- Jun 2022
Elie Mystal writes in Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy's Guide to the Constitution:
There was an original purpose to the Second Amendment, but it wasn't to keep people safe. It was to preserve white supremacy and slavery. (p36)
He indicates that there are quotes from Patrick Henry and George Mason, governor of Virginia. They needed the ability to raise an armed militia to put down slave revolts and didn't want to rely on the federal government to do it.
- [ ] Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy's Guide to the Constitution by Elie Mystal #wanttoread
link to 1967 Mulford Act signed by Ronald Reagan see also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mulford_Act