While some whites were lynched for murder or stealing cattle, there is another important reason many were lynched. Many whites were lynched for helping blacks or being anti-lynching. According to David Barton’s extensively well-documented book, “Setting the Record Straight: American History in Black & White,” the original targets of the Ku Klux Klan were Republicans, both black and white. The Klan terrorized both black and white Americans not to vote for Republican tickets. “Of all forms of violent intimidation, lynchings were by far the most effective.” Republicans often led the efforts to pass federal anti-lynching laws and their platforms consistently called for a ban on lynching. “Democrats successfully blocked those bills and their platforms never did condemn lynchings.”
September 25, 2017
Many whites were lynched for fighting racism
[The original purpose of the gun control in the U.S. was to protect the Klan from their victims. It should not be a surprise that the primary opposition to private gun owners comes from Democrats.
Extrapolating just a bit we arrive at the following conclusion: Then, as is the case now, one of the primary reason to vigorously hold on to our Second Amendment rights is to protect ourselves from Democrats.—Joe
Update: Barton’s book, Setting the Record Straight is available on Amazon.]