........letter to lunch buddy.....
The totalitarian regime of Hitler in 1938 passed the German Weapons Act which eased (except for Jews) the gun laws in place since the late 1920's.
The main provisions:
*Guns could only be owned by citizens of Germany. Jews by about that time had already had their citizenship revoked, the law applied to ammunition as well. Jews were also forbidden to manufacturing or deal in firearms and ammunition.
*As in the post WWI law this law requiring gun manufacturers and dealers to maintain records with information about who purchased guns and the S/N, these records were due to the police at the end of each calendar year.
Changes easing the earlier laws were:
*The legal age to purchase (not to hunt or practice but purchase) a gun was lowered from 20 to 18.
*Gun permit was now valid for three years, increased from one.
*Permit acquisition was expanded and speeded for: holders of annual hunting permits, government employees, NAZI's, employees of Germans Railways.
The quote attributed to Hitler and sometimes claimed to be from 1935.: "This year will go down in history! For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration! Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!" No recording and no transcript of a Hitler speech is known to exist proving this. It seems out of place in the language of the 1930's Germany for the term "full gun registration" to be used, rather it is clearly a term of much political weight and freight in todays discussion of guns in the US. The guns taken by Hitler were from Jews, the laws for the rest were actually relaxed which and helped Hitlers standing since the laws and restrictions placed on Germany following defeat in WWI was hated by the public.
As for gun control in Russia, I looked into that, Russia was a place of extreme concentrated wealth and massive poverty, the few monarchy types and millions and millions of peasants with no middle class. Few peasants owned guns, they couldn't have afforded it, guns were not made for mass consumption at low prices as now. Stalin unleashed pure terror following the killing of his #2 man, (can't remember the name now), it is pretty sure #2 was killed on Stalin's orders, using it as an excuse he set in motion a complete extermination plan for his enemies and the farmers in much of Russia were on his enemies list for variety of reasons ethnic and economic. Rather than gather weapons it was the opposite, Stalin flooded weapons to tough guys and thugs and so called patriots police types in a reign of terror that was massive widespread and little more than a civil war on a population that had already seen destruction during the revolution. But this was nothing like that, it was far more violent, millions were killed or driven to exposure and starvation. When Hitler attacked he emptied the prisons, gave the former enemies weapons and sent them against the Nazi, those that survived were put back in prison or shot on their first mis-step following the war. There appears not to be a gun control policy like what the American people are talking about at the moment that caused the Russian revolution or Stalin's hellish killing spree.
For Pol Pot he put in place one gun law. It said Vietnamese cannot sell guns, or move them around. Guns were in short supply, even Pol Pot's soldiers had very few at the start of their take over, they struggled the entire regime's time to get weapons. The nation was a poor casual and polite society of gardening, small farms and crafts, they ate little meat so even guns for hunting was of little interest to the populace. Gun control existed there naturally, Pol Pot did not implement it.
Mussolini spoke often and threatened all kinds of gun controls. None, not one was ever put in place.
I can't find anything about China, but I suspect there were so few guns in China that if Mao collected them it didn't matter much, and at the moment I don't care, this is enough research.