The NRA wasn’t formed to protect freed slaves. Which is a shame. Even so, the org’s efforts to defend Americans’ Constitutionally-protected right to keep and bear arms has been anything but a shame (no matter how much stick we give them for not reaching out to minorities and gays). Anyway, the fact that there are African American voices speaking-up for their Second Amendment protections in the post-Newtown rush to civilian disarmament should give heart to anyone fighting to defend and extend their firearms freedom. In the immortal words of the Hues Corporation, rock on with your bad self.