WashPost goes “full history-tard,” claims guns are racist, ignores fact that gun control sought to disarm black men

Monday, March 12, 2018
By Paul Martin

by: JD Heyes
Monday, March 12, 2018

Along with other legacy media outlets, The Washington Post continues to solidify its reputation as a thinly-disguised Marxist agitprop rag posing as a legitimate news organization.

The latest example of this is an actual story — not an opinion piece — claiming that gun ownership is racist and that whites use the Second Amendment today to ‘keep people of color in their places.’

Twisting facts and reshaping historical data to fit his wild claim, writer Nathan Wuertenberg — co-editor of the book “Demand the Impossible: Essays in History as Activism” and founder of the online journal “The Activist History Review” — asserts that “gun rights are about keeping white men on top,” and adds: “It shouldn’t surprise us that mass shootings have increased as minorities and women strive for equality.”

He begins his essay thusly:

Gun violence is rooted in white supremacy. We can’t solve the first without understanding its connection to the second.

Discussions of gun “rights” in the United States usually revolve around debated interpretations of the Second Amendment. But if we truly want to understand the influence of guns in our society, we need to center the debate in a much earlier period, one before the Constitution or the Bill of Rights.

In Colonial America, gun ownership equaled power. More specifically, it meant the power to control the means of violence and use those means to suppress the voices of the disenfranchised.

He goes onto say that 17th-century laws forbade women and slaves from owning guns and did not permit the sale of guns to Native Americans. True enough; women were not treated as equals then, slaves were property, and Native American tribes were often hostile to European settlers — so why would colonists arm them? (Related: The American Pravda media isn’t merely biased against Trump — it’s HYPER-biased, which is why most Americans can’t stand them.)

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