Over the years, the United States government has done some despicable things to people. We have the murder and relocation of the Native Americans. We have slavery, the Japanese internment camps, and the persecution of numerous religious groups.
And with yesterday being Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and with the current gun control legislation, I was thinking about the roots of gun control laws, which most Americans aren’t aware of.
The fact is, gun control laws were born out of racism. White people were afraid that blacks would “overthrow them” so the government (controlled by white people) passed a series of laws to keep guns out of the hands of blacks.
For instance, after Nat Turner’s rebellion in 1831, the Tennessee Constitution was changed to read, “That the free white men of this State have a right to keep and to bear arms for their common defence.”
And the judiciary of North Carolina stated…
“That if any free negro, mulatto, or free person of color, shall wear or carry about his or her person, or keep in his or her house, any shot gun, musket, rifle, pistol, sword, dagger or bowie-knife, unless he or she shall have obtained a licence therefor from the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of his or her county, within one year preceding the wearing, keeping or carrying therefor, he or she shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and may be indicted therefor.”
Now, I don’t have to tell you that most blacks weren’t granted a license back then (whites didn’t have to apply for any type of license.) The thing is, it’s scary to realize that not much has changed over the years in certain states. For example, it’s extremely difficult to get a concealed carry permit from a “may issue” state, such as California. In California, the local police chief grants the concealed carry permits.
And guess what?
In California, the majority of concealed carry permits are granted to white people. Now, I’m not saying that all police chiefs in California are racist. However, because it’s a “may issue” state, the police chief gets to look over and approve the application. You ever think a chief gets an application and he denies it because he doesn’t like the way a person looks or that maybe they have tattoos and that rubs them the wrong way?
In “shall issue” states, such as Virginia, the state must grant the permit if you pass the qualifications and background check. This means there is nothing influencing a police chief or sheriff’s decision to issue someone a permit.
The bottom line is, gun control is just plain evil. Whether it’s whites in the government trying to keep guns out of the hands of minorities or it’s Hitler trying to disarm a nation, to which he said, “The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms.”