Friday, August 27, 2010

Belle Meade, TN Repeals Racist Gun Control Law

The city of Belle Meade, TN repealed a city ordinance dating from the Reconstruction Era. It had banned the carry of any firearm "with the intent to go armed" except for an "Army or Navy pistol carried openly in the hand." At that time, it was primarily white men who owned Army or Navy pistols and the law was intended to restrict recently freed blacks from bearing arms.

SayUncle has the full story here.

Belle Meade is located within Metro Davidson County and is an affluent suburb of Nashville. It is where Al Gore lives when he isn't staying at his beachfront house in Montecito, California or touring the world spreading "The Gospel of Global Warming According to the Prophet Al".

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