Literal Blasts from the Past: Firearms, Freedom, and our Sinful Past

This nice (and well-linked) story in Reason centered around our nation’s sinful history of racial violence rounds out my trilogy of posts on Second Amendment-related freedoms. I could make an argument of my own, or cite the author, but let’s let an historical figure say it best: “In the last analysis, lynching of Negroes is going to stop in the South when the cowardly mob is faced by effective guns in the hands of people determined to sell their [lives] dearly.” — W.E.B. Dubois. And history may have backed him up.

Posted by Matthew Hogan at February 25, 2005 12:44 AM