Ending Gun Violence by Defunding the Police

Source: Center for a Stateless Society
by Logan Marie Glitterbomb

“Anarchists and many others in the radical left and libertarian movements are rightly skeptical of gun control due to the history of state power, including gun laws, being weaponized to directly target and oppress marginalized communities while simultaneously maintaining a state monopoly on violence. Despite the dangers of gun control, gun violence is still a very serious issue which we absolutely have to address in any productive way we can. Of course, most every proposal up until now has included gun control measures enforced by the police under threat of prison time or other retributive punishment. This is completely at odds with the current movements to defund and abolish the police and to end prison slavery and mass incarceration.” (09/10/21)