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The Racist Roots of Gun Control

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The historical record provides compelling evidence that racism underlies gun control laws -- and not in any subtle way. Throughout much of American history, gun control was openly stated as a method for keeping blacks and Hispanics "in their place," and to quiet the racial fears of whites. This paper is intended to provide a brief summary of this unholy alliance of gun control and racism, and to suggest that gun control laws should be regarded as "suspect ideas," analogous to the "suspect classifications" theory of discrimination already part of the American legal system.

Racist arms laws predate the establishment of the United States. Starting in 1751, the French Black Code required Louisiana colonists to stop any blacks, and if necessary, beat "any black carrying any potential weapon, such as a cane." If a black refused to stop on demand, and was on horseback, the colonist was authorized to "shoot to kill." [1] Slave possession of firearms was a necessity at times in a frontier society, yet laws continued to be passed in an attempt to prohibit slaves or free blacks from possessing firearms, except under very restrictively controlled conditions. [2] Similarly, in the sixteenth century the colony of New Spain, terrified of black slave revolts, prohibited all blacks, free and slave, from carrying arms. [3]

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But you said no one ever tried to ban things like canes.

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But you said no one ever tried to ban things like canes.

Please quote. I'll be waiting.

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Yeah, not in the same ballpark. Drug control yes. Gun control yes. Farming and pissing.... Hardly. Thanks for playing.

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no i think it's equally relevant (see: not at all)

no one is proposing discriminatory regulation

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The legislation to own slaves and have segregated restrooms is equal to the origins of gun control.

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well as long as you don't think anything silly like "it's relevant to today" then whatevs

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I think people would think more highly of the Limitless Gun crowd if they just didn't speak in public.

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