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Black People, Black Guns and Black Politics

October 18, 2012

Kenn Blanchard has an excellent piece at the Daily Caller a couple of days ago that’s superlative, as is much of what Mr. Blanchard does.

He talks about the “soft bigotry” relating to black folks when it comes to swimming and guns.

The money quote:  “Gun control is racist.  Anyone that will give you a sidearm is an ally.  Anyone that wants to disarm you is not your friend. ”

The whole thing is good.  For those with an uber-busy lifestyle, here’s the Cliff’s Notes:

 

Black People, Black Guns and Black Politics

by Kenn Blanchard

Daily Caller

…And the biggest lie is that black people don’t hunt, collect, own, compete with or also don’t want to own a firearm to protect themselves.  If you agree to that; are you saying people of color are less responsible?   How about the thought that only “white people,” red necks, and other nasty-named people would own guns?  If you hear a lie long enough you will start to believe it.  I could go on but this is enough to get you thinking.

Gun control is racist.  Anyone that will give you a sidearm is an ally.  Anyone that wants to disarm you is not your friend.  Gun control has been an issue since the 1600s here in America.  None of concepts of prohibition work.  Learning how to swim or learning how to safely handle a sidearm are excellent skills to have.  You learn to swim so that you won’t drown.  You should learn the truth about firearms because for more reasons than self-defense.  Avoidance programs perpetuate ignorance.  Ignorance kills.

H/t to TTAG.
Photo courtesy Oleg Volk.

3 Responses to Black People, Black Guns and Black Politics

  1. Kenn Blanchard on October 19, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Thank you for your kind words and letting me share space on your blog with this mention.

  2. Jeff Rosst on October 21, 2012 at 3:19 am

    Excellent perspective, very well stated, I had never looked at it this way before, thanks for your take on gun control.

  3. Don Ingram on October 21, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Excellent article. You spoke the truth. I hope it resonates with other folks that are on the fence about gun control.