The American Civil Liberties Union(ACLU) is now claiming that the 2nd Amendment has its roots in racism and was inserted into the Constitution as a way to protect slavery.
On a recent episode of the ACLU’s “At Liberty” podcast, historian Carol Anderson and professor Charles Howard who is a professor of African American Studies at Emory University claimed that “anti-blackness” played a role in the decision to include the Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights.
According to Carol Anderson, the lack of gun safety laws in the United States can be directly attributed to “the power of anti-blackness.” This is the same “anti-blackness” that is enshrined in the constitution according to Anderson and Howard.
Where is this new push to label the 2nd Amendment racist and its supporters white supremacists coming from? Fortunately this is not a hard one to figure out. Accusations of racism have proved to be an effective political tool in the past year, it should stand as no surprise that this tactic has worked its way into the gun control battle.
Ironically this overzealous support for gun control flies in the face of other opinions held by these same people. These individuals believe that we live in a world where the police hunt down people of color, but also believe that everyone should be unarmed and turn their firearms over to the police. It is totally irrelevant if the prior belief is actually true, just holding the belief should disqualify you from holding the latter. If you really believed that something as awful as that was going on then in no way should disarming the oppressed be your next course of action.
The ACLU has certainly fallen as an organization and it would be hard to argue that the organization stands for the civil liberties of Americans anymore.
We recently covered another story where Sunny Hostin, a host of “The View“, made a similar claim. There we go into much greater detail about these bizarre claims.