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Oh Hey, ‘Black Lives Matter’ — Do Black Opinions on Guns Matter?

October 24, 2015 by  
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(ThyBlackMan.com) “Gun control advocates,” reports Politico, “frustrated by repeated failures to pass even moderate restrictions on gun ownership, are trying to forge an alliance with Black Lives Matter and the criminal justice reform movement in a strategy shift aimed at overcoming the lobbying power of the National Rifle Association.”

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton recently said: “I think that we have to look at the fact that we lose 90 people a day from gun violence. This has gone on too long and it’s time the entire country stood up against the NRA. The majority of our country supports background checks, and even the majority of gun owners do.”

Clinton’s Democratic rival Bernie Sanders echoed: “All the shouting in the world is not going to do what I would hope all of us want, and that is keep guns out of the hands of people who should not have those guns and end this horrible violence that we are seeing. I believe that there is a consensus in this country. A consensus has said we need to strengthen and expand instant background checks,black-live-matters-gun-control-2015 do away with this gun show loophole, that we have to address the issue of mental health, that we have to deal with the straw-man purchasing issue, and that when we develop that consensus, we can finally, finally do something to address this issue.”

And President Obama readies yet another executive order for further gun control. “President Obama,” writes the Washington Post, “is seriously considering circumventing Congress with his executive authority and imposing new background-check requirements for buyers who purchase weapons from high-volume gun dealers. Under the proposed rule change, dealers who exceed a certain number of sales each year would be required to obtain a license from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and perform background checks on potential buyers.”

The civil rights movement, writes professor Thaddeus Russell, author of “A Renegade History of the United States,” would not have been successful but for access to guns:

“The philosophy of nonviolence as propounded by Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights leadership that emerged in the 1950s was a new and exotic concept to black Southerners. Since before Emancipation, when slaves mounted several organized armed rebellions and countless spontaneous and individual acts of violent resistance to overseers, masters, and patrollers, black men and women consistently demonstrated a willingness to advance their interests at the point of a gun. In the year following the Civil War, black men shot white rioters who attacked blacks in New Orleans and Memphis. Even the original civil rights leadership publicly believed that, as Frederick Douglass put it in 1867, ‘a man’s rights rest in three boxes: the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box.'”

In her book “A Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me,” former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice writes about guns and her minister father. In 1963, four little girls were killed in the bombing of a Birmingham, Alabama, black church. “After the first explosion,’ writes Rice, “Daddy just went outside and sat on the porch with his gun on his lap. He sat there all night looking for white night riders.

“Eventually Daddy and the men of the neighborhood formed a watch. They would take shifts at the head of the entrances to our streets. Occasionally they would fire a gun into the air to scare off intruders, but they never actually shot anyone.

“Because of this experience, I’m a fierce defender of the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms. Had my father and his neighbors registered their weapons, Bull Connor surely would have confiscated them or worse. The Constitution speaks of the right to a well-regulated militia. The inspiration for this was the Founding Fathers’ fear of the government. They insisted that citizens have the right, if necessary, to resist the authorities themselves. What better example of responsible gun ownership is there than what the men of my neighborhood did in response to the KKK and Bull Connor?”

Today, a disproportionate number of gun murders are committed by and on blacks. Blacks are, therefore, uniquely affected by this issue. Have Democratic politicians bothered to ask blacks how (SET ITAL) they (END ITAL) feel about more gun control laws?

A new SurveyUSA News Poll of 500 adults in San Diego, California, did just that. It asked, “Should America have more laws concerning guns? Fewer laws concerning guns? Or just about the right amount of laws concerning guns?”

Half of the white respondents — 50 percent — want more gun laws. Only 26 percent of blacks agreed. Twenty-one percent of whites want fewer laws, while 47 percent of blacks want fewer laws. And 25 percent of both groups thought the amount of current laws are just right.

Altogether, 72 percent of blacks felt that our current gun laws were sufficient — or that we needed fewer. Only 46 percent of whites felt the same way.

If black lives matter, what about black opinions on guns?

Written by Larry Elder

Official website; http://www.LarryElder.com

Twitter; http://www.Twitter.com/larryelder



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6 Responses to “Oh Hey, ‘Black Lives Matter’ — Do Black Opinions on Guns Matter?”
  1. CD Smith says:

    Even better..
    The no-fatal shooting of a black person by “ANYONE”, mandatory 12 year sentence.

    That should slow things down a bit..

  2. CD Smith says:

    There is a very easy solution to issue of black folk being
    disproportionately killed by guns violence and it
    satisfies the “Black Lives Matters” crowd and it does
    not threaten my right to self protection.:

    The “murder” of a black person by the use of a gun
    by “ANYONE” is a mandatory 25 years to life.”

    Case closed..

  3. IF you understand ” black lives matter” is a GEORGE SOROS funded organization it’s alliances and tactics make perfect sense, gun control, illegal immigration and the homosexual agenda has nothing to do with black lives but these are the agenda’s they’re concerned with.

    SOROS has funded many of these types of groups across the world for the purpose of creating revolutions and the destabilizing of whole countries!

