The genealogy of Gun Control in the US was rooted in racism at the country’s founding, just as it is today and is usually promoted by White Elitists.
How it happened: April 18, 1775
British General Thomas Gage Royal Governor of Massachusetts, orders Major John Pitcairn to Concord.
Objective: Disarm a group of colonists and
Seize all powder, shot and arms
When 700 British Soldiers arrive on April 19th, they were fired upon by the Militia, and the Revolutionary War had begun.
As convoluted as it seems soon the Governors of New York and Connecticut may be issuing similar orders to their State Police. That is why we are supporting the Shot Heard Round the U.S. because we can’t believe it is happening either.
NOTE: Show solidarity with NY and CT. Join in on a “SHOT HEARD ROUND THE U.S.” on April 19th 2014.
Gather up your militia at your gun clubs and fire a shot at NOON in your time zone. Fire a shot to show your disgust at the few who insist on trashing the Constitution.
Why did a group of every day common people start a fight with a world superpower in 1775?
Was it because the Taxes were to high for the Colonists? Taxes had been high for years.
Tyranny of the King? The British Soldiers have been stationed in America for decades.
Liberty and Justice for All? They had the security of Crown and Crown Justice already.
Taking the powder and arms, shot and shell was the last straw.
Without arms they would be in total bondage to the crown.
What Would You Have Done?
Negotiate with the British in a progressive thoughtful peaceful way? (Reasonable discussion?)
Nothing at all, just watch the fight and wait for a winner? (I don’t own guns and I don’t want to get involved)
Risk everything you have for liberty.
People fell into one of the above categories in 1775 as well as today. Today you might add in people that have been trained to fear any and all guns.
The first two choices were the politically correct choices at the time.
In today’s world they still are, and there are even pro gun people that today would choose option #1 or #2.
1776 The Declaration of Independence is Signed.
1783 The Treaty of Paris ended the war after a surrender by the British.
Great Britain was forced to recognize the independence of the 13 colonies of the United States.
1786 The 13 colonies adopt a Constitution and the “Ratification” Process begins.
1789 Constitution is Ratified.
1791 Bill of Rights comes into force on ratification by Virginia .
Bill of Rights
The First Ten Amendments to the Constitution of the United States are known as the Bill of Rights, except for the ACLU, they have in omitted in their explanation of the Bill of Rights.
The Founders had fought the most powerful nation in the world.
When ruled by the Crown, British Troops would have to be housed in peoples homes.
They were not allowed to speak ill of the King. They were taxed to the point of slavery.
The Crown tried to disarm them.
All the things they fought for are listed in the Bill of Rights in order of importance.
1792 First Gun Control Law Passed and it had to do with Freed Slaves.
In the Militia Act of 1792, the second Congress defined “militia of the United States” to include almost every free adult male in the United States.
This was veiled Gun Control to not allow former slaves to bear arms. Most gun control schemes that follow are all rooted in racism by “progressive elites that shudder at the though of people of color with firearms”.
1813 Kentucky enacted the first carrying concealed weapon statute in the United States.
1822 The Kentucky Court of Appeals struck down the law as a violation of the state constitutional protection of the right to keep and bear arms.
1837 Georgia completely banned the sale of pistols.
1840 Indiana, Alabama and Arkansas all had concealed carry laws in the early to mid 1800’s
1850 Dred Scott is declared free in St. Louis, Missouri
Why is Dred Scott important to Gun Rights?
Slavery, and Post Civil War racism has much to do with “Gun Control” by elitist, progressive, ruling political class people. And they all used a great sounding reason for justification.
Two years later the Missouri Supreme Court stepped in, reversing the decision. Scott and his lawyers then brought his case to a federal court. The Circuit Court upheld the decision of the Missouri Supreme Court. Scott appealed his case to the United States Supreme Court.
1857 Dred Scott Decision and Missouri Compromise are overruled.
Constitution is again mis-read by Supreme Court or was it?
The Supreme Court overturned Dred Scott’s freedoms because:
It would give to persons of the negro race, who are recognized as citizens in any one state of the Union, the right to enter every other state whenever they pleased….
and it would give them full liberty of speech in public
and in private upon all subjects upon which its own citizens might meet; to hold public meetings upon political affairs
and to keep and carry arms wherever they went.
