Has the gun control agenda changed since the civil war?
Stacy Swimp, president and CFO of the Frederick Douglass Society, pointed out on Friday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., that gun control dates back to laws before and after the Civil War that prohibited or restricted African Americans from owning firearms.
And stated that:
“History is [rife] with examples. There’s a direct correlation between gun control and black people control,”
IMHO the only thing that I would add is that those that desire gun control today also desire all people control, otherwise not much has changed (i.e., the same types of people that pushed for gun control during the 19th century are the same types that are pushing for it today, and for the same reasons).
Mr. Carney, the trained monkey they push out on a daily basis says that the government has no intention to take guns from law-abiding citizens.
You need to parse his word very carefully. When the government demands that all guns, regardless of size, caliber, or when they were obtained MUST be registered with the Federal government, and you don't register them...you will no longer be considered a law-abiding citizens thus they have the right to confiscate your weapons.
Our government is the best, or worst, depending on your perspective, at saying things they don't really mean and not meaning what they really say.
Staff memeber don't just write position memo's without someone having planted the idea or asked for a version for review.