06 June 2014

The 2nd Amendment & Civil Rights

In his new book, This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made The Civil Rights Movement Possible, journalist [and professor] Charles Cobb shows how important guns were not only to leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr. but also to many black Southerners who "believed in both nonviolence and self-defense." (Source.)
I've posted about this topic before.

2 comments:

ropelight said...

Weapons are and have always been the unmistakable mark of free men, it's slaves who are denied the means to protect themselves.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Correct. One of our "inalienable" rights which the Constitution does NOT grant, but only acknowledges.