Quote of the Day: African American Gun Rights In Perspective

NAAGA National African Americans Gun Association President Douglas Jefferson (courtesy aljazeera.com)

“Gun ownership in the black community has been key to achieving many of the gains that we enjoy today. The marches of the Civil Rights Movement and the accompanied voting registration drives in the Jim Crow South would have been impossible without the Black people from those towns who hosted the out of town marchers in their homes and protected those same marchers with firearms against domestic terrorist attacks from [Ku Klux] Klan members and white mobs. While some of the current gun control laws were well intentioned and others weren’t, I don’t think that the current gun control law structure has had the desired effect of reducing gun violence.” – National African Americans Gun Association President Douglas Jefferson, quoted in Guns ‘key’ to African American equality: NAAGA

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  1. avatar pwrserge says:

    When the Demokkkrats lost their ability to keep their former slaves from voting, they just let loose the criminals from the jails and created entire generations of new ones with their “new society” programs. Congratulations, DNC. You’ve managed to achieve what the KKK could only dream of.

    1. avatar ATFAgentBob says:

      They may be free but they never really left their Democrat overseers’ plantation.

  2. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

    naaga. got it. sign me up.

    1. avatar jwtaylor says:

      I’ve been a member for about a year now. It’s a big tent.

  3. avatar WD says:

    The folks pictured appear to be radical black panther members; and the article seems to have a racist anti white tinge to it. Couldn’t find something less cringe worthy and more conservative with Colin Noir or Tommy Sotomayor.
    White people Know when their being talked down to and race baited. This article makes alarms go off in my my mind as offensive.

    1. avatar WI Patriot says:

      Oh yeah…

    2. avatar H says:

      “Black Panther?” The only thing I see, I repeat see, is that the two gun wielders are Black. Plenty of White people at classes I attend and the range wear the exact same clothing and hold the same firearms. Should those people stop?

      How PC do we want this? Do Blacks have to dress in cable knit sweaters or look like Webster? Then someone won’t feel threatened?

      Don’t we hate it when the lethality of a gun is based on its outward appearance?

      The text of the article is accurate. Some liberals and conservatives don’t want to know about life between the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement. Too much. Too much denial because it’s hard to admit your were cruising when others were walking.

    3. avatar Swarf says:

      Boy, did you pick the perfect thread to spout a bunch of horseshit.

    4. avatar raptor jesus says:

      And we wonder why most people think gun enthusiasts are ignorant racists . . .

      1. avatar NoNamesOnTheNet says:

        If they’re radical black panthers, if he saw a picture of me, he’d probably be quick to label me gangbanger #3..

    5. avatar Lotek says:

      I think you are on the wrong blog. You are looking for “Storm Front “. Begone now.

  4. avatar Cliff H says:

    “I don’t think that the current gun control law structure has had the desired effect of reducing gun violence.”

    Expecting “gun control” to reduce violence is like calling Islam “The religion of peace.”

    The correct definition of peace in this regard is the peace that comes when you’re too damn scared of them to make a fuss about anything they do.

    Gun control supporters want you disarmed so that you’re too damn sacred to complain about anything the government does.

  5. avatar former water walker says:

    Well yeah black folks. I’m all for you being legally armed. Quit voting lowlife democrats in and I’ll care…

  6. avatar Joe R. says:

    I don’t get the picture?

  7. avatar Felix says:

    Deacons for Defense FTW!

  8. avatar DUG says:

    Don’t care what your race, creed, color, religion, sex, orientation etc. if you are a law abiding citizen who supports the 2nd amendment I’ll gladly shoot with u. Doesn’t mean I have to agree with your political views, but we can enjoy a day at the range. And if you have a cool firearm, I may ask to give it a try.

    1. avatar raptor jesus says:

      This.

  9. avatar WI Patriot says:

    Racists…

  10. avatar MDH says:

    “African American” gun rights? Brothers and sisters, we are not from different species, and the very notion that one American’s rights are somehow different than any other American’s is inherently un-American, patently racist, and frankly just plain wrong minded in every way.

