last line in the article actually voices a common (and absolutely true) point made by opponents, that a registration will just make it easier for the government to eventually confiscate.

Usually ‘journalists’ end articles like this by giving the last word to the liberals point of view.


26 posted on 01/19/2013 8:23:14 PM PST by Aetius
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To: MinorityRepublican
It worked so well for Germany the last time.


27 posted on 01/19/2013 9:26:09 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: MinorityRepublican

A lot of Germans are not registering their weapons at all. That is a fact.


28 posted on 01/19/2013 9:48:13 PM PST by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: Travis McGee
I have hadhas this movie for a while but had never watched it until yesterday very disturbing. In the beginning of the movie where it had the Jewish people registering their names on a list it actually made me think of the gun registration
that Obama is requesting. I am very afraid of Obama and I really do think he wants to kill people I am just not sure who he would start with though.
29 posted on 01/19/2013 11:51:43 PM PST by funfan
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To: funfan
I am very afraid of Obama and I really do think he wants to kill people I am just not sure who he would start with though

Mostly the old people who are going to die soon anyway and "unwanted" children who somehow manage to live through an abortion.

30 posted on 01/20/2013 4:52:10 AM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: vbmoneyspender
"What’s next? A Wapo article on how little gun crime there is in Cuba and China?"


31 posted on 01/20/2013 5:01:15 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: vbmoneyspender
What’s next? A Wapo article on how little gun crime there is in Cuba and China?

This is another liberal tactic....confuse the issue.

Firearms are not used in the vast majority of violent crimes. But by comparing the number of violent crimes committed with guns, the numbers make it look like we have a serious problem.

The truth is that violent crime rates in Germany are far higher than they are in the US.....they just don't use firearms as frequently.

In Chicago, there are 500 deaths by firearms, but over 10,000 violent crimes total.

Don't let the issue be clouded.

32 posted on 01/20/2013 5:31:30 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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