The Council of Peoples’ Commissars has resolved that:
1) All Citizens and all civil organizations should surrender machineguns, rifles, revolvers of all kinds – whether working or defective – as well as cartridges, and all models of sabres.
This decree also applies to all organizations which possess the above-mentioned weapons, and which are not part of regular military detachments approved by the People’s Commissariat of Military Affairs or the Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic.
NOTE: All certificates for keeping weapons are therefore invalidated.
Deputy Chairman of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic, E. Sklyansky
Approved 29/X 1918
Chairman of the Council of People’s Commissars
V. Ulyanov (Lenin)
From Lethal Laws–Gun Control is the Key to Genocide
[Instructions that accompanied the decree specifically exempted members of the Russian Communist Party from the requirement that all firearms be surrendered. From 1929 to 1953 Stalin murdered about 20,000,000 persons. Never register all, if any, of your guns. Registration fails my Jews in the Attic Test.–Joe]