Incendiary Image of the Day: Gun Control is Racist Edition Gun Control by Dan Zimmerman | Dec 29, 2012 | 40 comments facebook twitter linkedin email comments ST says: December 29, 2012 at 12:15 The entire concept of gun control is fundamentally racist. Gun control says that “Person X” should keep and bear arms,but “Person Y” should not by law. It’s no different then Person X being denied use of a drinking fountain meant for Person Y. Reply jwm says: December 29, 2012 at 12:19 In the eye of the anti’s we’re all black. And Jewish. Hebrew homies, that’s us. Reply Aharon says: December 29, 2012 at 15:25 In California, I met someone who told me his mother is Jewish and father black. He called himself a HeeBro. Reply Sammy says: December 29, 2012 at 12:26 Cute ad. Bad taste, and distracting as well. We are fighting for our lives. Stay focused. Just mho. Reply TTACer says: December 29, 2012 at 13:06 Bad taste? Reply Ralph says: December 29, 2012 at 13:19 It’s the Hoppes. Reply TTACer says: December 29, 2012 at 15:24 mmm Hoppes. Sanchanim says: December 29, 2012 at 15:14 I think I get what he is trying to say. Yes it make light of the civil rights in this country, but if you stop to think about it, it isn’t that far off. Ok the Ar’s were never slave, but blacks even today have had systematic discrimination to allow them to keep and bare arms in this country. So banning a gun because it is black in color or has some physical characteristic is not really fair either. If it pisses you off, made you stop and think then it did it’s job. Reply Moebius says: December 29, 2012 at 23:12 Agreed. Reply Dirk Diggler says: December 29, 2012 at 12:29 @TTAG – you guys need to do a write-up on the racist origins of gun control (ie, the Black Codes of post-civil war) and the response to the race riots of the 1920s. As a Black man, I think those calling for “control” need to see they are the real racists. Reply DrVino says: December 29, 2012 at 12:33 I do believe, they once did… Reply Dirk Diggler says: December 29, 2012 at 12:34 yeah, but I am calling for a real in-depth piece, not just saying gun control has racist origins. Reply John Fritz says: December 29, 2012 at 12:43 This looks like a job for… Bruce Krafft! Oddux says: December 29, 2012 at 13:40 There are more than a few articles on the subject out there. But yes, this would be a good subject for Kraftt to dissect. Casey T says: December 29, 2012 at 12:41 Go to redstate.com and look at their recent post about gun control, they talk about it very much. Reply Loyd says: December 29, 2012 at 12:44 Here is GA, Georgia Carry was able to push a lot of CCW restrictions back by pointing out the wording of the then-current codes were explicitly racist and from the Jim Crow era. Reply William says: December 29, 2012 at 14:14 IN ALL FIFTY STATES. Not just, as is the popular errancy, just in the “Jim Crow” Soufland. IN ALL FIFTY STATES. It doesn’t GET any more racist than that. It is DEFINITELY worth republicizing that. PEOPLE OF COLOR DEBARRED THE USE OF ARMS AGAINST ARMED MEN WITH NOOSES. Reply Sanchanim says: December 29, 2012 at 15:18 I think this is a job for the almighty Bruce!!! Bruce, calling Bruce you there over?? Once the argument is framed we need to get it in front of everyone, preach it from the highest mountains. They called us N haters for not voting for Obama, we can certainly do the same to them.. Reply Larry says: December 29, 2012 at 19:04 Well said and we need to paint those who are anti-freedom/guns as racists, because they are! Blacks are disproportionately subjected to violence in their communities and they need access, as much, if not more than anyone else. Reply SD3 says: December 29, 2012 at 12:39 …is beautiful! Reply SD3 says: December 29, 2012 at 12:49 …and impeach Diane Feinstein now! https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/impeach-sen-diane-feinstein-violating-her-oath-support-and-defend-constitution-united-states-re-awb/sdKKkKJ5?utm_source=wh.gov&utm_medium=shorturl&utm_campaign=shorturl Get