Because he went after guns. Stalin could be used as a substitute if you prefer, though.
I wouldm't claim Hitler facilitated gun ownership either—he had severe restrictions on them and the "right" people only could have them.
You can see those laws here:
-Regulations on Weapons Ownership,
declared "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.
August 7, 1920
Germany - second gun-regulation law called the Law on the Disarmament of the People.
Put limit on military-type weapons subject to Versailles Treaty.[BTW the left-wing Weimar Republic was hated by the people so not surprised at this law. The left-wing Weimar Republic had similar views that the left holds on guns too. ]
- Relaxed gun laws somewhat, while enacting a strict firearm licensing scheme. Records with information about who purchased guns and the guns' serial numbers which were delivered to a police authority for inspection at the end of each year.
This is what you need to look at:Prior to 1938
officials of the central government, the states, and employees of the German Reichsbahn Railways were exempted. [ The right people=the state.]
1938 German Weapons Act-
Restricted ownership of firearms to "...persons whose trustworthiness is not in question and who can show a need for a (gun) permit."Jews were forbidden from the manufacturing or dealing of firearms and ammunition.
November 11, 1938
- Regulations Against Jews' Possession of Weapons.
Applied to newly conquered Austria and Sudetenland,deprived all Jews living in those locations of the right to possess firearms or other weapons.
I know people say there's not going to be "bans" but restricting guns, as seen with these laws, is just as bad. Especially when people who work for the state are exempt.