First published in 1962, the book “Negroes with Guns” is the story of a southern black community’s struggle to arm itself in self-defense against the Ku Klux Klan and other racist groups. Frustrated and angered by violence condoned or abetted by the local authorities against African Americans, the town of Monroe, North Carolina, brought the issue of armed self-defense to the forefront of the civil rights movement. These African Americans were able to defend themselves against racist hate groups through gun ownership.
Once again, gun control is racist. The earliest gun control laws were designed to keep guns out of the hands of recently freed slaves, so that they would defenseless. Nowadays, gun control has a disproportionate effect upon minorities, who are more likely to live in cities with draconian gun restriction. The result is suffering by the innocent and unarmed victims, while only those willing to break the law can defend themselves.
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