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Preserve Gun Rights, Save Black Lives

Florida Cracker Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 11:29 AM
Apparently, there is a limit on the size of a post, so this will be in two posts. The quotes are from From Ira Berlin’s “Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America” 1998, Belknap Press. Notice that one of those quotes refers to free Northern Blacks.
Florida Cracker Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 11:30 AM
page 123. Mid-1700s, Chesapeake, “Free black people lost the right to employ white indentured servants, hold office, bear arms, muster in the militia, and vote.

page 285, Late-1700s, Upper South, “... and all free blacks, women as well as men, were barred from owning dogs and guns and trading without a permit.”

page 356, Early 1800s, Lower Mississippi Valley, “... the legislature struck at the privileges free [black] people had enjoyed under Spanish rules, issuing prohibitions against their carrying guns...

page 187, Early 1700s, Northern colonies, “In various places, free blacks were required by law to carry special passes to travel, trade, and keep a gun or a dog.”
Gilchrist Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 12:51 PM
You might also note the third largest slave holder in Louisiana was a black man.

This past Friday my organization, CURE, sponsored a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, to bring attention to the importance of rigorously defending the right of all Americans, guaranteed under the 2nd Amendment of our Constitution, to own a gun.

Our event provided a forum for black leaders from the world of politics and public policy in Washington, from the business community, from academia, and from the clergy to express their deep concern about efforts currently underway to limit our God-given and constitutional individual right of self-defense.

Why would an organization like CURE, whose mission focuses on...