I can’t step on your post Drew but darn, it should be stuck on top. Well done.
Where did this come from? I knew nothing about it. He’s also a better speaker (as an aside) then Chairman O. You may have noticed the smiles on the faces of those on the left. They didn’t buy a word of it. Falls under know your enemy, I think.
Not entirely certain about his numbers however with regard to the Nazis disarming German ppl. In fact, they lowered the age from 20 to 18 for ownership. But ppl had to have a permit to own a gun. But there wasn’t the gun culture in Europe in the same way there has been in the states. And gun restrictions forced on the Germans after the war, included guns beside just the military.
In 1919, the German government passed the Regulations on Weapons Ownership, which declared that “all firearms, as well as all kinds of firearms ammunition, are to be surrendered immediately." Under the regulations, anyone found in possession of a firearm or ammunition was subject to five years’ imprisonment and a fine of 100,000 marks.
On August 7, 1920, the German government enacted a second gun-regulation law called the Law on the Disarmament of the People. It put into effect the provisions of the Versailles Treaty in regard to the limit on military-type weapons.
In 1928, the German government enacted the Law on Firearms and Ammunition. This law relaxed gun restrictions and put into effect a strict firearm licensing scheme. Under this scheme, Germans could possess firearms, but they were required to have separate permits to do the following: own or sell firearms, carry firearms (including handguns), manufacture firearms, and professionally deal in firearms and ammunition. This law explicitly revoked the 1919 Regulations on Weapons Ownership, which had banned all firearms possession.
Actually he’s photoshopped onto the podium and was never actually there. That’s why he’s the “virtual” president.
Bill Whittle is the soul of the Right Wing blogosphere. Ok, him and VDH and a couple of others, maybe including that puppy blending lawyer guy. But he is a fantabulous essayist.
I’d vote for Bill at least three times, maybe more. He’s incredible. If he runs I’ll send him money.
Mr. Whittle has a virtual inaugural speech too at the Mr. Virtual President site.
Oh, and Drew? Thanks a TON for posting this one! You made my evening.
Where you guys been ,I been watchin ol Bill since way before 08.
Glad your finally catching up.
That was great posted it to my FB and sent it to my non-FB family.
Rich - DUH - we all have. It’s just that once in a while he scores one so awesome that it needs to be Samizdata’d all over the place. Egad, I remember the blogosphere when it was him, Rachel, Frank J and the puppy blender. And that was about it! And then this thing called BMEWS showed up one day ...
Peiper - the “puppy blender” is a chops-busting nickname for Glen Reynolds, who runs the Instapundit.com blog, which is a super popular daily bunch of links to stuff. He doesn’t actually put puppies in the blender. As far as I know. But somebody (Frank J, from IMAO.us) coined the name once upon a time to give him grief for some reason or another, and it stuck.
In a metaphorical way, Reynold’s theme of listing links from everywhere is a kind of blending - a mash-up, if you will - and if you chance to call a link you like a puppy, well you can see where the term derives from.
Arge - thanks for the links! Good puppies them are!
You left out our very own Allen Kelly Drew,Waz up wit dat?
Excellent! But Bill Whittle always is.