This is the first of a multi-part series of the history of gun control, inspired by the eMilitia Podcast's recent episode on the history of gun control in Britain. We cover a few current stories involving firearms up front, and then we dive into gun laws in the colonial period, and give a brief overview about the history of the militia in America. Being that this is a show on gun control specifically, we gloss over much of the colonial and early republic period, and really get into the Reconstruction era, which is where we see major efforts to disarm large groups of people with legislation. We go over the Black Codes, Jim Crow, and the political/social climate created by the War for Southern Independence and its effects on the newly freed men in the South.
Next week, we will be picking up at the turn of the century, covering WW1, the Prohibition era, the National Firearms Act, and more. Stay Tuned, and thanks for your support!eMilitia-British Gun Controlhttps://open.spotify.com/episode/0kVnCjAqf04Ae19OkT67s4
Christ Calton's article about academic dishonesty
Virginia "Assault Weapon" ban fails to pass!https://bigleaguepolitics.com/virginia-assault-weapons-ban-fails-in-house-of-delegates/Scholarly article quoted in show about black militiashttps://cupola.gettysburg.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=1027&context=gcjcwe
Tennessee Saturday Night Special Lawhttps://web.law.duke.edu/gunlaws/1879/tennessee/468118/