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Take our Survey: Holocaust and self defense

At a conference in Anchorage last week, Congressman Don Young was asked his views on gun control, and Young offered them:

“How many millions of people were shot and killed because they were unarmed? Fifty million in Russia,” Young said. “How many Jews were put in the ovens because they were unarmed?”

The remarks were recorded as opposition research by Anchorage Democrat Dimitri Shein, who is running against Young. Dimitri gave his audio to a willing news reporter.

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Alaska Public Media, with a slight side-glance at Young, decided to run with it as a story and used the opposition research audio in their story. The story and audio clip is here.

What are your thoughts on firearms and the Holocaust?

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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  • As long as we teach children it’s ok to kill babies in the womb, we’ll never convince them it’s wrong to kill them in the classroom.

  • I agree with Don Young. A population without weapons would be easily taken over and herded into camps of the governments design. it would just be a matter of time. The one nation one world concept is exactly what they want so the government can take over.

  • History has shown that when any government dissarms the people you become subjects and no longer governed by law . You are now subjects of a dictator.

  • How fast they want you to forget the millions that were murdered. It hasn’t even been one hundred years yet.
    Those Jews were disarmed before they were put on the cattle cars. Do you think the Russians would have marched to the goulags if they were armed? Millions and millions of children wiped off the Earth. And they say it won’t happen here. I was called a deplorable human being by the candidate on the left. History shows what the enlightened group think can do to the “deplorables” who are unarmed. Never forget.

  • America was founded on a well armed citizenry and must keep our citizens well armed and able to protect themselves and loved ones and fellow Americans. We will have to deal with the occasional nut case and must be armed to do so. We must teach our children gun safety and make them very comfortable using firearms so they become real stand-up Americans that can be counted on to have your back.America is the land of the free and well armed Brave. On this I agree with Don Young.

  • All you have to do is read Aaron Zelman’s books (Gun Control: Gateway to Tyranny or Death by Gun Control: The Human Cost of Victim Disarmament) to see what Young is talking about.

    As the founder of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO) Zelman was all too aware of the cost of disarmament and it’s eventual consequences.

  • Don Young always says the truth in an unvarnished manner. Distasteful to some but plain and
    with great historical relevance. I believe that the Warsaw Ghetto revolt with few smuggled hand
    guns and bottles of inflammable liquid were enough to give the Nazi war machine more than their
    share of trouble.

    The stubborn defense in Russia by the people led to the crushing defeat of the German Army and
    truly was the turning point in Nazi victories

    When civilians are armed they fear not enemies of other nations or their own government.

  • If the left wants our guns then they have to give up something. How about they are not allowed to vote anymore.

  • Banning, or restricting firearms in any way, doesn’t make those banned or restricted unavailable. It only makes them unavailable to those who follow the law.

    And, in case it’s unclear, those planning to commit a mass shooting are willing the violate the law.

    Is it really so hard to understand? Gun control will not help solve the problem, not even a little.

  • Then why are gun grabs always backed and lead by Jews? Has the west forgotten that the Red Army’s Commisars were 90% Jewish?

  • I personally knew an ex German soldier who had an Iron Cross.. He voiced the same opinion as Congressman Young. He was also very anti war and had nothing positive to say about Hitler or
    the Nazis. He, like most soldiers, was a victim of his government. He had insomnia and nightmares
    related to the war all his life.

    • What do you think your ex German soldier would have said about Don Trump?
      For reference I quote Gilbert Gottfried: “Don Trump is Hitler without the warmth!”

      • He would have preferred President Trump over Hi Liar Y.

        • Your friend wasn’t an “authoritarian follower” of Hitler yet he would be eager to do some “goose-stepping” alongside DT’s upcoming military parade???
          I don’t buy it Marlin!

          • I responded to your troll, yet no one can speak for the dead. Hillary was more antigun than Trump. He believed gun ownership was paramount to protect citizens from criminals and governments. Neither of us can say what another’s vote would have been. Now you know how 50% of the US felt for 8 years.

            Let the dead rest in peace and troll somewhere else.

        • Appears I’ve hit a nerve, Marlin. And it was you who suggested how your friend would have voted.

          • If that was your purpose you failed. Try to be a more compassionate human being.

  • I can see Gun Control won’t exactly work here in AK! Thank goodness 🙂