What explains the worship of guns in America? It’s long been a mystery to many. Historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz says guns have always been central to the insistent belief that God gave America to white Christian males. America’s first industry was guns, the Springfield armory under George Washington. Western states were specifically for whites only. Guns to kill buffalo starved the indigenous population. And January 6th was just one example of a cult of the second amendment. The film “Birth of a Nation” created the myth of black men raping “our women,” white men to the rescue. And the key person in the rise of the NRA as a racist political power is the unknown but important Harlon Carter. Listen in an learn why she explains why gun control legislation can’t touch the fervent belief.

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