Culture wars past and present
Here is a quotation from The Intercept's website, to introduce a podcast titled WHITE SUPREMACY AND THE CHURCH OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT:
"The Constitution is the sacred text of the civic religion that is U.S. nationalism, and that nationalism is inexorably tied to white supremacy. This week on Intercepted, historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz argues that the Second Amendment, which is rooted in genocide and slave patrols, should be abolished. She describes the relationship between U.S. wars abroad and guns at home and tells the story of how the NRA was transformed from a sportsman’s club to a 'white nationalist' organization."
Huey Newton and Bobby Seale had a different view of the Second Amendment. Here is a bit of history about the Black Panther Party, taken from a Google search:
What was the original name of the Black Panther Party?
In 1966, the Black Panther Party (BPP) was founded. It was a Black political organization; originally known as the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The BPP originated in Oakland, California, by founders Huey Newton and Bobby Seale.
Why did they name it the Black Panther Party?
Seale and others noticed African Americans were never mentioned in settlement of the American West. Bobby Seale and Huey Newton went on to found the Black Panthers. They chose the name, Newton said at the time, because the black panther doesn't strike first, “but if the aggressor strikes first, then he'll attack.”
Why was the Black Panther Party formed?
In October of 1966, in Oakland California, Huey Newton and Bobby Seale founded the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The Panthers practiced militant self-defense of minority communities against the U.S. government, and fought to establish revolutionary socialism through mass organizing and community based programs.
Follow-on note: watch this trailer for a documentary about the Black Panthers, to see the relationship between self-defense, pride, resistance, and possession of weapons: