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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Racist roots of Gun Control

Here's an excellent introduction to where gun control laws came from, and what motivated them. Massachusetts gun laws are prominently featured - not surprising if you know just how racist Boston really is.

I'd never heard of the Deacons for Defense. Quite a story. The Second Amendment Sisters is prominent in this video, and is an exact analogue. And the War on Drugs is directly - correctly, in my view* - compared to Prohibition.

The comments at Youtube are illuminating, although you'll want to take a shower afterwards.

* You can learn everything you need to know about the War on Drugs by reading the text of the Twenty First Amendment.

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