First, everyone needs the Second Amendment. It protects all citizens’ God-given/natural right to self-defense. Second, some people need it more than others. Jews. Gays. African Americans. In fact, if there’s one group that’s suffered directly and demonstrably from losing their 2A protection—as in torture, rape, murder, massacre and political disenfranchisement—it’s blacks . . .
No wonder that the Supreme Court’s McDonald decision (striking down Chicago’s handgun ban) made extensive references to the sad history of gun control’s impact on America’s blacks. So . . . WTF? Why are the very people who need the Second Amendment the most against it?
Writing for dailycaller.com, Kenn Blanchard offers his theory on African Americans’ antipathy to gun rights.
This happens because of conditioning over the past four hundred years. It is a lot like Stockholm syndrome. That is when a victim begins to express empathy toward their oppressor, sometimes to the point of defending them. After the Black Codes were instituted proceeding the Civil War black women lost husbands, and mothers lost sons, just for the act of carrying a firearm. To be found in possession of ammunition, or any parts of a weapon, could mean death by a mob. It was socially acceptable to summarily punish an armed black man. And that punishment ranged from public beatings, imprisonment, work camps, to torture/death. A few centuries of that and every black woman that survived had it in her DNA to forbid bringing a sidearm into the house.
She doesn’t care about the right to keep and bear arms argument. She just wants to save the lives of her children. This fear tactic is still being sold to mothers in the city. She doesn’t believe gun ownership applies to her family. She doesn’t have the luxury of philosophical debate about gun control. She just wants to save her race. It is hard to overcome that fear in the black home where the matriarch often rules and the facts are not there.
It’s an interesting proposition: gun control created a deeply ingrained culture of passivity that stops blacks from embracing their civil right to keep and bear arms. And yet . . .
The founding members of the Black Panthers certainly knew that exercising their 2A rights was the key to racial equality. You know; before CA Governor Ronald Reagan passed a law to trample on their political awakening.
What’s your take? Why do Jews, gays, blacks and other minorities agitate for their own disarmament? What makes them so meshugah?