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Angus86 Donating Member (9 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-06-11 08:06 AM
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37. Neither King nor Gandhi were anti-gun
For instance, I bet you didn't know that King owned a number of firearms. He even applied for an Alabama concealed carry permit after receiving numerous death threats, but was unconstitutionally denied based on the color of his skin. This is one of the reasons why I believe King would have supported "shall-issue" concealed carry laws.

And as for Gandhi, in his autobiography he wrote: "Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest." So obviously Gandhi did support the use of arms at certain times, although he is most remembered for NOT using them in open revolt.
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