Gun Control Laws in the South

Discussion in 'GA Laws and Politics' started by Malum Prohibitum, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    I know something of the history of this legislation. The original Act of 1893 was passed when there was a great influx of negro laborers in this State drawn here for the purpose of working in turpentine and lumber camps. The same condition existed when the Act was amended in 1901 and the Act was passed for the purpose of disarming the negro laborers and to thereby reduce the unlawful homicides that were prevalent in turpentine and saw-mill camps and to give the white citizens in sparsely settled areas a better feeling of security. The statute was never intended to be applied to the white population and in practice has never been so applied.
     
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    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    That is a portion of a concurring opinion in a Florida case. Unusually frank. You may read the entire opinion here.