A perhaps unrelated historical definition -- Judenrat: (plural Judenräte) "Jewish council" (German) - Usually referring to a group of Jews who enacted the German laws in the ghettos.
"SAF files federal lawsuit challenging I-594." Uh, huh. But here's the revealing part:
Today’s filing puts an end to speculation about legal action, and also answers complaints from some gun rights activists that SAF was essentially going to “roll over” and do nothing. SAF insiders had been keeping quiet about their legal strategy, lining up plaintiffs and doing their homework. That takes time.“We’re not trying to stop background checks,” Gottlieb said in his press release. “We’re taking action against a poorly-written and unconstitutionally vague measure that criminalizes activities that are perfectly legal anywhere else in the country, thus striking at the very heart of a constitutionally-protected, fundamental civil right.”
“We’re not trying to stop background checks,” Gottlieb sez. Yeah, well we kinda figured out that you were going to roll over and do nothing on that a long time ago, Alan.
Tell us again how the background checks you are willing to concede aren't registration lists. And speaking of lists. . .
Hannah Arendt stated in her 1963 book Eichmann in Jerusalem that without the assistance of the Judenräte, the registration of the Jews, their concentration in ghettos and, later, their active assistance in the Jews' deportation to extermination camps, many fewer Jews would have perished because the Germans would have encountered considerable difficulties in drawing up lists of Jews. In occupied Europe, the Nazis entrusted Jewish officials with the task of making such lists of Jews along with information about the property they owned. The Judenräte also directed the Jewish police to assist the Germans in catching Jews and loading them onto transport trains leaving for concentration camps. In her book, Arendt wrote that: "To a Jew, this role of the Jewish leaders in the destruction of their own people is undoubtedly the darkest chapter of the whole dark story." -- Wikipedia.
This juxtaposition is no doubt overdrawn and grossly unfair to Gottlieb as well as being a violation of Godwin's Law. For example, I will readily concede that there is no evidence that Chaim Rumkowski ever wore a bow tie. Neville Chamberlain, on the other hand. . .