The short answer to the “Do Black Americans Have the Right to Bear Arms” question posed by the ACLU is intuitively obvious…



With 233 mass shootings so far this year, the issue of gun violence in the U.S. is all too familiar. Tragic events like the Pulse nightclub and Parkland shootings go from being media spectacles to quotidian events at an alarming rate in a country that often heralds the Second Amendment above meaningful safety for all its citizens. The vigilantism of widespread gun ownership puts Black Americans in an especially vulnerable position given the brutality and human cost of discriminatory policing.

[OCS: Self-protection cannot be redefined as vigilantism by those seeking to craft an anti-gun narrative for political purposes.

The God-given, inalienable right to self-defense was implicit in the Second Amendment, which was crafted specifically as a redress against egregious government tyranny. There was no consideration of race at the time.

It is intellectually dishonest to cite the “brutality and human cost of discriminatory policing” when the vast majority of Blacks killed in America were killed not by police, but by other Blacks -- specifically criminal gang members and drug dealers in the inner cities governed by progressive communist democrats.]

The gun violence epidemic continues to spark debate about the Second Amendment and who has a right to bear arms.

[OCS: There is no debate! Every American citizen has a constitutionally guaranteed right to own and bear arms. The only exceptions are those found mentally deficient, drug addicts, and felons. Not one word about racial characteristics.]

Moreover, there is no “violence epidemic.” Violence is not transmitted from one person to another, and the carry and use of a weapon is a conscious individual decision.]

But often absent in these debates is the intrinsic anti-Blackness of the unequal enforcement of gun laws, and the relationship between appeals to gun rights and the justification of militia violence.

[OCS: If there is a debate over the unequal enforcement of gun laws, it can be laid mostly at the feet of progressive communist democrat prosecutors who are lazy and will plea bargain away gun charges in return for an easy guilty plea to increase their prosecution statistics or those with an ideological agenda that favors perpetrators over victims as redress for historical wrongs.

There is no relationship between the appeal to gun rights and the justification of militia violence. That is a straw man argument with no validity. As for militia violence, I wonder if the ACLU considers Louis Farrakhan's Nation of Islam when they think about armed militias, or for that matter, The New Black Panthers? What about Antifa? The fact that militias are armed, be it with rocks, bottles, bear spray, or guns, has absolutely nothing to do with an appeal to gun rights for law-abiding citizens.]

Throughout the history of this country, the rhetoric of gun rights has been selectively manipulated and utilized to inflame white racial anxiety, and to frame Blackness as an inherent threat.

[OCS: The rhetoric of gun rights centers mainly around the attempts of the progressive communist democrats to disarm law-abiding citizens while rendering them more vulnerable to the criminals and crazies they fail to prosecute and incarcerate – the same dangerous individuals they continue to release into our communities. The same individuals do not respect laws – any laws – and especially laws on purchasing and using weapons.]

In this week’s At Liberty podcast episode, you’ll hear from historian Carol Anderson, author of The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America, and Charles Howard Candler, Professor of African American Studies at Emory University, who interrogates the elegiac worship of the Second Amendment and how racism determined its very inclusion in the Bill of Rights.

[OCS: This is the type of bald-faced assertion that is advanced by a true racist, an individual that sees everything through the prism of race – and I should add, self-promotion and career advancement.]


I am not surprised by the ACLU claiming a relationship between race and the Second Amendment, given their founding and goal of disarming all law-abiding Americans.


And yes, even those who appear to be members of an armed Black militia have that right until they commit an offense.


Even the notoriously corrupt Southern Poverty Law Center lists the New Black Panther Party as an “SPLC Hate Group, noting, “The New Black Panther Party is a virulently racist and anti-Semitic organization whose leaders have encouraged violence against whites, Jews, and law enforcement officers.” <Source>

Bottom line…

A conclusion that I find inescapable is that these armed Black groups are mostly communist front groups that serve as the shock troops of the progressive communist democrats as they seek to use identity politics to gain or maintain political power. I wonder if they study history where they will find that insurgents such as themselves are often the first people eliminated when a communist regime takes power – lest they become a threat to the regime when it eventually turns its back on the people in favor of the dictators, the elites and the oligarchs. Useful idiots all.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


The Gun Control Act (GCA), codified at 18 U.S.C. § 922(g), makes it unlawful for certain categories of persons to ship, transport, receive, or possess firearms or ammunition, to include any person:

  • convicted in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year;
  • who is a fugitive from justice;

  • who is an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance (as defined in section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act, codified at 21 U.S.C. § 802);

  • who has been adjudicated as a mental defective or has been committed to any mental institution;
  • who is an illegal alien;

  • who has been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions;

  • who has renounced his or her United States citizenship;
  • who is subject to a court order restraining the person from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner or child of the intimate partner; or

  • who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.

The GCA at 18 U.S.C. § 922(n) also makes it unlawful for any person under indictment for a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year to ship, transport, or receive firearms or ammunition.

Further, the GCA at 18 U.S.C. § 922(d) makes it unlawful to sell or otherwise dispose of firearms or ammunition to any person who is prohibited from shipping, transporting, receiving, or possessing firearms or ammunition. <Source: BATFE>

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