ALL BLACKS ARE NOT VICTIMS BEGGING FOR MORE CRIME IN THEIR COMMUNITY, SOME ARE CONSERVATIVES WHO CAN SEE THAT THE DEMOCRAT PLAN FOR GUN CONTROL IS GOING TO IMPACT THEIR COMMUNITY DISPROPORTIONATELY MORE THAN DIANE FEINSTEIN’S NEIGHBORHOOD
I have often wondered why Blacks were oblivious to the fact that most of the inner cities were controlled by democrats and that they featured some of the strongest gun control measures in our nation. Why Blacks could not plainly see that most of the gun-related offenses in their community were committed by gang members protecting turf and “honor” when they were not out pushing drugs or committing crimes. Why would the ruling democrats refuse to act against these domestic terrorists? Follow the money! The government, public employee unions, the legal establishment has a vested interest in keeping crime in the inner cities, but not ending it. Without crime and the need to attend to the minority poor, there would be no rationale for raising taxes and moving around large amounts of money – with a goodly percentage sticking to the hands of the administrators or their special interest friends. I wonder if the Blacks ever wonder about the corrupt community ministers who are willing to sell out their flock for a little political “walking around money” and access to a few dollars for church programs. Why would this church going leadership tolerate the immorality of those who have multiple children with multiple women and who shirk the responsibilities of fatherhood? And, I am not speaking about the race-baiters and race-extortionists like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. Why would American Blacks allow themselves to be marginalized by a progressive group who divides them from other Americans using names, language and dress – calling it cultural heritage – even though it prevents many from getting decent jobs and advancing in the community?
Why would the Black community go along with gun control that does little or nothing about crime control. Creating a bigger pool of Black victims for inner city gangs?
The Racism of Gun Control
Niger Innis, spokesman for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), doesn’t buy the public safety argument pushed by anti-gun politicians.
“For black Americans, we know that gun control has ultimately been about people control,” he said. “It sprouts from racist soil; be it after the, or during the infamous Dred Scott case where black man’s humanity was not recognized.” (A helpful timeline tracking 1640 to 1995 shows the history of legislative efforts to keep firearms out of the hands of black Americans.)
Stacy Swimp, president of the Frederick Douglass Society, said “there’s a direct correlation between gun control and black people control.” Early gun laws “were put into place to register black folks, to make sure that they would know who we were — that we could not defend ourselves.” (It was former slave and orator Frederick Douglass who said, “A man’s rights rest in three boxes: the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box.”)
Black Chamber of Commerce president Harry Alford praised the National Rifle Association, noting its historic role in protecting black Americans.
“The National Rifle Association was started, founded by religious leaders who wanted to protect free slaves from the Ku Klux Klan,” he said. “They would raise money, buy arms, show the free slaves how to use those arms and protect their families. God bless you. Many of us probably wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for the NRA.”
As historian Michael Zak explained in his book, Back to Basics for the Republican Party, after the Civil War ended Republicans passed the Thirteenth Amendment, formally abolishing slavery. Democrats in southern states countered by enacting laws aimed at maintaining control over the ex-slaves.
Zak notes that these “black codes” typically prohibited African-Americans not only from owning guns, but also from operating their own businesses, assembling without authorization, being on the street after nightfall, or traveling without permission from their white employers.
He said the black code in effect in Mississippi stated that “no freedman, free Negro or mulatto, not in the military . . . and not licensed so to do by the board of police of his or her county, shall keep or carry firearms of any kind, or any ammunition…”
“The black codes were abolished, in theory, by the GOP’s 1866 Civil Rights Act, and in practice, by the GOP’s 1868 Reconstruction Act,” Zak says.
After the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified in 1868, Democrats strained to find new ways to prevent freed blacks from getting their hands on guns, writes Dave Kopel, research director at the Independence Institute.
Because the new 14th Amendment forbade any state to deny “the equal protection of the laws,” gun control statutes aimed at blacks could no longer be written in overtly racial terms. Instead, the South created racially neutral laws designed to disarm freedmen. Some laws prohibited inexpensive firearms while protecting more expensive military guns owned by former Confederate soldiers. Meanwhile, other laws imposed licensing systems or carry restrictions. As a Florida Supreme Court justice later acknowledged, these laws were “never intended to be applied to the white population” (Watson v. Stone, 1941). <Source: The Racism of Gun Control>
Bottom line …
Why do Blacks listen to those promoting international socialism and communism in the guise of progressive democrat politics? I always assumed people would vote for those who empowered them and exposed them to the opportunity of America. Not voting for a man because he was – or in Obama’s case, styles himself as being black – but voting for a party and representatives who cleaned up the decades of decay in the Black Community instead of siphoning off the resources needed to do the job.
If the Blacks and others do not clearly see that gun control will not curb crazies or criminals and if they want to continue being victimized by the domestic terrorists among them, let them continue to vote democrat and seal their own fate. If you do not believe me, open your eyes and look around – read some history – and judge for yourself.
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“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar
“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS