In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
I cannot find any 1929 law that would establish gun control in Soviet Russia.
In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
You think the genocide happened because people living in the mountains of eastern Turkey couldn't buy guns because of a law enforced by the government in Ankara?
Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.
The 1938 law was a liberalisation of existing gun control laws.
Also note that the Nazi party was VERY popular among the gun-owning militia types. That was one the reasons they liberalised gun control laws.
"On August 7, 1920, the German government enacted a second gun-regulation law called the Law on the Disarmament of the People. It put into effect the provisions of the Versailles Treaty in regard to the limit on military-type weapons.
In 1928, the German government enacted the Law on Firearms and Ammunition. This law relaxed gun restrictions and put into effect a strict firearm licensing scheme. Under this scheme, Germans could possess firearms, but they were required to have separate permits to do the following: own or sell firearms, carry firearms (including handguns), manufacture firearms, and professionally deal in firearms and ammunition. This law explicitly revoked the 1919 Regulations on Weapons Ownership, which had banned all firearms possession."
"The 1938 German Weapons Act, the precursor of the current weapons law, superseded the 1928 law. As under the 1928 law, citizens were required to have a permit to carry a firearm and a separate permit to acquire a firearm. Furthermore, the law restricted ownership of firearms to "...persons whose Trustworthiness is not in question and who can show a need for a (gun) permit." Under the new law:
Gun restriction laws applied only to handguns, not to long guns or ammunition. Writes Prof. Bernard Harcourt of the University of Chicago, "The 1938 revisions completely deregulated the acquisition and transfer of rifles and shotguns, as well as ammunition."
The groups of people who were exempt from the acquisition permit requirement expanded. Holders of annual hunting permits, government workers, and Nazi party members were no longer subject to gun ownership restrictions. Prior to the 1938 law, only officials of the central government, the states, and employees of the German Reichsbahn Railways were exempted.
The age at which persons could own guns was lowered from 20 to 18.
The firearms carry permit was valid for three years instead of one year.
Jews were forbidden from the manufacturing of firearms and ammunition."
The 1938 law did not establish or tighten gun control. Apart from the point about Jews, it merely liberalised the existing harsher law at the request of the gun lobby, which in Germany were a bunch of Nazi sympathisers.
The so-called Freikorps had been established after World War 1 to circumvent restrictions on the German military. Guess which kind of people made of the Freekorps?
China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Your date of 1935 marks the first year of Japan's war against China, which was then ruled by the nationalists under Chianh Kai-Tsheck (sp?), a general who took over running the country from the then-dead Sun Yat-Sen (again sp?).
In any way, your period of strict gun control and dissidents "unable to defend themselves" happens to be the time the communist revolution succeeded in China (the nationalists left in 1949 for Taiwin, which they reclaimed from the Japanese during the war).
They were not only "unable to defend themselves", they were also able to win a civil war. I guess missing guns can't have been the major problem.
Far from being disarmed, the Chinese fought a civil war. With guns.
Many, many people were rounded up and exterminated because of gun control over the years.
Gun control and guns are both tools that can be used for good or evil. But the Nazi government in Germany is a really bad example. You know the free gun-owning people ready to defend their (perceived) rights? In Germany in the 1920s and 1930s THOSE PEOPLE were the Nazis. That's who they were.
Gun control was used by the Weimar republic as a weapon against the militias. Far from defending liberty the militias were either communist or fascist and tried to take over the (then democratic) country. The fascists succeeded. One has to wonder if they would have had a chance if gun control had been more strict without exceptions for Freikorps.
After World War 2 Germany went back to the 1928 standard of gun control. And there are no more militias in Germany. Occasionally the police find a militia in the making. But because of gun control laws, they can take away their guns and put them away BEFORE they start doing what the posters in their houses suggest they were planning to do. (They usually plan to kill foreigners and burn down synagogues in case you are wondering.)
We need to learn from history. We need to hang onto our guns. We most likely are going to need them one day.
Yes, that's what the Freikorps said.
But what the heck was an 8-year old doing at a gun show anyway? And what about the 15-year old? Gun shows, like guns, are for adults. I would treat such shows similar to sex shows. Some things are just not suitable for small children. What's the matter with those people?
Incidentally, owning a gun and going hunting is legal in Germany. But leaving two kids alone with a machine gun doesn't sound like "hunting" to me. It's one thing to let a kid drive your car under supervision and to let him drive a race car alone. The same care should be applied to kids and guns.