With a tragedy in the headlines, it’s important to remember why the Second Amendment must be protected.
Gun control was used for centuries in the Americas to deny slaves the ability to conduct armed rebellions. During the Jim Crow era, gun control laws were enacted throughout the South to deny blacks equal citizenship. One of the principal missions of the Ku Klux Klan was to confiscate firearms from blacks.
The Truth About Gun Control, Racism and Genocide also reveals that each of the six greatest genocides of the 20th century, in which a million or more people were murdered, was preceded by gun confiscation. Disarmed people are also helpless against armed thieves and thugs, especially when the government has broken down and chaos reigns, as we’ve observed recently in the United States.
The ACRU provides this special report, “The Truth about Gun Control”, as ammunition against the imposition of unconstitutional laws that benefit only tyrants and criminals.