How ironic is it that fifty years after Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his “I have a dream” speech, so-called black leaders are advocating infringing upon the rights of blacks.
Black faith leaders urge Congress to toughen gun laws
(Washington Post) – A coalition of African American faith leaders is invoking the words of Martin Luther King Jr. as it tries to revive the debate over the nation’s gun laws and calls on Congress to toughen background checks for firearms purchases.
In an open letter timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary celebration of the March on Washington, leaders of predominantly black congregations across the country wrote that they have an obligation to future generations to “sound the clarion call to end gun violence in our communities.”
…The leaders urged Congress to pass a law requiring background checks for all gun purchases, including private sales. They wrote that gun violence afflicts African Americans disproportionately, noting that nearly 60,000 black children and teens have been killed by guns in the five decades since King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech.
It’s worth noting that the U.S. Justice Department has filed suit to block voter ID laws as discriminatory towards minorities. Why is that?
(NPR) – The Justice Department has , claiming that the state requirement for voter identification discriminates against minorities.
The suit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, alleges that the state’s 2011 voter ID law was intended to be discriminatory. It alleges that poor black and Latino voters — many of whom don’t drive — might be required to travel considerable distances to a driver’s license office in order to acquire voter identification.
So, if requiring ID to vote is worthy of a U.S. Justice Department lawsuit to block its implementation because of constitutional infringements, why then isn’t requiring identification to purchase a gun equally discriminatory?