The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same
June 19, 2015
After they lost the Civil War and were forced to free the slaves, Democrats looked for other ways to bully black Americans. A significant part of the history of gun-control laws in America is the history of Democrats trying to keep black people from defending themselves (see, e.g., “The Great Equalizer: Civil rights and the Second Amendment” and “Gun Control and Racism”).
Today it’s fashionable for Democrats to be pro-black instead of anti-black (simply treating all people as people, regardless of color, continues to elude them), but some things never change. In response to the terrible shooting of Christians at worship in Charleston, South Carolina (including a state legislator and several pastors) two days ago, Hillary Clinton, like clockwork, called for more gun control.
In a speech yesterday, she opined that after the shooting, “We have to face hard truths about race, violence, guns, and division.” She asked, “How many innocent people in our country, from little children to church members to movie theater attendees, how many people do we need to see cut down before we act?”
Update (June 19th, 2015):
- Added picture from Conservatism Repackaged.
- David French wishes more people were armed and able to defend themselves and others.
- American Thinker reflects further on this.