Washington - Ben Carson: Hitler’s Gun Control Policy Contributed To Murders Of 6 Million Jews During The Holocaust
Washington - Continuing the controversial stance he has taken on gun control, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is now suggesting that the number of Jewish Holocaust victims may have been lessened if the Jewish prisoners had been armed with weapons.
According to ABC News (http://abcn.ws/1LCpA8I), Carson made his comments during on an interview on CNN where he was asked about statements in his book, “A Perfect Union,” wherein he writes “through a combination of removing guns and disseminating propaganda, the Nazis were able to carry out their evil intentions with relatively little resistance.”
A CNN reporter asked him to clarify his remarks, saying, “But to just to clarify, if there had been no gun control laws in Europe at that time, would 6 million Jews have been slaughtered?” to which Carson responded, “I think the likelihood of Hitler being able to accomplish his goals would have been greatly diminished if the people had been armed. I’m telling you there is a reason these dictatorial people take guns first.”
Calling his comments “historically inaccurate,” the Anti-Defamation League was quick to condemn Carson. “Ben Carson has a right to his views on gun control, but the notion that Hitler’s gun control policy contributed to the Holocaust is historically inaccurate,” said National Director Jonathan Greenblatt. “The small number of personal firearms available to Germany’s Jews in 1938 could in no way have stopped the totalitarian power of the Nazi German State.”
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