It never ceases to amaze me when I see the mental gymnastics that anti-2A politicians twist their arguments into to try to “justify” taking away Second Amendment rights from everyday Americans. It’s truly mind boggling.
What makes it especially ludicrous is that the people who push for gun control tend to be the same people pushing for diversity of all kinds and who are crusading against racism (I’d like to think that all of us would agree that racism is wrong). Yet, gun control, historically, was very often put into place for overtly racist reasons (to keep freed slaves and their decedents from being able to defend themselves against racists).
So, when an African-American Attorney General tries to use the racist history of gun control and anti-Catholic bias in the state’s history to justify gun control, it’s just… disgusting. Stephen Gutowski gives us the details:
The Empire State believes its gun-carry restrictions are similar to racist gun bans from the past, and that’s why they should be upheld.
New York cited historical bans on gun ownership by Native Americans and Catholics to support its current concealed-carry permitting law. The state argued in a Monday filing its “good moral character” clause, which allows officials to deny permits to those they don’t feel are good people, is rooted in the historical tradition of “Anglo-American” gun regulations. It first pointed to several colonial gun bans as analogous to its own law.
“From the early days of English settlement in America, the colonies sought to prevent Native American tribes from acquiring firearms, passing laws forbidding the sale and trading of arms to Indigenous people,” the filing from the office of Attorney General Letitia James (D.) reads.
New York then cited historical laws in England and America denying people their gun rights based on religion as another example of the tradition its requirement is based in.
“[E]ven after the English Bill of Rights established a right of the people to arm themselves, the right was only given to Protestants, based on a continued belief that Catholics were likely to engage in conduct that would harm themselves or others and upset the peace,” the filing said.
The arguments come in an effort to save the subjective standard for issuing permits after the Supreme Court struck down the state’s similarly subjective “good reason” clause earlier this year in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen. That case also established a new standard for reviewing Second Amendment cases that involves proving regulations are rooted in tradition from the time of the founding.
To put it in a nutshell, the anti-2A Attorney General of New York State is saying that past racism and anti-Catholic bias justifies preventing some people from being able to legally have firearms.
Look, if your best argument to justify something is “We did terrible things in the past, but that makes doing them again in the future okay,” then, your argument is weak on all levels.
The people of New York State deserve better public “servants” than this, and, frankly, AG James should be impeached if for no other reason than for trying to justify racism and religious bias.
ALL IT EVER COMES DOWN TO IS: 2ND AMENDMENT BABY!
OUR FOUNDING FATHERS KNEW HOW CORRUPT GOVERNMENT COULD PREVENT US FROM DEFENDING OURSELVES! WE ARE NO LONGER IN THE CLUTCHES OF BRITISH RULE! WE ARE FREE AMERICANS WHO ABSOLUTELY HAVE THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS.
AFTER ALL “ IT IS A GOD GIVEN INALIENABLE RIGHT”!! AMEN HALLELUJAH AMEN!
WE CAME TO AMERICA, FOUGHT FOR OUR FREEDOM AND RIGHTS ,HENCE OUR FOUNDING FATHERS KNEW WHAT WOULD LAY AHEAD IF THE WRONG PEOPLE GOT INTO POWER,AGAIN!! SO … 2ND AMENDMENT BABY! 😎👌🙏💕👍🏻👊✊🏻👏🤙
The Attorney General seems to have missed the point in Bruen. The history aspect being alluded to is all previous to the 1791 time frame given by the Supreme Court.
Time we got a new government without scumbag liberals. Lock and load
That’s kind of along the lines of something like ” I was an idiot once and tried to pet a mad rattlesnake. Now I think I’ll do it again just because it didn’t work too well the first time.”
Doesn’t matter what history did. It matters what the 2nd says and what the 14th did for equal application of the law in all states.
democrats are all about selective interpretation of laws and the Constitution. They’ve been trying to destroy our nation (and more recently the capitalist economic system) since the inception of the party of corruption.
I must have missed something I thought every law abiding citizen no mater what color in this day and time are allowed to bear arms as long as they pass background check seems that some people thank everything is racist. Everyone has the chance to be what ever they want but they have to work hard for it not expect every thing to be handed to them no litarymater what your skin color. A black man became president we have had several become generals in military ,lawyers, ceo’s,teachers etc.They had to do the work and had the desire to do something rather than complain.
The libtards are in competition to see who can come up with the most retarded solution to non-existing problems. The ONLY reason the libtards want to take up your firearms is because they’re pushing a tyrannical Marxist agenda. They want the US to be just like China. The Democrats want to RULE and the Republicans want to GOVERN. Thankfully, there’s a massive red tsunami coming in November.
democrats and their pet bureaucrats create the problems then exacerbate the resulting strife to advance their own ends. They never actually solve a problem, but they are adept at creating new problems.
The fear of the Catholics in Olde England and of the Natives during colonial times is precisely the fear that the Left has – fear of an uprising. The Founders did not have that fear, in fact recognized just the opposite, that the 2A would help prevent the government from becoming abusive, or if necessary a la Thomas Jefferson would assure that the People always had a means to change an abusive government.
AG James is a POS that only holds her title from the scrapes on her knees and nothing more. She has no moral character and is only about shredding the constitution. She is a typical democrat that knows absolutely nothing about history and what the facts are nor does she care. If she really gave a sh*t about New Yorkers she would study the mistakes of her predecessors and try to improve on that. Banning guns and trying to bankrupt gun manufacturers is futile and quite honestly ignorant.
Leave it to the NYSAG to try this. What’s fun will be when her fellow ETHNIC PEER Judge Thomas spanks her for thinking her, Gov. ho and NYS are above the SCOTUS
Required reading for all elected official’s the Constitution especially the SECOND AMENDMENT
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. , NINTH AMENDMENT
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people. , TENTH AMENDMENT The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.
SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED defiantly sounds prohibitive, there by the states have no right to pass laws against arms ….
Just goes to show how UNEDUCATED THE DEMORAT PARTY IS THEY WANT TO TAKE GUNS AWAY TO KEEP THE CITIZENS FROM PROTECTING OURSELVES FROM THE DICTATORSHIP OF THE DEMORAT PARTY. BUT AS LONG AS WE HAVE OUR LEGAL GUNS TO PROTECT OURSELVES FROM DOMESTIC TERRORIST THATS THE DEMORAT PARTY
If those among us that believe that the Founders beliefs and the Constitution don’t start voting for those that are interested in insuring that this country is a Democratic Republic it will fall and fall badly. Joe Biden and the globalists that are supporting his agenda are interested in taking this country into the realm that much of the world is already embroiled in, and that is to insure their power and wealth at the expense of all of the rest of the “lower class” that are now and have been dependent upon the governments largess for their survival. The advent of the progressives and their successes in recent years, beginning with FDR and accelerated by LBJ are the beginning of the end of the country, and it will continue to accelerate more and more rapidly as the ignorant among us capitulate to their demands.
The NRA Has been around for a long time. One of their finest attributes was going after southern KKK democrats that were terrorizing black families that were NOT ALLOWED TO OWN FIREARMS. They were now considered American citizens and had every right to defend themselves and the NRA went to court to ensure that right was upheld. So when black liberal politicians rail against the NRA, they should be schooled on their ignorance.
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