Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Found at Forbes in an article on foot-dragging by the lower courts on gun control issues:
The Gun Control Act of 1968 was “passed not to control guns, but to control Blacks, and inasmuch as a majority of congress did not want to do the former but were ashamed to show that their goal was the latter, the result was that they did neither.
Robert Sherrill in his book The Saturday Night Special (1972)

Indeed, the earliest weapons control law I ever found in this country was from Virginia colony in 1644 which declared that "No person of color shall appear in public armed, even with a club."

It's not about guns, it's about control.

1 comment:

jed said...

Yeah. Amazing how many people are just ignorant of the racist roots of gun control