Gun control zealots tell us the Second Amendment is an antiquated relic from which we should not take instruction. Even if it were not utterly dépassé, it doesn’t include an individual citizen’s right to bear arms. And even if there is a trove of evidence that the Founders regarded gun ownership as an individual right, that doesn’t count today because the Second Amendment is an antiquated relic.
Besides, the Founders were bigoted/sexist/racist/colonialists. And they were white. ‘Anglo-American,’ if you will. We must tear down monuments, rename all the things, and obliterate their legacy.
Well, MOST of their legacy… New York Uses Historic Gun Bans Against Native Americans, Catholics to Justify Current Restrictions in Court Filing.
Such bans were also commonly applied to blacks in the American south. At the behest of the Democrat KKK: Blacks Used Gun Ownership to Fight the KKK (Cato Institute). For some reason, blacks didn’t have confidence in Democrat Sheriff Bull Conner’s willingness to defend them.
So, some Colonial statutes, like bigoted/sexist/racist/colonialist restrictions on gun ownership, turn out to be “rooted in the historical tradition of “Anglo-American” gun regulations,” and justify “New York’s [present day] “good moral character” clause, which allows officials to deny [firearm] permits to those they don’t feel are good people”. Emphasis mine.
“Anglo-American” privilege? It’s not racist/colonialist/sexist/bigoted when we do it. ‘We’ being the same people who deny self defense is a natural right.
Democrats advertise gun confiscation plans as “common sense.” One wonders what they make of Thomas Paine’s pamphlet of the same title.