Permits Required?

Discussion in 'GA Laws and Politics' started by Malum Prohibitum, Dec 12, 2006.

  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. We have no statistics available, but it is a safe guess to assume that more than 80% of the white men living in the rural sections of Florida have violated this statute. It is also a safe guess to say that not more than 5% of the men in Florida who own pistols and repeating refles have ever applied to the Board of County Commissioners for a permit to have the same in their possession and there had never been, within my knowledge, any effort to enforce the provisions of this statute as to white people, because it has been generally conceded to be in contravention of the Constitution and non-enforceable if contested.

    Watson v. Stone, 148 Fla. 516, 4 So.2d 700 (1941) (Justice Buford, concurring specially)
     
  2. Rammstein

    Rammstein New Member

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    Gun control, much like drug control, is more about race control.
     

  3. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    To my knowledge there is nothing quite so explicit in Georgia law, although I suspect most of our gun control laws were founded upon the same concerns and passed by the same sorts of men.