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Gun Control & Racism: Laws & Taxes Meant to Limit Minority Gun Ownership In America (Opinion)

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John Salvatore

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Originally published by our friends at Ammo.

Every schoolchild knows that the Declaration of Independence declares that the basic equality of man is “self-evident.” The United States Constitution enumerates what the inalienable rights only alluded to by the Declaration. An inalienable right is one that exists regardless of whether or not it is recognized by the state. For example, you have a right to free speech regardless of whether or not the Constitution recognizes it. Thus any restrictions on free speech are curbs of this pre-existing right, not an actual elimination of that right. One of them is the right to keep and bear arms. Another is the right to a speedy and public trial.

However, particularly with the Second Amendment, there’s long been a struggle between the ideals of America and the reality on the ground with regard to race. What’s more, minorities in the United States are disproportionately the victims of violent crime. Both of these things together make it crucial to understand self defense and the Second Amendment from the perspective of race in America.

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Part of the problem is that, unlike European nations which grew organically, America is an invention of a handful of Englishmen. They founded the nation on a set of ideas and there has always been a tension between those ideas and the reality. This is, in some sense, unavoidable: reality will always have trouble living up to an ideal. A failure to live up to that ideal in the past according to terms established today doesn’t make the entire project – or any specific part of it – worthless or suspect.

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Before we get into the meat of the matter, we should note that the American ideal has expanded the Second Amendment (and the rest of the Constitution for that matter) to de jure include all Americans. One can be skeptical of the notion of “progress” while seeing the moves to repeal race-based restrictions on firearms ownership as big steps in the right direction.

Finally, it is worth noting – and we will do so at length later – that none of the racially-motivated laws on the books in America are uniquely American. Racism, in the sense employed by the average person not the expanded version used by left-wing ideologues, was not a uniquely American institution, but the norm throughout human history.

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Recall him, New Jersey!

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Nancy Pelosi goes to get her hair done, but nobody else can. Gavin Newsom attends a fancy dinner, but nobody else can. Now, Democrat Governor Phil Murphy has been caught being a hypocrite, too. What is it with these Dems, thinking the rules don’t apply to them? Do they genuinely believe “Do as I say, not as I do?” Unreal, man. WATCH: https://twitter.com/zerosum24/status/1330682230100930562?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1330682230100930562%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.weaselzippers.us%2F More on Murphy and New Jersey, via Fox News: Howell Township, New Jersey, Police Chief Andrew Kudrick Jr. told “Fox & Friends Weekend” that his department will not enforce Gov. Phil Murphy’s “draconian” coronavirus guidelines for the holidays. Murphy, a Democrat, has called for a 10-person limit for in-household gatherings. “Our community is hurting,” Kudrick said. “I live here. I grew up here. I shop here. I go out to dinner here. And I talk one-on-one with our business owners… and I see how much they’re hurting.” Recall him, New Jersey!

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Black Lives Matter Wants Biden to Begin ‘Roadmap’ Toward Abolishing Prisons & Police

Don’t forget about reparations!

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They should really change the name to “criminal lives matter.” That’s what BLM stands for. That’s who they represent. With their latest statement, the organization is making it known that lawbreakers should be allowed to roam the streets without fear of being arrested. What a message to send. Keep this up, BLM, and the GOP will retain the Senate and take the House in 2022. From The Daily Wire: Despite indications that the “Defund the Police” movement had a negative impact on Democrats’ election success, leaders of Black Lives Matter are petitioning for a meeting with an incoming Joe Biden-Kamala Harris administration, and demanding that Biden support the “BREATHE Act,” which includes a “roadmap’ to abolishing law enforcement and a demand for reparations. The Act, which BLM touts as “a radical reimagining of public safety, community care, and how we spend money as a society,” is its central legislative effort, and represents a list of demands that align only with the aims of far-left legislators. Continued: But, Fox News reports that BLM’s founders, including self-identified Marxist Patrisse Cullors, and their “Squad” allies in Congress — notably Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) — are pressing for the BREATHE Act to pass Congress and receive a rubber stamp from any Biden White House. Black Lives Matter and Antifa radicals have no intention of slowing down. They’re just going to keep ramping up the violence. Like a middle child, these babies clearly crave attention. But how much longer can police officers put up with the harassment and threats? How much longer will liberal “leaders” allow these acts of aggression to continue? WATCH: https://twitter.com/stillgray/status/1305245973321400321?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1305245973321400321%7Ctwgr%5Eshare_3&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.weaselzippers.us%2F

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