the word out & sign it! Reply Mike in NC says: December 29, 2012 at 13:02 While you’re at it, don’t neglect the try-for-treason petition. Reply Sanchanim says: December 29, 2012 at 15:19 signed it.. Reply AlphaGeek says: December 29, 2012 at 12:55 That’s funny as hell. Now my dog is wondering why I’m laughing loud enough to disturb his nap. Reply AZGoot says: December 29, 2012 at 13:01 Where’s Mr. ColionNoir when you need him?! Reply Loyd says: December 29, 2012 at 13:06 Once upon a time he did a video responding to how “gun owners are racist”. He is/was in law school, I’d love to hear him deconstruct the origins of gun control, from Jim Crow, to the mafia, revenue agents looking for work after prohibition. Reply SkyMan77 says: December 29, 2012 at 13:07 Interesting example of using the Anti’s race baiting play against them. I’m not sure we should go there though… IMHO, we need to get people to start thinking again, not just drum up more emotional knee jerk reactions… Reply grammar nazis unite says: December 29, 2012 at 13:47 Mastering apostrophes is important if you want to be taken seriously. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/its Reply William says: December 29, 2012 at 14:16 Didn’t you mean “apostrophe’s”? : P EVERY TERMINAL ‘S’ IS NOT REQUIRED TO BE PRECEDED BY AN APOSTROPHE. There are RULES. Reply AlphaGeek says: December 29, 2012 at 15:19 When the usage is an abbreviation for “it is”, then it bloody well does merit an apostrophe. But it’s all irrelevant, because I’m pretty sure TTAG didn’t create the graphic. Reply g says: December 29, 2012 at 18:36 +1 SDFreeman says: December 29, 2012 at 14:41 The truth is as a OFWG I like you because your black Reply qajaqon says: December 29, 2012 at 15:03 Black IS Beautiful. All day. Every day. But, then, THIS rifle is beautiful whatever its color. Nous Defions Reply BeninMA says: December 29, 2012 at 15:32 Gun control has its origins in racism and xenophobia. But today, new gun control is motivated by fear of young white middle-class men. It may be politically correct to hate on the privileged, but it’s just as irrational and unacceptable as past motivations. Instead of accepting the premise of “those kids and their video games,” the NRA should be running ads speaking to what the American people know in their gut — “We get it, playing video games and watching movies doesn’t mean your sons and brothers are monsters, it means they’re typical American guys. We teach them safe an responsible marksmanship, like many generations before them.” Maybe to turn the stereotype on it’s head, close with an AR-15 being put away in a safe, by what turns out to be a young woman serving her country in the armed forces. This is a culture war we should be able to win easily. Reply David-p says: December 29, 2012 at 16:11 This picture, on a shirt, on mr. Colion Noir-from you tube. Put these three together and send into Feinstein’s office with a camera crew and watch her sweat!!! Reply Lolinski says: December 29, 2012 at 16:51 EEEwwwwww! Reply jwm says: December 29, 2012 at 17:00 Difi. Flopsweat. John Carpenter could not come up with a scarier image with Stephen King’s help. Reply إبليس says: December 29, 2012 at 18:43 Damn honkies trying to keep me down. Imma gonna make em’ all watch Django Unchained. Reply Charlie says: December 29, 2012 at 20:08 Lol. Good one! To a previous poster: This issue has facets that are not apparent to the casual observer. Jim Crow and “gun control” have much in common, not the least of which is that these issues were, and are, championed by Democrats! Toujors l’audace! Charlie Reply Mr. Grimm says: December 30, 2012 at 05:04 The AR-15 may be the black rifle, but this quote would be better applied to a blued ‘Saturday Night special’ (i.e. .38 snubbie revolver) with a black rubber grip, the simplest, easiest, and cheapest gun to use and defend yourself with. I love me some .38 revolvers and everybody should have at least one. Reply Write a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.