    ALSO the immediate access to the media and the political establishment is a dead give away it’s something that just doesn’t happen to a start up and overly provocative black group “BLACK LIVES MATTERS ” is fraud !

    https://youtu.be/L2HQbScS43c

    http://forward.com/opinion/322459/rabbi-led-lgbt-clergy-look-to-support-black-lives-matter/

  4. James says:

    I know several black families that have one or more guns in their houses. None of those guns are registered.

  5. Marque Anthony says:

    The Seven Black Presidents Before Barack Obama
    December 1, 2008
    Were There Black US Presidents before? The people thought that Barack Obama is the first black President of the United States. Wrong.
    1. John Hanson (a Moor) was actually the 1st President of the United States, he served from 1781 – 1782 and he was black. The new country was actually formed on March 1, 1781 with the adoption of The Articles of Confederation. This document was actually proposed on June 11, 1776, but not agreed upon by Congress until November 15, 1777. Maryland refused to sign this document until Virginia and New York ceded their western lands (Maryland was afraid that these states would gain too much power in the new government from such large amounts of land).
    Once the signing took place in 1781, a President was needed to run the country. John Hanson was chosen unanimously by Congress (which included George Washington). In fact, all the other potential candidates refused to run against him, as he was a major player in the revolution and an extremely influential member of Congress.
    As President, Hanson ordered all foreign troops off American soil, as well as removal of all foreign flags. He established the Great Seal of the United States, which all Presidents since have been required to use on all Official Documents. He declared that the 4th Thursday of every November to be Thanksgiving Day, which is still true today. Even though elected, one variable that was never thought through was that America was not going to accept a Black President during the heart of the enslavement period. Enter George Washington.
    2. Thomas Jefferson was the 3rd President of the United States, he served from 1801 – 1809 and he was black. His mother a half-breed Indian squaw and his father a mulatto (half white and half black) from Virginia. He fathered numerous children with Sally Hemmings, a mulatto slave with whom he lived with in Europe.
    3. Andrew Jackson was the 7th President of the United States. He served from 1829 – 1837 and he was black. His mother was a white woman from Ireland who had Andrew Jackson with a black man. His father’s other children (Andrew Jackson’s stepbrother) was sold into slavery.
    4. Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, he served from 1861 – 1865 and he was black. His mother was from an Ethiopian Tribe and his father was an African American. It was told that his father was Thomas Lincoln, a man to cover the truth, but he was sterile from childhood mumps and was later castrated, making it impossible for him to have been his father. Lincoln’s nickname “Abraham Africa-nus the First.”
    5. Warren Harding was the 28th President of the United States, he served from 1921 – 1923 and he was black. Harding never denied his ancestry. When Republican leaders called on Harding to deny his “Negro” history, he said, “How should I know whether or not one of my ancestors might have jumped the fence?”
    6. Calvin Coolidge was the 29th President of the United States, he served from 1923 – 1929 and he was black. He proudly admitted that his mother was dark but claimed it was because of a mixed Indian ancestry. His mother’s maiden name was “Moor.” In Europe the name “Moor” was given to all Black people just as in America the name “Negro” was used.
    7. Dwight E. Eisenhower was the 33rd President of the United States, he served from 1953 – 1961 and he was black. His mother, Ida Elizabeth Stover Eisenhower, an anti-war advocate, was half black.

  6. Marque Anthony says:

    What’s sad is that we African Americans are still calling ourselves BLACK because Caucasian oppressors called us that to contrast their color and to assign to us all the negative things BLACK is equated with in the dictionary. The fact is, like it or not and believe it or not, YOU ARE BROWN and your car tires are black. You can say black is a culture but when they deal with you, they deal with you based on it’s definition – dismal, gloomy, dark, diabolical, treacherous, devoid of light. WAKE UP AFRICAN AMERICANS. We do not call the Asian yellow man because he would not stand for it. We do not call the Native American a red man because he would not stand for it. We do not call the Hispanic man a brown man because he would not stand for it. And many Africans, Haitians and Jamaicans do not accept being called a color they know they are NOT.
    Ironically, African Americans are the only ethnic group/race on the planet which allows ourselves to be called a color we are not, allowing ourselves to be defined by color, by someone else and to allow ourselves to be attached to a color we are not – a color they filled with negative denotations. Then we fight to help keep the lie in place. Is it any wonder that cops treat us as BLACK people by the definition of dismal, gloomy, treacherous, evil etc? We will never rise and overcome as a people if we allow other groups to define us, to define us with a lie and we are sadly willing to help them. AFRICAN AMERICAN LIVES MATTER PEOPLE. Black is the color of my car tires, not my skin. I am a family and relationship counselor who specializes in deprogramming African Americans from slavery mindsets.

    To save lives, get involved with the STAY ALIVE Project. For more information, send your request to atlantacrimecommission@yahoo.com

    Furthermore, as a former detective, I can say that guns don’t kill people – people kill people. All the regulations in the world will not stop a criminal from getting a gun because he/she does not go into a gun store or pawn shop, fill out paperwork, show an I.D. and wait to get approved. Stiffer penalties for those who commit crimes using a gun are what is needed.

    Swift and fair justice is what is needed. Crime prevention training for private citizens is what is needed. The more people who wear guns, thee fewer victims there will be. However these people should be required to take a written test and gun range test before getting their permits to carry.

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