Chris Hedges: Origins of USA Gun Rights

Chris Hedges: Origins of USA Gun Rights

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Mar 2, 2019

In the USA, right-wing groups such as the National Rifle Association interpret the Second Amendment of the US Constitution as permitting any individual to own weapons. In this week’s episode of On Contact, historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortriz, in her new book Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment, and in her conversation with Chris Hedges, argues the amendment has more to do with white supremacy and the subjugation of Indigenous peoples, African-Americans and immigrants than the individual right to have a gun.

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Chris Hedges: The History of Oppression of African Americans

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