This ZoNation video responds to comedienne Sarah Silverman’s “Black NRA” video. I must say it’s refreshing to see race re-enter the gun debate. As we’ve said here since day one, in a world where hatred exists (i.e., the real world) exercising your natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms is an entirely logical, defensible and rational course of action.
The more of a target you and/or your loved ones are—for whatever reason—the more compelling the case. As for the left wing’s insinuation that gun owners are [white] racist “bitter clingers” stocking-up on guns and ammo as a defense against darkies at the door or a race war, GTFO. Right color—and more’s the pity—but wrong motivation. In fact, gun control is, in and of itself, a racist concept born in the Democrat-controlled South. With African Americans (like me!) coming out of the gun closet, it’s about time The People of the Gun played the race card. Hard.
The brothers got that one right!!
Exactly. Silverman probably has no idea how racist her position is. Essentially she is saying blacks uniquely cant be trusted with firearms.
The anti-second amendment movement is one of the core anti-science movements of our age. So it is no surprise that the anti-gun rights people have this racism as well.
Joke, what joke?
Obama is not joking and remember it’s Guns then Bibles. Yes he is a true American Patriot who devoutly believes in Fundamentally Transforming the American “Democracy”
BOOSH! Take that!
Yes they are. Just look at the history of gun control. If you really want to hear in depth about it search recast roots of gun control on http://www.blackmanwithagun.com by Kenn Blanchard.
“African Americans like me” — where were you born again? I thought you were from UK….
Where was he born? All the African-Americans that I know were born right here.
Well, yes, that’s the point, innit? Generally someone born a subject of the Queen in the UK =/= “African American” regardless of their ethnicity.
Last time I checked you became an American when you got citizenship.
We need a fund to make this a prime time commercial. Say Superbowl.
Get minorities and women to realize the empowerment of taking responsibility for your own personal security.The facts are what will eventually kill the anti-gun movement. If indeed, it can be killed.Marginalize them till they are laughed off the nation stage.
More of this.
Sadly there are too many laws that are biased for minorities and women, reducing any incentives for them taking responsibility for themselves. Laws that force the police to automatically take a side regardless of the circumstances or who really is at fault. Why take responsibility for yourself when the police and courts are legally bound to side with you because of your creed or gender?
The gun rights battle is only one battlefront of a much larger war for true equality vs pseudo equality.
@Robert Farago – you guys should do a story on Dr. Ossian Sweet, a Black dentist in Detroit who was put on trial for shooting into a white mob attacking his home in the 1920’s. His crime? He was uppity and moved to the wrong ‘hood. Clarence Darrow defended him and scored an acquittal with an all white jury by using the argument, a man’s home is his castle. . . . . . after that point, Michigan started gun boards that controlled who could (white men) and could not (Black men) get weapons.
Sarah Silverman can suck it. . . .
It’s a good story. If I recall correctly, the ending is a bit sad.
And yeah… screw Silverman.
Screw Silverman? I wouldn’t screw her with your . . . .
I would not touch her with a 60 foot pole.
i would only if its moving at least 60mph
great video…got the point across to bad they will be labeled “uncle tom’s” by the hustlers like Jackson and Sharpton
Jackson and Sharpton can label away RIGHT AFTER they swear (and prove) that they have no armed security following them around.
Sara Silverman can be a racist and say all young black males are dangerous criminals, but God forbid if some “white hispanic” guy profiles a young black male.
This made me smile.
American gun control in its current incarnation surely is a legacy of slavery and the Jim Crow era, but it isn’t *all* down to race. Gun control is really about one thing: control. All sorts of people, who have been labeled undesirables by the powers that be in various times and places, have been subjected to gun control.
The British isles have a long, noble history of selectively disarming various segments of their population based on the prejudices and politics of the day. There are probably several Mormons commenting on TTAG who could tell you all about how mob violence followed forced disarmament during their religion’s early history in Missouri and points east.
Anyway, this was a great video. Unfortunately, too long and too smart to reach the people who really ought to hear it…but awesome. It’s way past time thinking people started exposing the Democratic/progressive “we’ll take care of blacks because you can’t take care of yourselves” double standard for what it is. (For what it’s worth, I thought Silverman’s video was pretty funny…but humor doesn’t usually depend on factual accuracy.)
Distill it to 30 seconds and air it at halftime during the Superbowl. I’d chip in for that.
To Sarah, and all the other blowhard comedians who feel the need to guide the masses…….you are jokesters, not leaders. You get paid to make people laugh, which people do with abandon most times you open your mouths. You are entertainers, and as such nothing coming from your blowholes is of any import if it isn’t funny. So, STFU about policy, go crack a joke and try to make someone laugh.
No, don’t encourage her; she sucks at comedy, too.
She really does. I often wonder if it’s strictly her liberal stance and friends in high places in Hollywood that got her any notoriety.
When she came on the scene, it was novel for a relatively (not my opinion) attractive woman to have a dirty mouth.
Not so much anymore… and as a result, her popularity has waned.
Great video. Nice to hear it from them.
There are many things I don’t agree with Zo on, but damn if he didn’t sink that nail in one hit there.
I was wondering how implying that young black men should all be flagged by NICS was supposed to be funny, but was waiting for some young black men to say they were insulted by it. I now wonder if silverman is insulted that they were insulted.
Can’t find fault with the video. I would love to see all minorities and all women armed legally. Numbers like that would kill gun control in the country for good. And I know it’s not realistic to get all, but getting as many as possible on our side is within reach. Set the goal for 100% and if we fa;; short and get 75% we’re still way ahead.
Sounds like the premise of the Armed Citizen Project
That video was freaking awesome! Please keep more of their stuff coming you guys! Now to go to their website…
I don’t often fall on the floor laughing, but…that was supreme!
I know that Mr. Farago’s liberal antecedents make him see racism in every shadow, he can’t help it, but trying to cast the modern gun control movement in this light is ridiculous. The modern gun control movement is a far left/socialist effort designed to take away the people’s ability to resist the government and make that government supreme in every way.
You may say that the people can’t resist a government that possesses fighter jets, tanks, and hydrogen bombs (don’t tell the Afghanis or the Vietcong), but that superiority isn’t stopping them from trying.
Let’s not get bogged down with foolish chimera and bogey men. Trying to bring blacks on board RKBA is the real foolishness when they vote 95% Democrat in every election. Save your breath.
You miss the mark entirely. How is gun control and racism somehow not compatible?
Modern gun control has its direct roots in racism. Are you assuming racism is more common on the right? it is not. Racism can sometimes be found more overtly on the far right; but it is WAY more pervasive, if not more subtle, on the left.
The main gun control movement of modern time was in1960’s and early 70’s. it was OVERTY racist. Most was in response to the civil rights groups, many of which advocated African Americans owning and bearing arms to protect against localized tyranny in the south.
This brought the birth of the registration movement, a “may issue” scheme for any gun ownership which was defacto prohibition on African Americans having guns. Piled on top of that was the Saturday night special legislation which raised the cost of firearms ownership, also overtly targeting minorities.
The gun control movement today IS racism against minorities and silvermans screed shows it.
I like these guys…
About time someone spoke the truth. This is a good video. I would like to see the liberal/socialist comments about it.
Beautifully stated gentlemen.
Sarah Silverman…..yeah, I’d still hit that.
But I’d totally take her to the range first, or something.
… At about 30 yards, with a blindfold and a cigarette.
Colion is my 2A rights hero. Long before he signed on with the NRA. The guy is awesome.
Excellent! Makes my day.
good way to start off my day right there…
They aren’t “gun control advocates.” The are Gun Ban Lobbyists. Period.
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