New York Gun Policy: an Ode to the Historic Racism & Bigotry of the Past

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New York – -(AmmoLand.com)- Following the Supreme Court’s strong rebuke of New York State’s discriminatory “proper cause” requirement to obtain a concealed-carry permit, legislators in Albany doubled down and enacted new, more invasive methods to dissuade law-abiding citizens who just want to carry a weapon to defend themselves.

In response, Gun Owners of America and our sister organization, Gun Owners Foundation. filed a lawsuit on behalf of a local resident – and you’ll never guess what historic laws the State has now cited in Court as a defense.

In response to our lawsuit, New York argued their new subjective “good moral character” requirement was “consistent with the long history in both England and America” because two colonial laws in 1756 and 1763 ordered the “disarmament of all Catholics or ‘reputed Papists,’” and forbade “the sale and trading of arms to indigenous people.”

Yes, New York went there, which truly goes to show how committed the anti-gun crowd is to restricting your Second Amendment rights at all costs. The fact that their best justification for this policy is the historical disarmament of minorities underscores the dangerous and historically discriminatory nature of gun control laws. The Second Amendment empowers the people to hold the majority accountable and to protect their freedoms, which is precisely why Catholics and Native Americans were disarmed.

Many in our society today would like to believe that the policies cited by New York in their brief are behind us. Contrary to that opinion, however, we are actively witnessing the opposite. For example, we have seen a spike in crime directed against Catholics, with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops documenting that at least 160 incidents of anti-Catholic violence have occurred in 37 states over the last two years. And, just this past week, we saw a vile story published in The Atlantic that argues the Holy Rosary, a mainstream prayer, and symbol of the Catholic faith dating back to the Middle Ages, is becoming a “militaristic” symbol used by “radical-traditional Catholics,” who are, in layman’s terms (no pun intended), merely Catholics who attend weekly mass, pray the rosary, and vote in accordance with their conscience and moral values.

I attend Mass, pray the rosary, and even at one time considered the priesthood, so I must be one of those so-called “radical-traditional” Catholics! Attacking individuals for their faith, especially because some of its central tenets and practices counter the dominant cultural narrative, is a growing problem in our society. New York citing racist, discriminatory, and centuries-old laws to justify an intrusive and obstructive anti-gun policy only adds fuel to that fire.

Unfortunately, it appears that neither New York state nor The Atlantic believes in the freedom of religion or the right to keep and bear arms.

Whether you are a repudiated papist in 1756, a Native American in 1763, or a practicing Catholic in 2022, your guns and faith are considered dangerous and threatening to those in power.

Thankfully, supermajorities on the Supreme Court continue to hand down rulings that overturn the anti-gun and anti-religious liberty policies being enacted by legislatures.

While we have good reason to be confident that the High Court will continue to ensure Constitutional protections for the faithful and those who wish to carry arms in public to defend themselves, the American public needs to wake up to the daily threats posed by some in the media and their own elected officials to their constitutional rights.


Aidan Johnston is the Director of Federal Affairs for Gun Owners of America, an organization with over 2 million active members dedicated to preserving and restoring Americans’ Second Amendment rights.

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Montana454Casull

The party of racists play the race card regularly to hide thier hypocrisy. Nothing new here . Racists doing what they do best . Taking the rights of thier servants and enslaving them . The Democrat way!

nrringlee

Were it not for double standards the Progressive New Left would have no standards at all.

swmft

they shout down opposition calling opponent names that describe what they themselves are , ,people say they are socialist ,well Nazi party was socialist Stalin was socialist the more wacko they become the more guns and ammo I think I may need to protect my rights and life …..we need to reopen the asylums and put the nuts back in rubber rooms

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swmft

sad part they have made the verry victims of their crimes believe they are helping, what kind of drugs are they feeding these people

nrringlee

Spot on. We are talking about legislation straight out of the Jim Crow School of Public Policy. Jim Crow laws were directed at a set of vilified classes primarily based upon Black liberated slaves during the Reconstruction Era but not limited to the recently released slaves. They also encompassed religious minorities as well as other racial groups. And this tradition is alive and well in Progressive America. The foundation of the American Progressive Movement is racism. All of the ‘science based’ policy prescriptions coming from the Progressive Movement are racist to their core: eugenics, government directed family planning, public education… Read more »

swmft

Ironic ,the “pro black” party reaching back to their hattricks from post civil war that were declared unconstitutional then ones that were upheld were upheld by democrat appointed judges, fdr was the worst

Laddyboy

DemoKKKrat party = Separatists, Racist, Bigots, Haters, Ku Klux Klan, Regressives/progressives, Anti-Constitutionalists, ANTI-AMERICAN! Did I forget something?

Russn8r

“The War of Aggression had nothing to do with slavery!” As if 100s of 1000s in the N volunteered to fight & die for another reason & slavery wasn’t the motive for secession of the S’s rulers.

“Slavery would’ve ended in XY yrs anyway!” Uh huh! Problem solved! Woulda been GREAT for slaves if the N hadn’t attacked poor innocent DemoKKKrats!

Sadly the N was too weary to finish the job, so we’re stuck with the fruit of lazy “cheap labor” slavery & racism, forebears of today’s racist Ds & neo-feudalist/”cheap labor” mass-migration pimps of all stripes: “R”, D, LoLibertarian

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92vin

The criminal politicians who strip our rights away in secret meetings in the middle of the night just keep on getting re-elected. I’m 66 and have been voting pro second amendment from day one. I hear it all the time from gun club members that they don’t bother to vote. This is on us. Until we All get out and vote we have no one to blame but ourselves.

swmft

we have to vote or fight I vote but will fight too , should be on ss but I am upright ,I will keep working god willing till I drop

john

No one should be surprised by the far left & the democratic run states lack of respect for religion or the US constitution. Each day the democratic elected task the judicial system in the lower courts to dismantle the constitution. This process does not go unnoticed by those here reading ammoland the media is a whole nother can of worms that refuse to fight this problem. The media has already given up its right to free speech as it speaks and prints the propaganda that it is told to by the elite who own most of all media outlets. New… Read more »

swmft

new york has been run by gangsters since 1890s so only way to clean it up is arm all the small business owners training them to shoot would go a long way

Wild Bill

I don’t know if it is the only way, but it is a good way.

swmft

arm everyone ?

john

TODAY THE GANGSTERS IN NYS ARE THE ELECTED DEMOCRATS

Sad to say this is what the argument is all about small business are subject to getting a premise permit in NYC. The rest of NYS is county by county.

What we have today is the election process now tainted by the political party we want removed. The are holding all the cards in democratic run cities along with crap load of stupid taxpayers

swmft

they always were

Laddyboy

SOOOooo! When will a LAW be passed that says: IF or WHEN a REPRESENTATIVE BREAKS, DISHONORS, NEGLECTS, IGNORES their SWORN OATH OF OFFICE, that person WILL BE IMPEACHED, DISMISSED, REMOVED from their Public Office AND WILL BE ARRESTED and CHARGED with TREASON AGAINST AMERICA?!?!?!?!?!

Brian

As a Satanist and 2A supporter, the government should not be infringing on American civil rights, firearms or otherwise, and the government especially should not be citing Colonial-era racist/discriminatory justifications when doing so. Unsurprising, however, given all gun control has at its roots disenfranchising populations.