In case it still needs to be said, all Americans have a natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms, regardless of race, color, creed or sexual orientation. Anyone who supports gun rights should support The Black Woman’s Defense League, right?
The rationale here — again, not that one’s needed — is that black women face the twin deadly threats of “racism and violent patriarchy.” The latter referring to domestic violence. “Not only do we have to fight The Man,” a member declares, “we have to fight our man.”
With machine guns? Probably not. (I’d bet $1 million that the range lent them automatic weapons for cinematic effect.) Anyway, Dallas’ Huey P. Newton Gun Club ejected the Black Women’s Defense League’s founder and called her new org a “male bashing feminist movement” fueled by a hateful stance towards men.
The problem being? The most important part of this story is the black community’s realization that they have gun rights, and that gun control was designed to remove them. Well, not the community. Yet.
Vice’s documentary eventually makes it clear that the Black Women’s Defense League consists of a handful of members. Still, it’s a start. And anyone who says, “You need to be consistently training on firearms; you’re never good enough” is most probably on the right track.