This article got me to thinking...
There are 9 May-Issue, as opposed to Shall Issue states:
DE, CT* are pretty permissive, and MD, NJ, NY, MA, RI, CA, HI
So, nine 'Gun Crow' states. Currently. When you look at the history of gun control, the underlying theme is "people with swarty skin and darker are getting their hands on guns, and we don't want that!" up until 1965. Gun control after that has to be a bit more sneaky with it's racism and rights denials. Using insinuation. Instead of saying 'no guns for black people' say 'Saturday night specials are banned'. Disparate impact, and all that. And people that look down their noses on black people often are the same people that look down their noses at people that like guns and aren't black and live in flyover country. Funny enough, this is the group of people that are tapped for the political class, too.
Anyway. The ones highlighted in bold, above, actually had other Jim Crow laws of various types, in the past, according to wikipedia.
Which seems odd, as a few deep south states aren't on that list. (for example, Alabama... the state with Selma and Birmingham and Governor Wallace and Bull Connor.. not listed there, were there unwritten codes in Alabama? Bet your bippy...) Which leads me to believe that either the list is incomplete, or the Black Codes were unwritten laws in some jurisdictions. Just as strict, but not as 'official.'
It's an oddly pervasive sea to sea list, I had not expected. Montana? I mean, really.
Here's hoping in 50 years we look back to today and note there are no longer any May Issue rights violators and hasn't been, legally, for some time.
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