For starters, it's by Neal Knox, noted NRA dissident. He tried to oust
the NRA leadership because they're too conciliatory.
==========The old smith gestured to a piece of paper on the workbench and said
that an order had come to him to register all of his guns.
A year or two later, the blitzkrieg rolled across the Low Countries.
The Belgian Weapons Law was passed in 1933. The invasion of the Low
Countries and France was in 1940. More importantly, sport and hunting
weapons were not required to be registered until 1990.
========The officer displayed a paper describing a Luger pistol, a relic of the
Great War, and ordered the father to produce it. That old gun had been
lost, stolen, or misplaced sometime after it had been registered, the
A handgun would have been a "defense weapon" under the 1933 law, and
required a license issued by the local police, not just registration.
Also, while the Germans got pretty nasty about reprisals in western
Europe, this wasn't until later in the war. The first year or so, they
tried to avoid fomenting resistance by being too hard-handed. Gunning
down an entire family in 1940? Didn't happen.
In the Low Countries, Nazi repression didn't get seriously underway
until 1942, when the deportation to Germany of forced laborers resulted
in the first stirrings of active resistance. Even so, atrocities like
the one described didn't start happening until the summer of 1943.
For that matter, this kind of inspection wouldn't have been carried out
by "a squad of SS troops." More likely, it would have been done by
Ordnungspolizei. And yes, somebody in his late teens at the time--as
Cpl. DeNaer supposedly was--would have known the difference.
Here's a quote (translated into english) from the diaries of Paul
Struye, who during the war was the chief editor of the the underground
newspaper La Libre Belgique ("Free Belgium"):
=========During the first months <of the occupation> there was truly no hostility
to be detected between the <Belgian> population and the <German> army.
It was a pleasant surprise for the Belgians to see the German soldiers,
correct in their deportment, in their attitude. They had nothing in
common with the imperial troops of 1914-1918. Belgium was occupied by an
army in which order and discipline ruled, without atrocities.
Source: http://www.go2war2.nl/artikel/338 / "Resistance in Belgium"
Another thing to bear in mind is that the Germans need not have gained
their information from Belgian government records. Collaborators ratted
on their neighbors in every occupied country, and the Flemish-speaking
part of Belgium in particular had a comparatively high number of them.
All it would have taken was one neighbor holding a grudge who remembered
from before the war that the father had this old German pistol...
Basically, this story is too full of holes to be credible. It's very
moving, yes; it's designed to be, because it's propaganda.
Germany, no. Given the fools that keep getting elected to Congress, our
own government may decide that an armed populace is a security risk.
Change the US Code definition of 'Militia' from 'all able bodied adults'
to 'National Guard', and put the right people on SCOTUS, and it could
If you have any pre-68 heirloom guns without a paper trail, clean them
and pack them away well, and keep your mouth shut about them, even with
friends and relatives. Ya never know.
(My opinion may be biased by the fact that 65 years ago or so, my
ancestors had to flee halfway around the world, with only what they
could carry. There are big chunks of my family I never got to know.)
I think he's been listening to the teachers, adjunct professors,
and Professors. His is the sort of mind set that will believe the
most amazing nonsense, because he considered himself one to the
He's been trained to believe in things which make no sense. And
to discount the things which worked.
Go not to the Net for answers, for it will tell you Yes and no. And
On Wed, 12 Oct 2011 08:50:09 -0400, "Stormin Mormon" wrote:
Using tools you may already have (SawStop not required).
Very cool. But they didn't "build a gun"; all they built was the
stock and other trimmings. The working parts are all commercial.
||> Inside the 1.5" i.d. tube is a Nesika 1.47" stainless action. ||> The barrel is 26.5" 12-twist stainless Kreiger fluted heavy-Palma ||> contour--soon to be chambered .308 match. A Holland muzzle ||> break is waiting to be mounted."
Still a beautiful project. Congratulations to the people that did
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