WTF? Maybe I’m stupid but I’m not following the logic here. Does he think that the 90 million gun owners are going to change our minds about gun ownership if blacks start owning guns?? Or maybe he thinks the NRA, with millions of new members along with the funding and political power that would come from these additional members, is just going to change their minds and close up shop? Let’s start with the first brilliant idea . . .
Black criminals, along with white, Hispanic, Asian and whatever other criminals there are out there, already have guns. Lots of them. The rest of America’s gun owners believe — truly believe — we would be better off if more minorities owned guns. High crime areas generally have high minority populations. They are the most in need of the protection of firearms. Has he never heard of Otis McDonald?
The second less than brilliant idea is that the NRA is going to be less powerful with millions of new dues-paying members. This is Debbie Wasserman Shultz-level stupidity. I’m not sure there are any other words to descibe how stupid this would be. He cannot possibly believe this would be the result of his suggestion.