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Old 29th August 2017, 18:03
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German gun laws in the 1920s

Any info on gun legislation in the 1920s Germany?
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Re: German gun laws in the 1920s

For a start here's what Wikipedia says:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_le..._of_Versailles
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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."[5] 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, rising fears whether or not Germany could have rebellions prompted the government to enact 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, after a near decade of hyperinflation destroyed the structural fabric of society, a rapidly expanding three-way political divide between the conservatives, National Socialists, and Communists prompted the rapidly declining conservative majority to enact 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. Furthermore, the law restricted ownership of firearms to "... persons whose trustworthiness is not in question and who can show a need for a (gun) permit." This law revoked the 1919 Regulations on Weapons Ownership, which had banned all firearms possession.
Especially car associations lobbied for an easy gun permit for car owners[6] which was granted by the government for drivers traveling often in the countryside.
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Old 30th August 2017, 03:08
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Re: German gun laws in the 1920s

Hoplophobes even then.
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Re: German gun laws in the 1920s

Probably concerned by the coup attempts.
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