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AFRICANGLOBE - Bishop Henry McNeal Turner once urged Blacks to “get guns Negroes, keep them loaded, and may God give you good aim when you shoot.” Surveying the landscape in the summer of 1892, Ida B. Wells advised, that “the Winchester rifle deserved a place of honor in every Black home.”
AFRICANGLOBE - Much of my scholarship over the last two decades has focused on gun issues. Some find this an odd specialty for someone like me. Negroes and the Gun: The Black Tradition of Arms is a sort of answer to people who wonder and often have asked, how is it that a Black law professor at a New York City law school comes to write sympathetically about the Second Amendment and gun rights. But Negroes and the Gun: The Black Tradition of Arms also demands its own preliminary explanation.