In a recent article, National Review author Cody J. Wisniewski shares with us a new discovery: gun control laws impact minorities more harshly than white people. Wow! Whoodathunk?
Actually, gun control laws have ALWAYS been about race. The first gun control laws on this continent were meant to keep firearms out of the hands of the native Americans. Then gun control laws were enacted to make sure that black people, both slaves AND free wouldn’t have guns. And then, in the early part of the 1900’s concealed carry laws were added to make sure that Irish, Italians, and Jews didn’t carry guns around with them. Etc. Etc. Etc.
Mr. Wisniewski stated: “In January 2016, New York mayor Bill de Blasio created “Project Fast Track” to aggressively pursue all firearms cases in New York. Defendants in that court are overwhelmingly young black males who are charged with simply possessing an illegal firearm — not using it or committing any violent crime. The majority in these cases have never been convicted of a felony.” (Emphasis mine.)
It’s not about crime, per se. It’s about keeping guns out of the hands of minorities, and keeping power in the hands of those who already have it. As Chairman Mao said: “All political power comes out of the barrel of a gun.”