Gun Control: Rooted in Racism


Zachary Cole

When listening to the arguments of the gun grabbers you always have to separate the facts from the emotionalism. Take for instance the history of gun control in America and its racist roots. It is a fact that the first gun control lobbyists were the Klu Klux Klan wanting to keep firearms out of the hands of African-Americans. It should also be duly noted that the KKK were also Democratic operatives and so it should be no surprise that in 2012 the same party that wanted to disarm Blacks in the past, now want to try for it again on the general population. For those interested in information regarding the KKK being the terrorist arm of the Democratic Party, read “A Short History of Reconstruction” by Dr. Eric Foner who is the DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University.

Although some may scoff at this, even liberal minded people such as Adam Winkler, a UCLA professor, while researching his book “Gunfight” said, “It was a constant pressure among white racist to keep guns out of 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, black owned guns for the first time – either they served in the Union Army and they were allowed to keep 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. So they arm up because they know who they’re really dealing with in the South.”

By a historical perspective, it is apparent that the Second Amendment and the 13th Amendment are inseparable. In a British tract from 1774 called “Political Disquisitions”, it poignantly states, “The possession of arms is the distinction between a freeman and a slave.” Interestingly enough, this very idea was feared by Chief Justice Taney during his decision in the Dred Scott Case here in Missouri. Taney said, “For if they [Blacks] were so received, and entitled to the privileges and immunities of citizens… It would give them the full liberty of speech in public and in private upon all subjects upon which its own citizens might speak; to hold public meetings upon political affairs, and to keep and carry arms wherever they went.”

I am willing to bet that the trendy hipster-types on the left have never even took the time to research the history of gun control and it’s correlation with racism. Of course, gun control has an even darker history if one delves into the subject of disarmament and democide. Many oppressive systems and wicked dictators have disarmed their people, take for instance Mao Zedong. He wrote, “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.” Since many in the Democratic Party seem to admire Mao, even to the point of possibly being labeled a Maoist, we may have to forget about the idea of one being innocently ignorant. We may have to consider and settle on the fact that these people know what they’re doing and are out-of-control authoritarians.

This foolishness is not only coming from the establishment but is also coming from self proclaimed revolutionaries. When I encountered this for the first time I was a little surprised. I totally agree with the idea of being peaceful and having a revolution of ideas but what will happen when ideas are not enough? What will happen when an oppressive system becomes a hot tyranny? I just don’t see how one can be a revolutionary and also side with the gun grabbers. What will your defense be then? Will you pathetically use self-immolation such as the Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc in protest? Or shall you stupidly stand in front of the tanks like the “unknown rebel” at Tiananmen and hope to have a better result?

No, none of these bold acts of self-sacrifice change the policies of the government that they wished to achieve. However, these people became icons for the struggle of free humanity. We must not engage in activist fairytales that fantasize about a band of ragtag rebels that takedown a huge system with a simple act of civil disobedience. One may be able to cite a few instances where a handful of people have successfully changed a bleak situation. But when we go down the corridors of history, we see in order to change an oppressive system it took a semi coordinated effort to get the results they wanted (and it wasn’t a group of two or three people tying themselves to a tree that made a difference).

The answer to all of this is the natural right to be able to defend yourself. Most of us in our lifetime will never have to do anything drastic that would require bloodshed. But those that want to keep us in line with their idea of governance will always resort to coercion and violence to achieve their goal for total world dominance. We should look at the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms as a defensive measure and not an offensive one. We should truly put into perspective the act of gun control for what it really is: Racist ordinances that have been repackaged for the enslavement of the general population and the assurance of power for an illegitimate ruling class. What side of history will you be on? Will you side with the gun grabbers hiding behind their false brand of liberalism? Or will you side with the people, who will resist the laws rooted in racism and class warfare?