You want tougher gun control laws; look back to history for the answer.

Whenever black and brown people used current gun laws in the context of the second amendment… the most sweeping gun control laws in the history of the United States were passed.

Here is a quote from a book that examines the time in history when The Black Panthers’ knowledge of current gun laws caused California to become the first state to pass strict gun control laws.

“As the Black Panthers’ strategy of armed self-defense became more and more Black Pantherseffective at mobilizing members of the black community, the Panthers attracted even greater attention among authorities…

On April 5, 1967…Assemblyman, Mulford introduced a bill, AB 1591, in the California legislature proposing to outlaw the carrying loaded firearms in public.”

-Joshua Bloom and Waldo E. Martin, Jr.

“Black Against Empire: The History And Politics Of The Black Panther Party”

Then Governor Ronald Regan signed that bill into law and went on to become the ‘Father’ of the Conservative movement who now supports no regulation of firearms.

Origins of gun control legislation

Ta-Nehisi Coates, senior editor for The Atlantic, talks about his personal views on gun culture as the Up w/ Chris Hayes panelists discuss the origins of gun control legislation.


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