Dispenser of Negativity
- May 30, 2007
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America's gun-control laws owe their genesis to the post-Civil War era, when white southerners moved to disarm freed slaves. The former Confederate states' successful efforts to restrict gun ownership had disastrous long-term consequences for black Americans' life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.
The Supreme Court's majority opinion recognized this historical context. Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. framed the McDonald decision in terms of black Americans' struggle for equality - and survival. He highlighted the court's Cruikshank ruling after the Colfax Massacre, a genocidal slaughter perpetrated in 1873.
This is one of the biggest reasons I ****ing hate gun control. Authoritarians always go after us minority groups first.
FARAGO: Racist pols go straight back to disarming blacks - Washington Times