Bitter Legacy Of The Second Amendment

 

Last updated 4/28/2021 at 4:04pm



Is gun violence an inescapable fact of modern America? The answer comes straight from the list of subjects not taught in American History classes.

What was the worst nightmare of the Virginia slave owners who drafted the U.S. Constitution, the 2nd Amendment in particular? That some night all their black human property would rise up, throw off their shackles, and murder their owners in their beds, as had slaves in Haiti and Jamaica within living memory of American owners.

To allay such fears, the American Constitution had to be altered to guarantee upstanding, God-fearing slave owners the...



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