There is no Equality without the Equalizer

Monday, February 25, 2013 | Equal Gun Rights | Equal Gun Rights
It's about Equality.

You won't see President Obama or his gun-grabbing cohorts admitting it, but the simple fact is that disarmament in America has historically been racially motivated.

Yes, you read that right. Gun Control has racist roots.

According to the George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal Vol. 2 (1991): 67 titled Gun Control & Racism:

    The history of gun control in America possesses an ugly component: discrimination and oppression of blacks, other racial and ethnic minorities, immigrants, and other "unwanted elements," including union organizers and agrarian reformers. Firearms laws were often enacted to disarm and facilitate repressive action against these groups.

    The first gun control laws were enacted in the ante-bellum South forbidding blacks, whether free or slave, to possess arms, in order to maintain blacks in their servile status. After the Civil War, the South continued to pass restrictive firearms laws in order to deprive the newly freed blacks from exercising their rights of citizenship.

    Another old American prejudice supported such gun control efforts, then as it does now: the idea that poor people, and especially the black poor, are not to be trusted with firearms.

It is unconscionable that in 2013, so-called progressives are quietly permitting laws to stand that disproportionately diminish the rights of minorities. The late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was blocked by segregationists when he tried to get his concealed carry permit, because they knew equal strength to defend oneself leads to societal equality. Sadly, gun control advocates today are de facto fighting for that same inequality.

And as you can see in our short video, African-Americans and other minorities are still the primary victims of gun control legislation in America.

Tell President Obama, Mayors Bloomberg and Emanuel & Congress to END RACIST GUN CONTROL LAWS &

Watch the Video & Sign the Equal Gun Rights Petition Today

Anti-gun Mayors Michael Bloomberg and Rahm Emanual preside over the two of the largest cities in America. Both Chicago & New York's populations have a majority of minorities AND both cities have the most restrictive gun laws in the country.


Bloomberg and Emanuel may not have racist intents, but the gun control they are pushing has real life racial consequences.

“It doesn't matter where you live, whether in the city, suburbs or a rural area,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb, “all law abiding citizens should be able to defend themselves and their families.”

The Equal Gun Rights video spot, website and campaign (produced in collaboration with Larry Ward of Political Media – The Gun Appreciation Day Founder) highlight the disproportionate impact of gun control laws on African-Americans, Latinos and other minorities, and show how it leaves large groups unable to defend themselves, their families, or their businesses.

The video shows citizens from different parts of the country commenting on their local gun laws, providing a vivid contrast between people who live in regions with laws that enable citizens to exercise their rights, and those who reside in areas with restrictive gun laws which typically have larger minority populations, including Chicago, Washington D.C. and New York City.

Tell President Obama, Mayors Bloomberg and Emanuel & Congress to END RACIST GUN CONTROL LAWS &
Watch the Video & Sign the Equal Gun Rights Petition Today

Self defense is more than a Civil Right…it is a Human Right.

The simple fact is that gun control has historically disarmed far more African Americans than any other demographic group.

Please join us at and demand an end to this discrimination. It doesn't matter where you live, or what kind of neighbors you have – all law abiding citizens should be able to arm and defend themselves.


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