A Civil War What-If Speculation
After speculating about the U.S. taking over the world. I suppose I should consider the effects of past American imperialism. So … if the South had won the Civil War, would either half of the nation recognize the right to keep and bear arms?
First, the North would almost certainly have passed a strict gun-control law. Without the South, the Rocky Mountain states and northern New England simply wouldn't have the votes to oppose a measure backed by the Democrat–liberal Republican alliance.
Second, the South would probably not have slavery but it would still have a resentful lower class with no political power. There would be a strict gun-control law to keep the blacks from getting uppity. There would be a significant minority of white liberals by now, so the gun-control law would have to regulate white guns to keep them out of black hands.