    Inherent in the need to preface “Rights” with “African-American”, A). demonstrates that the individual believes in, and is promoting the notion of their enhanced rights (over others) as a function of race, and perceived *victimhood*, and B). Assumes that I (and others) buy in to this.

    I don’t, and we don’t.

  11. avatar Chris T in KY says:

    I’m not concerned with how people dress while holding their firearms. I’m more concerned with what comes out of their mouths. As long as you support gun civil rights, support liberty, I don’t care how you dress.
    Deacons For Defense and Justice!!!!

  12. avatar Ralph says:

    When “people of color” and women stop voting for gun-grabbing Democrat swine, then I will give a crap about their gun rights.

  13. avatar Excedrine says:

    I’ve been saying for years that gun control is racist, and provided endless citations to that effect. I’ve been saying for years that gun control is ineffective, and provided endless citations to that effect. This man gets it and so do the members of NAAGA.

    The rest of you would do well to read Charles E. Cobb Jr’s, “This Nonviolent Stuf’ll Get You Killed: How Guns Made The Civil Rights Movement Possible” And other books like it, too, particularly those poring over the history of groups like CORE and Deacons For Defense and Justice. It ain’t always pretty or clean, and neither always are the participants in history, but we need to accept that there are no perfect people or organizations and to wait for them to magically appear is to never affect any change at all.

    1. avatar Roymond says:

      Whoa — nineteen dollars for an e-book? Must be some mighty fancy electrons they’re using!

      1. avatar Excedrine says:

        I bought the hard cover. Even did a literary analysis on it in college. While ebooks are fantastic for convenience, being able to store hundreds if not thousands of titles on a tablet you can take anywhere, I still prefer to have the real thing.

  14. avatar little horn says:

    what a pointless statement. the two points have nothing to do with each other.

  15. avatar Jim Bullock says:

    “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.” It’s almost like the anti’s want to keep black people disarmed, to keep them disenfranchised(*):

    Along with keeping unarmed people from being able to vote their own interests, keeping them unarmed keeps them dependent; dependent on the forbearance of armed both thugs and authorities, to simply get through the day. The anti’s want to keep everyone disarmed, thus disenfranchised and dependent, but it seems to hit black people as a group harder. Besides, a defenseless out group is easier to harvest.

    This “gun control” nonsense hits everybody. But the way it’s been used to enable abuse on black people also shows that the knuckleheads will grab any tool they can get hold of, to use in their cause.

    It ain’t right, three different ways.

    (*) How many “gun control” proposals would pass a disparate impact test?

    — Regulations in cities disproportionately impact Black people & recent immigrants, just by the geography they cover.

    — Driving up costs & bother of gun ownership disproportionately impacts poor and working class people. Could “Emily” have ever gotten her gun in DC without the $ means, and flexible job to navigate the obstacle course? It’s almost like the barriers are intended to exclude poorer or non-white collar people.

    — Increased enforcement of “victim-less crimes”, particularly minor drug possession, excludes a very skewed set of people from gun ownership, among other things. Every time they propose adding hurdles to background checks, what’s the hit on this group, vs. that group?

  16. avatar BierceAmbrose says:

    #rights

    — Why we have governments, lest they forget.
    — What governments constantly erode, because they forget.
    — Tools to restrain governments, when they forget.

    Black people’s rights to speech, assembly, and arms are a fine, unfortunate example.

  17. avatar ozzallos says:

    Once told a friend who was anti-gun that the constitution doesn’t have a color to it if read to the letter, then asked if slavery would have happened if the black populace were allowed to be armed per the second amendment. Got some hemming and hawing and feelings, but no good, rational answer.

    1. avatar Excedrine says:

      That’s all you’ll ever get from gun-grabbers: hemming, hawing, and feelz. Oh, and the ever-present accusations, baseless though they all are, of bigotry.

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