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"...In 1967, 30 members of the Black Panthers protested on the steps of
the California statehouse armed with .357 Magnums, 12-gauge shotguns and
.45-caliber pistols and announced, “The time has come for black people
to arm themselves.”
The display so frightened politicians—including California governor
Ronald Reagan—that it helped to pass the Mulford Act, a state bill
prohibiting the open carry of loaded firearms, along with an addendum
prohibiting loaded firearms in the state Capitol. The 1967 bill took
California down the path to having some of the strictest gun laws in
America and helped jumpstart a surge of national gun control restrictions."
Inaccurate, the Black Panthers were ostensibly protesting against
Gun Control laws that were already about to be voted on in the
Only 'inaccurate' insofar as it didn't mention the purpose of the
protest in the paragraph I quoted. Reaction to the protest "helped to
pass the Mulford Act" which was intended to disarm blacks.
More from the history.com article:
"They also organized a march to the Capitol to draw attention to their
cause of fighting against a government that sought to infringe on their
right to bear arms. On May 2, 1967, 30 fully-armed Black Panthers
occupied the California state Capitol. The demonstration was motivated
by Republican Assemblyman Don Mulford’s bill to repeal the law allowing
Californians to openly carry weapons, a direct response to the Black
Panthers’ “police patrols.”"
"The Mulford Act was a 1967 California bill that repealed a law allowing
public carrying of loaded firearms. Named after Republican assemblyman
Don Mulford, and signed into law by governor of California Ronald
Reagan, the bill was crafted with the goal of disarming members of the
Black Panther Party who were conducting armed patrols of Oakland
neighborhoods, in what would later be termed copwatching. They
garnered national attention after Black Panthers members, bearing arms,
marched upon the California State Capitol to protest the bill."
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Also inaccurate as to California, as New York has been the leader in
gun control, with such as Gun Permits starting in 1917.
I don't see how New York being the leader keeps California from having
"some of the strictest gun laws."