“Do you know that gun control, early gun control, was really about keeping guns out of the hands of black people?” asked Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke last week at the Heritage Foundation’s event, “The Right to Arms and the War on Guns.”
While Democrats like to portray themselves as the party looking out for the downtrodden, it was Texas Democrats who recently voted against making armed self-defense more accessible to poor citizens of the Lone Star State.
A measure that would drop the fee for acquiring a Texas concealed carry permit from among the highest in the nation to near the lowest has been sent to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk for consideration.
We’ve been reading how more and more women and minorities are taking up arms for protection. We’ve seen the monthly FBI reports on the number of background checks remaining at high levels. And one glance at the nightly news reminds us of the potential dangers we may face.