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Gun Control Was - Historically - About Repressing Blacks

Gun Control Was - Historically - About Repressing Blacks

Posted on February 20, 2013 by WashingtonsBlog

Preface: I was raised to be against guns. My parents hated guns, and believed that they only lead to crime and accidental shootings.

I was raised in a blue state, and I have long been deeply influenced by leading voices for non-violence, such as Gandhi and King. So – until recently – I was pro gun-control.

As such, I was stunned to learn about the historical background behind gun control campaigns.

The Real History of Gun Control

UCLA Constitutional law professor Adam Winkler – whose commentary has been featured on CNN, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, and numerous other outlets, and who is a contributor to The Daily Beast and The Huffington Post – notes (via the Wall Street Journal):

[The history of gun control in America] was a constant pressure among white racists to keep guns out of the 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, blacks kept guns for the first time – either they served in the Union army and they were allowed to keep their 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 ends. So they arm up because they know who they’re dealing with in the South. White racists do things like pass laws to disarm them, but that’s not really going to work. So they form these racist posses all over the South to go out at night in large groups to terrorize blacks and take those guns away. If blacks were disarmed, they couldn’t fight back.

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Don't forget

The Forgotten Slaves: Whites in Servitude in Early America and Industrial Britain

or White Cargo by Michael Walsh

Somehow rabbi Spielberg forgot to mention that one.

Luke 3:38
Isaiah 43:3-5

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Not blacks per se, but slaves, and non-free people

Add American Indians to the list
Add Japanese to the list
Add the original white skinned slaves when this country was first settled...

That most slaves were black in the ensuing centuries is a convenient device for the writer of the article. But what if those slaves were brought from India, China or the near East? Gun control would have been used to keep them down just the same.


Garbage article

Black man owned 163 slaves in North Carolina

Look up the Jewish origins of the kkk. Divide and conquer.

Luke 3:38
Isaiah 43:3-5

Racism, again?

So it's the white man's fault...again?

The KKK does not represent normal human beings...at least I hope it doesn't.

I wonder how many slaves my Irish/Italian ancestors owned...oh, yeah, they DIDN'T. I am so tired of this white-man's-guilt meme.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul


Every bad thing in this country is all because of oppression of black people. It is the liberal black mantra that must be maintained even in the libertarian circles. And for gods sake don't point out their contribution to the decline of morality and society in general. Truth is the new racism.

completely missed the point

completely missed the point

Ventura 2012

Good documentary on the

Good documentary on the subject "No guns for negroes"
Not to leave our Jewish friends out here's another good doc " no guns for Jews"

just as public education came out of a need to . . .

control/repress Catholics.

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

Oh for goodness sakes...that

Oh for goodness sakes...that may be true but the concept of having the right to bear arms is not racial. It guarantees the right of American citizens to protect themselves and their property. The fact that African slaves were not considered citizens then is a different American History Issue. Even though the British abolished slavery throughout her colonies in 1826...enforcing it was another reality. The US did not follow suit until the 1865≈ The 17th & 18 th century are full of international gov'ts that banned any kind of weaponry from their citizens (ie the Irish story) Do not allow the 2nd amendment to be about racism in America. It is about ALL citizens having the right to bear arms to protect oneself, family and property (not just for fighting wars for the war Lords)

You are correct, but you're missing the point


Nobody today is making gun control out to be a race issue. However, the historical record shows very clearly how gun control was implemented to promote race-based oppression in the US, which is what I believe the OP is using as an example of gun control oppression.

The take-away from all of this is that gun and arms control measures have always been used by one segment of a population to terrorize and subjugate another, that is all. Slavery being a textbook example, as is the American Indian Genocide and the Japanese Interment. These examples are as relevant today as they were when slavery was practiced, Indians were slaughtered, and the Japanese "resettled", which is why it comes up. The only difference is now we will be the slaves, the Indians, or the Japanese... if they win.


..Then we need to look

..Then we need to look forward and learn from history which constantly repeats itself as you know ...different times, different peoples. Bringing up gun control as a repression of emancipated negroes in the US and the problems that ensued because of that throughout its history is not what the 2nd amendment is all about. Maintaining the racial divide seems to be an ongoing mission. It certainly seems to have squared off the democrats and the Republicans into a general polarization of purpose. It's an evil agenda to keep this going whether it be by whites or blacks...or any other color in between.

Missing the point again

Nobody here is saying "repression of negroes" is what the 2nd Amendment is or ever was about. They OP is simply illustrating how gun control measures can be applied for repressive purposes. Simply bringing up this episode in history as an example does not maintain a "racial divide", nor was that the intent of the OP, IMO. I really don't think Al and Jesse are trolling in the house.

Pick a group, any group, by any criteria, and force gun control on them. This is repression and tyranny no matter which group or criteria you choose. This is the point the OP was making by drawing from this country's history. Gun control is simply a screen for human control.

Seems people here are a tad bit sensitive to this example, which surprises me. Most of the denial and apoplexy I've gotten from this particular topic is from liberals and statists who cannot or will not admit their proscribed "gun control" solution to today's problems is the exact means that kept their ancestors subjugated as slaves, targeted for massacre, or interred as human chattel.

It's not a race thing these days, but race was a criteria used in the past to choose who was subject to gun control, something we are subject to now.


Gun control

We already have gun control. There's always been gun control. Anymore I think gun control is just a red herring that people freak over, while they lose another right. such as the fifth, as mental health is being assiciated with guns, why they are looking at background checks for mental health on gun owners.. this poisioning of psycotropic drugs really should stop.. instead they are threatening guns, security and planning on feeding people these drugs as part of the healthcare plan.

Ron Paul teaches us, it's not a race issue, all poor people are stimulated into fighting each other at the bottom. Sen Robert Byrd joined the KKK for two weeks because he was angry black folks were coming to take the white folks jobs. But then he saw that it was a set up, they were being led into blaming the black man, while the bosses, went along making money, the blacks and white workers eliminated each other. It's what motivated him to become a Senator, that carried his constitution in his breast pocket and refered to it frequently. He appreciated constitutional government, and he worked hard to eliminate poverty in West Virginia, ultimately he failed, because Clinton sold us out. People got their dividens, and we've been bleeding red ever since.

Why they are looking at background checks for mental health?

Brief Answer: Many veterans are, to some degree, mentally challenged because of the trauma suffered during the many wars over seas.

These service men are targeted, in my humble opinion, by our government because they pose a "Clear and Present Danger" to those that would attempt someday to free us from our weapons, which WE have a 'God given' right to bear.

They will use the mental health issue as an opportunity to deny weapons to these veterans...

Go Luck Grange!!

There is another perspective, can I word it another way?

Gun Control Was - Historically - About whites being sacred to death because they had been repressing the blacks.

That's right, Ron Pauls concept of "blow back" in history. Imagine the white slave masters mind set having treated blacks like cattle for decades and then being told, "your slaves are now free, oh and BTW, they can have guns" LOL

Or perhaps it is because of the immoral nature

of traditional black thinking and their inability to control themselves in a decent manner.

Or perhaps you would like to rethink your group speak mentality.

Reagan got the ball rolling

Reagan got the ball rolling for banning open carry in California when Black Panthers stood on the capitol steps with rifles.

Southern Agrarian

interesting, good find

interesting, good find

Ventura 2012


Reagan was a also a supporter of the IMF as I recall.