Gun Control: Rooted in Racism
January 1, 2013 in Guns
When listening to the arguments of the gun grabbers you always have to separate the facts from the emotionalism. Take for instance the history of gun control in America and its racist roots. It is a fact that the first gun control lobbyists were the Klu Klux Klan wanting to keep firearms out of the hands of African-Americans. It should also be duly noted that the KKK were also Democratic operatives and so it should be no surprise that in 2012 the same party that wanted to disarm Blacks in the past, now want to try for it again on the general population. For those interested in information regarding the KKK being the terrorist arm of the Democratic Party, read “A Short History of Reconstruction” by Dr. Eric Foner who is the DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University.
Although some may scoff at this, even liberal minded people such as Adam Winkler, a UCLA professor, while researching his book “Gunfight” said, “It was a constant pressure among white racist to keep guns out of hands of African-Americans, because they would rise up and revolt. The KKK began as a gun control organization. Before the Civil War, blacks were never allowed to own guns. During the Civil War, black owned guns for the first time – either they served in the Union Army and they were allowed to keep guns, or they buy guns on the open market where for the first time there’s hundreds of thousands of guns flooding the marketplace after the war. So they arm up because they know who they’re really dealing with in the South.”
By a historical perspective, it is apparent that the Second Amendment and the 13th Amendment are inseparable. In a British tract from 1774 called “Political Disquisitions”, it poignantly states, “The possession of arms is the distinction between a freeman and a slave.” Interestingly enough, this very idea was feared by Chief Justice Taney during his decision in the Dred Scott Case here in Missouri. Taney said, “For if they [Blacks] were so received, and entitled to the privileges and immunities of citizens… It would give them the full liberty of speech in public and in private upon all subjects upon which its own citizens might speak; to hold public meetings upon political affairs, and to keep and carry arms wherever they went.”
I am willing to bet that the trendy hipster-types on the left have never even took the time to research the history of gun control…