Thursday, August 21, 2014
Great documentary film about the racist history of gun control.
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The first initial Gun Control laws were created to keep freed slaves unarmed in America. Today, most Black People in America live in inner-city areas where their Second Amendment has already been destroy and the law abiding, tax paying citizens are prohibited from exercising their right to own firearms. What's happening in the ghetto has absolutely nothing to do with an American's right to buy a gun. It's the culture.
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Mary Fields, also known as Stagecoach Mary (c. 1832 – 1914), was the first African-American woman employed as a mail carrier in the United States, and just the second American woman to work for the United States Postal Service.
A Black gun-totin’ female in the American wild west. She was six feet tall; heavy; tough; short-tempered; two-fisted; powerful; and packed a pair of six-shooters and an eight or ten-gauge shotgun. A legend in her own time, she was also known as STAGECOACH MARY.
Born a slave in Tennessee during the administration of Andrew Jackson — a feisty sort with whom she shared driving ambition, audacity, and a penchant for physical altercation on a regular basis. She smoked rather bad homemade cigars.
After the Civil War loosened things up, as a free woman in 1884, having made her way to Cascade County (west central Montana) in search of improved sustenance and adventure, she took a job with the Ursuline nuns at St. Peter Mission. Mary was hired to do ‘heavy work’ and haul freight and supplies to keep the nuns’ operation functional and well fed. She chopped wood, did stone work and rough carpentry, dug certain necessary holes, and when reserves were low she did one of her customary supply runs to the train stop, or even to Great Falls, or the city of Helena when special needs arose.
On such a night run (it wasn’t all that far, but it was cooler at night), Mary’s wagon was attacked by wolves. The terrified horses bolted uncontrollably and overturned the wagon, thereby unceremoniously dumping Mary and all her supplies onto the dark prairie.
The more doubtful part of the story says that Mary kept the wolves at bay for the entire night with her revolvers and rifle. How she could see them in pitch black is not explained, however, she did survive and eventually, when dawn broke, got the freight delivered. Mary’s pay was docked for the molasses that leaked from a keg that was cracked on a rock in the overturn.
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