Via an email from Rolf:
A left-wing interior minister in Germany has launched a plan to confiscate all firearms owned by members of the right-wing political party AfD.
Interior minister of the German state of Thuringia, Georg Maier, wants to withdraw gun licenses from Alternative for Germany members, a political party that holds 81 seats in the German parliament and 9 seats in the European parliament.
“Maier, who belongs to the Social Democrat Party (SPD), has tasked his employees with establishing a working group on “Weapons and Extremists” to move forward on the issue,” reports Remix News.
“They plan to create the “AG WaffEx,” which would be located at the state administration office and help local authorities “in the processing of relevant cases.”
The move would ostensibly target “right-wing extremists,” but that list includes AfD members, over 30,000 Germans, who would have “appropriate revocation procedures” initiated against them under the plan.
AfD members who are hunters or marksmen and legally own guns would have them confiscated by the state, with Maier citing the reason that the AfD in Thuringia is “proven to be right-wing extremist.”
See also pages 57 and 59 in ”Gun Control”: Gateway to Tyranny:
A firearms acquisition permit is not needed by:
3. Departments of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party and their offices as specified by the Fuhrer’s deputy;
(1) Firearms acquisition permits or firearms carry permits are only to be granted to persons of undoubted reliability, and only if a demonstration of need is set forth.
(2) Issuance should not take place.
- to persons under 18 years of age;
- to persons under trusteeship and the mentally retarded;
- to Gypsies, or to persons who are itinerant like Gypsies;
- to persons under police supervision or known to have lost their civil rights, for the duration of police supervision or the loss of their civil rights
- to persons convicted of high treason, or against who facts are presented which give reason to suppose that they are actively subversive,
- to persons, who, on account of: deliberate attacks on life or health; public disorderly conduct or trespassing; resistance to government authority; an offense dangerous to the public or misdemeanors; for the punishable offense against property; a hunting or fishing offense legally punishable by more than two weeks imprisonment, if three years have not elapsed since the sentence was served. The punishment of imprisonment may stand as prescribed, be reduced, or commuted into a fine; in these case the three-year periods begins with the day on which imprisonment ends, or is reduced, or is converted into a fine. If this punishment is wholly or partly imposed after probation, the probation period should be added to the time period.
That was March 18, 1938. As an exercise for the reader, I’ll leave the determination of the details of what happened in the next few years to the Gypsies and others not favored by the National Socialist German Workers’ Party.