It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.


Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.


Just some history on gun control.

page: 1

log in


posted on Sep, 30 2006 @ 01:42 AM
While doing some research on U.N. gun control I came upon this web page that has some good historical info. Check it out.


Before the Civil War ended, State "Slave Codes" prohibited slaves from owning guns. After President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 and after the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution abolishing slavery was adopted and the Civil War ended in 1865, States persisted in prohibiting blacks, now freemen, from owning guns under laws renamed "Black Codes." They did so on the basis that blacks were not citizens, and thus did not have the same rights, including the right to keep and bear arms protected in the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, as whites. This view was specifically articulated by the U.S. Supreme Court in its infamous 1857 decision in Dred Scott v. Sandford to uphold slavery.

The United States Congress overrode most portions of the Black Codes by passing the Civil Rights Act of 1866. The legislative histories of both the Civil Rights Act and the Fourteenth Amendment, as well as The Special Report of the Anti-Slavery Conference of 1867, are replete with denunciations of those particular statutes that denied blacks equal access to firearms. [Kates, "Handgun Prohibition and the Original Meaning of the Second Amendment," 82 Mich. L. Rev. 204, 256 (1983)] However, facially neutral disarming through economic means laws remain in effect.

posted on May, 15 2007 @ 03:03 PM
I am not exactly certain as what is implied or intended by this thread other than the historical background.

I am reading it in its context today and looking foreward in time to mean that Gun control is an attempt to make all of us second or third class citizens while we are paying first class rates. Am I mistaken here.??

Gun control is people control?? A non free people?

A people watched over by a benevolent master. This is feudalism. Not liberty. And Americans are not by nature a Feudal people. We left that drivel back in Europe.

Just musing here on this topic as reflected in the OP.


new topics

log in