Liberty Commentary

Terrorists & GangBangers & Minorities! Oh My!

from Days of our Trailers

It’s fairly common for gun control activists to stereotype firearm owners as ‘knuckle-dragging rednecks’ and that our feelings would change if we saw ‘black folk’ walking around open carrying firearms. They even have Bogus research supporting them. Why is it then that most ‘gun control’ bills seem focused on disarming minorities?

Beyond Clayton Cramer’s classic piece on the history of keeping guns out of the hands of minorities, we also have the attempts by the government to disarm Native Americans and those who live in Gov’t housing (again mostly minorities).

Today we have members of the Illinois State Legislature heeding the words of VPC ED Josh Sugarmann that African Americans need to be disarmed for their own protection with the introduction of HB6123which would make it a Class 1 felony to knowingly sell or give a firearm to a person who is a street gang member. Now to be fair, Illinois does have a statute stating what a ‘gang-member‘ is even though it gives no way to tell how to recognize a gangmember. Of course we all know who they’re targeting when even gun control advocate Robyn Ringler banned the phrase ‘Gang Banger’ from her blog claiming it was a super-seeckrit codeword for blacks and hispanics.

All this is is a pathetic state-level attempt to restrict guns based off of loaded language like ‘suspected terrorist‘.

Assuming it would pass, the only effect it would have would be to place FFL dealers in the position of deciding between a Class 1 felony or a discrimination lawsuit.

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