Friday, October 5, 2012
A little known fact: The first political organization to state that the right to bear arms as stated in the Second Amendment was an individual right, was the Black Panther Party in point 7 of their 10 Point Program:
7. We want an immediate end to POLICE BRUTALITY and MURDER of black people.
We believe we can end police brutality in our black community by organizing black self-defense groups that are dedicated to defending our black community from racist police oppression and brutality. The Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States gives a right to bear arms. We therefore believe that all black people should arm themselves for self defense.
This was issued in 1966 and was subsequently taken up as a liberal cause supported by the ACLU. At the time, the NRA still held with the interpretation of the Second Amendment that viewed the right to bear arms as a collective right for the protection of a free state.
Just a little food for thought . . .
- STORMBRINGER SENDS
Posted by STORMBRINGER at 11:44