Kaufman: Bernie, the Nazis took our guns, too

by Dr. Jeffrey Kaufman, M.D.

Dear Senator Sanders: You repeatedly refer to “gun violence.”

I have a problem with violence accomplished with any tool used against the innocent, helpless and those taken advantage of unfairly.

I see no righteousness in knife violence, violence threatened by force or intimidation, violence with hands and feet (the overwhelmingly most frequently used weapons), or any other tool including any media device used to terrorize others. Why pick on firearms?

In fact, Senator, I have a serious problem with your focus on the only Constitutionally protected weapon. I would expect you to uphold your oath of office and protect the 2nd Amendment and with it, the guaranteed rights I expect and those my fellow Vermonters expect you to protect.

I am very concerned that you turn your back on our needs in this dangerous time in our history. As the son of a Jewish mother, have you forgotten how the Nazis contrived to create an impression of public danger to “solve” their self made “crisis”, then confiscated the only functional protection available to and depended upon by German citizens: their firearms. We all know what came next, as an unarmed German civilian population was no match for the SS. Talk about ethnic cleansing, as freight car after jam packed freight car delivered our families and brethren to detention camps, but not for the mikvah (ritual bath) but showers of Zyklon B gas.

I could ask, Bernie, how could you forget? Please, show me you remember. Act as one who pledges “never again”. You carry massive responsibility in your leadership role. As our sage Rabbi Akiva asked “If not you, who? If not now, when?”

The author is a Derby resident.

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  1. He just doesn’t care. He won’t even admit that he IS Jewish. It frustrates me greatly that Burlington is following his descent into communism. There are shootouts in the streets of Burlington with death occuring. He has not said ONE thing about it! NOT ONE!

  2. Hey Bernie…. who’s doing all the shooting, and why does the left insist on not applying existing laws to them? ‘Cause I think you might be the actual source of the problem, here, comrade!

  3. Gun violence means the Prosecutor tells the criminal
    to not do it any more,
    the judge agrees
    and bars in the jail are collecting rust.

    • Fairly certain that Bernie would never read this well written and accurate information because just like all leftists, policy is only discussed in an echo chamber.

  4. If Vermonters had any sense at all, Bernie would never have been elected to anything ever. And the world would be a better place.,

  5. Adolf Hitler: “The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the supply of arms to the underdogs is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty. So let’s not have any native militia or native police. German troops alone will bear the sole responsibility for the maintenance of law and order throughout the occupied Russian territories, and a system of military strong points must be evolved to cover the entire occupied country”. (On November 11th 1938, Wilhelm Frick, passed Regulations Against Jews’ Weapon Possession. This regulation effectively deprived all Jews the right to possess firearms or other weapons.)

    Heinrich Himmler: “Germans who wish to use firearms should join the SS or SA, ordinary citizens do not need guns, as their having guns doesn’t serve the state”.

  6. It is interesting to note that in the past Bernie has taken flak from the Left for using Vermont as proof that gun control isn’t needed to lower gun crime.