The Supreme Court overturned Dred Scott’s freedoms because of racism and fear of people of color owning firearms.
In other words the rights of some citizens were deemed to be these basic tenants of the Bill of Rights
It would be Eleven more years and tremendous pain and suffering to drive this point home to all concerned.
1861 Civil War Begins
1865 Civil War Ends
In 1868 the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified and any confusion was cleared up.
The US Constitution supersedes the States when it comes to Rights of the People.(Except if you have a progressive Democrat Governor and legislators like New York)
“No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws”.
In other words.
The Constitution is the Constitution of the people of the States.
1871 National Rifle Association is Founded
1880 – 1911 Cow Towns enforce No Gun Zones
Shoot Out at OK Corral
New York City passes Sullivan Act
The Sullivan Act required licenses for New Yorkers to possess firearms small enough to be concealed.
Possession of such firearms without a license was a misdemeanor, carrying them was a felony. Named for its primary legislative sponsor, state senator Timothy Sullivan, a notoriously corrupt Tammany Hall politician, it is the oldest existing gun control laws in the United States and is now over 100 years old. According to the logic of Gun Control Progressives, Gun Violence should have ceased to exist in NY City 50 or 60 years ago.
1934 National Firearms Act
National Firearms Act
President Franklin D. Roosevelt hoped this act would eliminate machine guns from America’s streets.
Other firearms such as short-barreled shotguns and rifles, parts of guns like silencers, were also regulated. (Regulated not banned!)
All gun sales and gun manufacturers were slapped with a $200 tax (no small amount for Americans mired in the Great Depression; that would be like a tax of $2,500 today) on each firearm, and all buyers were required to fill out paperwork subject to Treasury Dept. approval.
1938 Federal Firearms Act
Law affected those involved in selling and shipping firearms through interstate or foreign commerce channels.
Anyone involved in the selling of firearms was required to obtain a Federal Firearms License from the Secretary of Commerce ($1 annual fee).
They were also required to record the names and addresses of everyone they sold guns to and were prohibited from selling to those people who were convicted of certain crimes or lacked a permit.
1968 Gun Control Act (two years after the long hot summer of 1965 and riots in inner cities)
Gun Control Act of 1968
Restricted the sale of guns by mail or to out-of-state residents and placed restrictions on ammunition sales
The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms was created to enforce the Gun Control Act of 1968.
Law Enforcement Officers Protection Act made it illegal for anyone to manufacture or import armor piercing ammunition,or “cop-killer bullets,” which are capable of penetrating bulletproof clothing.
The Crime Control Act for establishing “drug-free school zones,” including criminal penalties for possessing or discharging a firearm in a school zone.
It also outlawed the assembly of illegal semiautomatic rifles or shotguns from legally imported parts.
1994 The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act
National Instant Criminal Background Check System, run by the FBI,
The new background check system applies to all firearms and allows checks to be done over the phone or electronically with results returned immediately in most cases.
Also in 1994
Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, commonly referred to as the “Assault Weapons Ban,” banned the manufacture, possession, and importation of new semiautomatic assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition
feeding devices (or magazines) for civilian use. Criteria for semiautomatic assault weapons that fall under the ban are provided as well as a list of 19 specific firearms.
It also prohibits juveniles from possessing or selling handguns .
Governor Andrew Cuomo passes a Message of Necessity in the wee hours of the morning creating millions of criminals in New York State allowing him to “Seize all powder, shot and arms’
Present Day Proposed laws are in the works to regulate and restrict through micro stamping. This would make owning a firearm only available to the rich. Now the common folk would be disarmed even though the right to keep and bear arms has not been infringed.
Meanwhile just as in the Dred Scott Case, the Supreme Court of the United States continues to allow subordinate courts to ignore their decisions and drag their feet in allowing States and Courts to re-write the Second Amendment because of a group of people that cannot live with the thought of people of color owning firearms and because of that fear ALL people must be disarmed.