We're all remembering that the first country to ban "military style weapons" in the modern era was Nazi Germany right?
People should be careful with this one. Many jump from what you referenced to saying Hitler confiscated guns to control the people. Being the modern poster boy of all that is evil it is a natural jump but not completely correct. He in fact passed some laws that increased civilian access to firearms.
Seams like once we the people give what, at the time, seams like a reasonable inch and "they" take the unreasonable mile we can only get that mile back one inch at a time.
No spelun and grammar is not my specialty. So please don't hurt my sensitive little feelings by teasing me about it.