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Shannon Watts @shannonrwatts
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.@NRA lobbyist response to the end card on #ThisIsUs suggesting Americans get involved in gun violence prevention after the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue. She suggests the Holocaust wouldn’t have happened if Jewish people had been armed - a standard NRA talking point.
Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the @NRA, once said: “In Germany, firearm registration helped lead to the Holocaust.” Rep. Don Young, Alaska, has asked: “How many Jews were put into the ovens because they were unarmed?”
Ben Carson said: “I think the likelihood of Hitler being able to accomplish his goals would have been greatly diminished if the people had been armed.” Virginia Thomas, wife of Justice Clarence Thomas, shared a Facebook post blaming the Holocaust in part on “gun control.”
As if guns in the hands of Jewish Germans - who made up less than 1% of the population - would have made a difference against an army that decimated the armies of France, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Belgium, Austria, Greece, and invaded the Soviet Union.…
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