Cooke: "The Great Equalizer"

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This fantastic 2A piece from Charles C.W. Cooke at National Review (now an Americophilic gun-owner in the Tri-State area with an American-born anchor baby) is from 2014, but it's also timeless:

Civil rights and the Second Amendment

In her harrowing 1892 treatise on the horrors of lynching in the post-bellum American South, the journalist, suffragist, and civil-rights champion Ida B. Wells established for her readers the value of bearing arms. “Of the many inhuman outrages of this present year,” Wells recorded, “the only case where the proposed lynching did not occur, was where the men armed themselves.” She went on to proffer some advice: “The only times an Afro-American who was assaulted got away has been when he had a gun and used it in self-defense. The lesson this teaches, and which every Afro-American should ponder well, is that a Winchester rifle should have a place of honor in every black home, and it should be used for that protection which the law refuses to give.”

I absolutely demand that you click over and read the whole thing, here: https://www.nationalreview.com/nrd/articles/384819/great-equalizer :-)