Profile picture
Shannon Watts @shannonrwatts
, 4 tweets, 2 min read Read on Twitter
.@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. google.com/amp/s/www.nyti…
Missing some Tweet in this thread?
You can try to force a refresh.

Like this thread? Get email updates or save it to PDF!

Subscribe to Shannon Watts
Profile picture

Get real-time email alerts when new unrolls are available from this author!

This content may be removed anytime!

Twitter may remove this content at anytime, convert it as a PDF, save and print for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video

1) Follow Thread Reader App on Twitter so you can easily mention us!

2) Go to a Twitter thread (series of Tweets by the same owner) and mention us with a keyword "unroll" @threadreaderapp unroll

You can practice here first or read more on our help page!

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!


This site is made by just three indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member and get exclusive features!

Premium member ($30.00/year)

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!