More reliable traces of the racial intentions and social practices behind many gun and concealed carry regulations are preserved in law, court reporting and legal decisions. Citing only a few of the many decisions of this type, Florida Supreme Court Justice J. Buford, in a 1941 opinion dismissing the concealed carry conviction of a white man for having a pistol in his vehicle’s glove box, writes, “I know something of the history of this legislation… The statute was never intended to be applied to the white population and in practice has never been so applied.” Continuing, regarding related clauses of legislation restricting Winchester repeating rifles, he writes “…there 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”
Brian Anse Patrick
The operative word in “Gun Control” was never “Gun.” It was always “Control.” You will note that the Judge doesn’t seem to give a damn if unconstitutional laws were applied to minorities. We live in a much more egalitarian society. Now the judges don’t seem to give a damn if unconstitutional laws are applied to everyone.