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I thought I would share this article I found with everyone here. I attached the first paragraph.

http://www.constitution.org/cmt/cramer/racist_roots.htm

The Racist Roots of Gun Control
Clayton E. Cramer​

{17} The historical record provides compelling evidence that racism underlies gun control laws — and not in any subtle way. Throughout much of American history, governments openly stated that gun control laws were useful for keeping blacks and Hispanics "in their place" and for quieting the racial fears of whites.

Racist arms laws predate the establishment of the United States. This is not surprising. Blacks in the New World were often slaves, and revolts against slave owners often degenerated into less selective forms of racial warfare. The perception that free blacks were sympathetic to the plight of their enslaved brothers and the "dangerous" example that blacks could actually handle freedom often led New World governments to disarm all blacks, both slave and free.
 

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I am glad you posted this. I just joined an organization called georgiacarry.org that has lots of good information about the background of gun laws in GA and how it stemmed from the whites trying to keep guns away from the blacks. Probably not something lots of people know about. I will take the time to read what you posted later.
 

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It seems from what reading I have done that Gun Control laws started out as a means to control the newly freed slaves and where not consider to apply to citizens (White People). Over time these laws where then used against the poor and uneducated to keep them in there place so that the local powers to be could maintain control for many years.
 

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Your information is correct. Just recently I watched a DVD entitled, "In Search of the Second Amendment" which is being passed along on the KTOG forum. It explained the events leading up to barring slaves and freed slaves from owning guns. The ruling was overturned on the grounds that freed slaves should have the same rights as any other man, ie-the right to bear arms. This showed conclusively what the founders' intent was when penning the 2nd Amendment.

Great movie, very educational if you get a chance, watch it! 8)
 
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