The dark history of gun control in Michigan
Unfortunately our great state has a very dark history when it comes to gun control, and much of it started thanks to Public Act 372 of 1927 a law designed primarily to keep pistols out of the hands of Detroits African American population thereby denying them the right to self defense after a Dr. by the name of Ossian Sweet moved his family to a predominantly white neighborhood and was forced to use firearms to protect his home and family.
Act 372 of 1927
posted on 01/18/2013 3:59:24 PM PST
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i'm pretty sure Glover woudn't understand the relationship, but the part of the Second Amendment that was damaging to the Abolitionists (only one of whom was present at the writing ~ John Leland, who started the Abolition movement, invented the Blues, and created the Primitive Baptist church while also writing the First Amendment) is in it's prohibition on the federal government from abridging this body of rights in any way. He knew there were ways the Congress could have expanded it to derail slavery.
It's not so much that the Second underlines your right to have guns ~ rather, it's that the US Constitution, in this single amendment, says EVERYBODY in America is the equivalent of a noblemen in the broadest sense ~ but any limitations on that status is in the hands of the states ~ almost all of whom had or had had in the recent past, legal slavery.
In short, while abolishing the traditional European class system in America, it also handed over power to the states to restrict that right ~ and we can only guess it was for the purpose of protecting the institution of slavery.
Else, it could easily have been stated that 'neither the Congress nor any state shall abridge the right of the people'.
It's only recently that the USSC has finally said the 14th Amendment also makes the 2nd Amendment apply to the states.
Slavery finally ended in America on Tuesday, June 29, 2010.
It's not surprising that the Democrats wish to resurrect the traditional class structures through recission of that same amendment ~ they so miss their privileges over the broad masses.
posted on 01/18/2013 4:13:52 PM PST
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