[Marxism] Fwd: United States Policing and "Gun Rights" Began With Slave Patrols
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Fri Jan 19 05:35:34 MST 2018
In Loaded, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz details the white supremacist background
of the Second Amendment and the perennial NRA cry of gun rights. She
reveals the irony of the gun lobby's equation of gun ownership with
freedom. Guns, after all, she notes, were vital tools in the suppression
and killing of the Indigenous population and Black people before the
Bill of Rights was written. Get the book now with a donation to Truthout.
In the chapter "Slave Patrol," Dunbar-Ortiz provides the historical
context for how militias that killed and oppressed slaves and Indigenous
persons became the precedent for the militia cited in the Second
Amendment. The following is the full-chapter excerpt.
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