Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Not the usual 2nd Amendment argument

An interesting placement of #2 as it applies to minority exercise of #1, at The Volokh Conspiracy.

"Later, I worked for years in the Deep South as a full-time civil rights organizer. Like a martyred friend of mine, NAACP staffer Medgar W. Evers, I, too, was on many Klan death lists and I, too, traveled armed: a .38 special Smith and Wesson revolver and a 44/40 Winchester carbine.

The knowledge that I had these weapons and was willing to use them kept enemies at bay. Years later, in a changed Mississippi, this was confirmed by a former prominent leader of the White Knights of the KKK when we had an interesting dinner together at Jackson."

h/t Red Stick Rant

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