The short answer to the “Do Black Americans Have the Right to Bear Arms” question posed by the ACLU is intuitively obvious…
ALL LAW-ABIDING AMERICANS HAVE THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS UNLESS THEY ARE MENTALLY DEFICIENT, ADDICTS, FELONS, OR TERRORISTS!
With 233 mass shootings so far this year, the issue of gun violence in the U.S. is all too familiar. Tragic events like the Pulse nightclub and Parkland shootings go from being media spectacles to quotidian events at an alarming rate in a country that often heralds the Second Amendment above meaningful safety for all its citizens. The vigilantism of widespread gun ownership puts Black Americans in an especially vulnerable position given the brutality and human cost of discriminatory policing.
The gun violence epidemic continues to spark debate about the Second Amendment and who has a right to bear arms.
But often absent in these debates is the intrinsic anti-Blackness of the unequal enforcement of gun laws, and the relationship between appeals to gun rights and the justification of militia violence.
Throughout the history of this country, the rhetoric of gun rights has been selectively manipulated and utilized to inflame white racial anxiety, and to frame Blackness as an inherent threat.
In this week’s At Liberty podcast episode, you’ll hear from historian Carol Anderson, author of The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America, and Charles Howard Candler, Professor of African American Studies at Emory University, who interrogates the elegiac worship of the Second Amendment and how racism determined its very inclusion in the Bill of Rights.
I am not surprised by the ACLU claiming a relationship between race and the Second Amendment, given their founding and goal of disarming all law-abiding Americans.
And yes, even those who appear to be members of an armed Black militia have that right until they commit an offense.
Even the notoriously corrupt Southern Poverty Law Center lists the New Black Panther Party as an “SPLC Hate Group, noting, “The New Black Panther Party is a virulently racist and anti-Semitic organization whose leaders have encouraged violence against whites, Jews, and law enforcement officers.” <Source>
A conclusion that I find inescapable is that these armed Black groups are mostly communist front groups that serve as the shock troops of the progressive communist democrats as they seek to use identity politics to gain or maintain political power. I wonder if they study history where they will find that insurgents such as themselves are often the first people eliminated when a communist regime takes power – lest they become a threat to the regime when it eventually turns its back on the people in favor of the dictators, the elites and the oligarchs. Useful idiots all.
We are so screwed.
The Gun Control Act (GCA), codified at 18 U.S.C. § 922(g), makes it unlawful for certain categories of persons to ship, transport, receive, or possess firearms or ammunition, to include any person:
The GCA at 18 U.S.C. § 922(n) also makes it unlawful for any person under indictment for a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year to ship, transport, or receive firearms or ammunition.
Further, the GCA at 18 U.S.C. § 922(d) makes it unlawful to sell or otherwise dispose of firearms or ammunition to any person who is prohibited from shipping, transporting, receiving, or possessing firearms or ammunition. <Source: BATFE>
“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!
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“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS "The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius “A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell