Read “NEVER INTENDED TO BE APPLIED TO THE WHITE
POPULATION”, a law review article on the history of gun laws in the South, which opens with this great quote:
I know something of the history of this legislation. The original Act of 1893 was passed when there was a great influx of negro laborers in this State drawn here for the purpose of working in turpentine and lumber camps…. [T]he Act was passed for the purpose of disarming the negro laborers and to thereby reduce the unlawful homicides that were prevalent in turpentine and saw-mill camps and to give the white citizens in sparsely settled areas a better feeling of security. The statute was never intended to be applied to the white population…. [I]t is a safe guess to assume that more than 80% of the white men living in the rural sections of Florida have violated this statute…. [T]here has never been, within my knowledge, any effort to enforce the provisions of this statute as to white people, because it has been generally conceded to be in contravention of the Constitution and non-enforceable if contested.
[Emphasis mine. Via Arms and the Law.]
“Disarm the Negro: The Racist Roots of Georgia’s Gun Laws” is another good resource, with lots of pretty pictures for the hard of reading.
For a more general review, there’s always Clayton Cramer’s classic historical analysis, “The Racist Roots of Gun Control“.
Way to make your own people kneel in servitude, you slobbering idiot. You tool. You craven overseer.