"I have been convinced that gun prohibitionists are the racists – from the anti-Black gun restrictions of the Reconstruction era, through the Sullivan Act, onward to the 1968 banning of Saturday Night Specials and today’s efforts to make urban populations unarmed by fiat.
Everyone of any race should be agitating for 2nd Amendment rights vigorously, since the anti-gunners have tried so hard to keep guns out of the hands of what they see as those races, ethnicities and socioeconomic groups deemed less deserving of those rights for 150+ years."
- Mikee (commenting at sayuncle's)
This. This is absolutely true, and has been thoroughly documented throughout history. Of course the anti-gun, anti-rights crowd will just ignore this because it doesn't fit with their world view. Or, if they're like my roommate they'll make the claim that perhaps blacks are inherently more aggressive and violent than other races, thus necessitating gun control. I suspect he felt comfortable saying this because he's part black, but it doesn't make the statement any less racist.