Friday, March 13, 2009

The NRA Membership Has Ignored Minorities For Too Long

Pictured above, Freedom Fighter, Frederic Douglass and modern Civil Rights Leader and NRA Director Roy Innis. Innis marched with Dr. King for civil rights. Innis is also a founder of the Congress of Racial Equality

Chicago, IL--Fairfax, VA, is Ground Zero for the fight for our fundamental rights for survival. This is where our Second Amendment rights are guarded by the vigilance of several million members of the National Rifle Association. Something is missing and demands attention. The recruitment of minorities especially African Americans has been overlooked.

The history of American gun control began during post Civil War reconstruction to further victimize and control the newly freed slaves. The idea spread up the Northeast Seaboard to New York City. It was later used to oppress each new ethnic group entering the land of the not so free.

America’s African American politicians are lock step with the Ku Klux Klan. Overwhelmingly they support every kind of gun ban. They do that as the very people they claim to represent are at the mercy of thugs, the street gang culture and violent failed Drug War.

In my home town the ghetto schools are staffed by the most pathetic excuse for teachers. They inspire nobody and exist solely because of society’s mandate and a regular paycheck. They are supposed to inspire and set the standard for culture. Instead the African American’s are kept ignorant and under the thumb of government control either inside or outside the prison system.

In Chicago it’s not the Black man that runs the household but the single Black mother with too many children. Yes, it’s an untold scandal and under these conditions African Americans will always come in last for the gifts of a great society, good, education, jobs and wealth. They will continue to overload the courts and corrections system.

Buried in this sea of disenfranchised humanity are law-abiding men and women who are suffering. They must live in fear for their very lives and are frightened for their children they are forbidden by law to protect. This is wrong and this is un-American.

If the law-abiding African Americans understood they have the right to keep and carry guns for self-defense along with the information that government has violated their rights we’d never have to worry about gun bans again.

There is a solution. I’d love to make a documentary film about Gun rights and African Americans. This would cover the history of gun control, and also name the names of the African American politicians that are keeping their own Negroes in their place. Instruction of obtaining training and safe firearms would be included.

After the film is finished, I’d want to see NRA members distribute the DVD’s with a warm handshake and white carnation to every adult as they leave churches in those troubled neighborhoods. They’d also provide the names and phone numbers of their own elected officials so they could demand real hope and change.

Delivering books or putting information on the Internet won’t do much for African-Americans in Chicago. Unfortunately reading is not fundamental in Chicago’s ghettos and handing out DVDs is a must.

There is no better way to protect freedom. African Americans have also filled veteran’s cemeteries giving their lives for our freedom. Let that not have been in vain.

An important side note:
US Supreme Court--Scott v. Sandford, 60 U.S. 19 How. 393 393 (1856)

"It would give to persons of the negro race, ...the right to enter every other State whenever they pleased, ...the full liberty of speech in public and in private upon all subjects upon which its own citizens might speak; to hold public meetings upon political affairs, and to keep and carry arms wherever they went."

This was the court's racist reasoning the cited as to why Dred Scott was returned to his former owner.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good article! I believe, that if Illinois wants to have a personal carry law. More people are going to have to know the truth about guns and responsible gun ownership. I believe the Chicago area politicians and the outspoken two or three Reverends and mayor. Are constantly, trying to instill a fear of guns to the law abiding folks in Chicago. There are a lot of good folks in Chicago and Cook County that are purposely being kept in the dark. And, are being feed some kind of weird ideas of what law abibing gun owners are like. These are the good folks that need to tell the Chicago area politicians, "I have the right and I want to protect my family and myself."

The Chicago media does a good job propagating the fear as well.