They say that gun laws are racist. Not sure if I agree with that sentiment, but, it is interesting that the areas with the most restrictive gun laws are also areas where blacks have a tough time getting permits to own a gun to protect themselves and their families. Good for them
Grief and rage swept the country after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in late May. His death renewed debate about racialized police violence and the disproportionate killing of Black Americans, who are up to four times likelier than white Americans to be killed by police.
That debate has typically centered on policing itself. But Maj Toure, the founder of Black Guns Matter, has taken another tack: Advocating for Black Americans to take up arms for self-defense.
While many argue that the way to prevent violence is to have fewer guns, he says the opposite.
“I believe that more Black people would be alive if they were armed,” Toure told Business Insider Weekly.
“So when I hear ‘unarmed Black man,’ I’m sad,” he added, “because there should be no such thing.”
When protests erupted in late May, Toure bought a flight to Minneapolis, where he began teaching crowds about self-defense and Black Guns Matter just a few blocks from Floyd’s memorial.
“If you would like a free basic firearm safety class, you can get it right here,” he told a group of passers-by, setting up a table with replica handguns. “The police, as we see, will leave. They will not come to save you. They will not save our businesses. So if you want that, I’ll do that here. Anyone can come. It is completely free.”
At his class, he demonstrated for crowds proper firearm technique, ran through attacker scenarios, and occasionally challenged the views of spectators who disagreed with his approach.
Teaching proper use of firearms, how to carry, when you can pull it, when you can fire it, and so forth is rather important.
Historians say the links between gun control and racial discrimination go back to slavery and, later, Black Code laws that forbade African Americans from owning guns.
“Gun control in America was initially created to stop melanated beings from having arms,” Toure said.
That link doesn’t really make the case, but, you can certainly understand how Democrats didn’t want their former slaves being legally armed, eh? Regardless, all Americans are entitled to their 2nd Amendment Rights, and blacks should remember which political Party is trying to take them away while keeping blacks down on the liberal plantation.
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