Gun control is pushed endlessly by the left as a way to decrease violence and save lives, but many people aren’t aware of the gun control movement’s sordid, racist history.
In this Daily Caller Productions video, black gun rights activists explain how gun control efforts evolved from “Slave Codes” that banned slaves from owning weapons before the Civil War to “Black Codes” that targeted freed slaves for disarmament to today’s gun control measures that leave majority-black inner-city residents vulnerable to criminal predators.
“The genesis of gun control was designed to keep guns out of the hands of black people,” gun rights activist Colion Noir said. “The last thing that they want to do is prop up a message that demonstrates to the very people they rely on to gain their power is the idea that we utilized the very thing they are trying to ban to gain our freedom or to protect our families back during the time period where we needed them the most.”
The video describes how these measures were fought and ultimately overcome by freedom-loving Americans. (RELATED: Diversity In Gun Ownership Nothing New To The Firearm Industry)
Civil rights activist Bob Woodson described how KKK night raids stopped when blacks started shooting back: “A lot of blacks in the South saw that one way of pushing back against racism was to be armed.”
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