March 26, 2009

GUN CONTROL FOR ZIP CODES WHERE LOTS OF BLACK PEOPLE LIVE. Actually, pretty consistent with the history of gun control generally. Eugene Volokh is very charitable on the question of whether there’s racism involved.

UPDATE: Reader John Vecchione writes with a fair point:

In fairness, places like the District have large black majorities for gun control (but many folks owning an illegal gun for protection) combined with white liberals who are also for gun control.

That African-Americans do not seem to see 2d amendment rights as intrinsic to the freedom they fought for may be a legacy of being disarmed but they are voting for it now, not having it imposed.

The inconsistency between votes and actions, of course, isn’t unusual in politics.

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