The Detroit doctor's successful armed defense of his home from an angry mob of 500 alleged Klan members rallying in front of his home and his acquittal by an all-white jury in 1925, led to the enactment of the 1927 Michigan Firearms Act and other subsequent anti-gun legislation. Sweet's case was supported, at that time, by the NAACP.
That legislation was designed to disarm black people so that they couldn't defend themselves from racists. Michigan created county gun boards to regulate a "may issue" licensing scheme, adopted a brand new handgun registration requirement, and banned short barreled rifles and shotguns.
Gun control has racist roots; it was never created for the control of guns (inanimate objects) - it is all about control. When someone proposes a new law about guns, they seek to disarm you so that YOU can be controlled. Reject racist gun laws.
If you don't like guns, you probably don't know your history. Yep, I said it.
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