Find Gun Policy Facts

Armed violence prevention, gun control laws and the small arms trade:

Gun Policy News

United States

11 July 2010

Poughkeepsie Journal (New York), Opinion

Lobbyists for gun possession owe black Americans a historical debt of gratitude. The Supreme Court reminds us of this debt in its recent decision to overturn Chicago's sweeping prohibition of firearm possession. The decision rests on more than the Second Amendment. It also rests on the 14th Amendment, which brought equal protections under law to freed slaves after the Civil War. How times do change. An amendment that helped blacks protect themselves from Ku Klux Klan... (

Read More: Poughkeepsie Journal (New York)