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Wed Feb 28, 2018, 07:11 PM

Alaska lawmaker cites Holocaust deaths to oppose gun control

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) An Alaska Republican and most senior member of the U.S. House argued against gun control by wondering how many Jewish people "were put in the ovens" because they were not armed.

U.S. Rep. Don Young, who has a history of off-the-cuff remarks that can draw criticism, made the comments at a meeting last week in the state capital of Juneau when responding to a question about what the federal government and cities can do to stop school shootings.

"How many millions of people were shot and killed because they were unarmed?" Young, 84, said at a meeting of the Alaska Municipal League, a lobbying group for local communities. "Fifty million in Russia because their citizens weren't armed. How many Jews were put into the ovens because they were unarmed?"

The comments were "taken entirely out of context," Young spokeswoman Murphy McCollough said in an email to The Associated Press on Wednesday.

Read more: http://www.valleymorningstar.com/news/elections/alaska-lawmaker-cites-holocaust-deaths-to-oppose-gun-control/article_3e4ac140-bf35-539b-ad62-3a494b42088a.html

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Reply Alaska lawmaker cites Holocaust deaths to oppose gun control (Original post)
TexasTowelie Feb 2018 OP
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 07:14 PM

1. Why doesn't the right ever say...reducing bigotry would have prevented holocaust deaths

eliminating white aryan attitude of supremacy would have prevented holocaust deaths?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 07:15 PM

2. There is no good context for that, asshole

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 07:32 PM

3. Jews were only 0.75% of the German population by late 1933, after those with foresight

and means left the country, just as the Nazis took over the government. Even if they had all had machine guns, they were so outnumbered, what could they have done? This guy is a typical Repugnantcan, raised on Dirty Harry movies and thinks that is how life goes.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 07:33 PM

4. The Anti-Defamation League has a statement for guys like Young. . .

. . .made a few years ago. . .

Seems some schmuck always cites the Holocaust as a reason to oppose gun safety laws.

Why the Holocaust Has No Place in the Gun Debate

https://www.adl.org/blog/why-the-holocaust-has-no-place-in-the-gun-debate

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/jonathan-greenblatt/why-the-holocaust-has-no_b_8275246.html

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