ACLU faces backlash after claiming “Racism is foundational to the Second Amendment and its inclusion in the Bill of Rights”

The ACLU was mocked by many after claiming in a tweet “Racism is foundational to the Second Amendment and its inclusion in the Bill of Rights.”

The Libertarian Party of Texas replied:

No, the first gun control laws were created to prevent slaves from revolting, and to keep freed slaves fearing for their lives. Restricting minorities right to bear arms has been the calling card of American racism, not the other way around.

Another replied “I miss the real ACLU. Whatever happened to them?”

Kimberly Morin replied “Gun control is RACIST, not the 2nd Amendment. Facts matter. You ANTI-civil liberty twats”

Michael Lowry replied “Black Americans have the same rights as any other Americans, including the rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment. Any ulterior motives the authors of the Bill of Rights may have had are irrelevant to the legal rights guaranteed to all today.”