African Americans are not allowed to own guns. This stopped Africans from being able to hunt. Not only that but the Africans could not protect themselves. This is very important because the free Africans could not help protect the town if Indians attack. Earlier that year Anthony had been attacked by Indians on his Masters land. Even though there were attacks, the white men just wanted to stop the rebellions. Even though the rebellions did stop, the gun loss put them at a disadvantage.