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Interesting perspective on Race, Gun Control and the NRA

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Tinpig, Mar 12, 2013.

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  1. Tinpig

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    Great video!
     
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    Maybe the NRA ought to sponsor members taking black people from the inner city shooting and hunting, and get them involved in the shooting sports in a positive way. Not only would this narrow the distance between the inner city culture and pro-gunners, but would reduce stereotyping, bigotry, fear, and racism. It would also undermine the extreme left, who capitalizes on fear, stereotyping, bigotry, and racism (both directions of racism, I might add).
     
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    Which is ironic because the black voters overwhelmingly vote for gun grabbers. Go figure.
     
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    Blacks explaining to urban blacks that gun control IS people/race control just might be the wake up call that is needed. It is primarily the urban black population tht is being disarmed. That is the whole point to raising this issue.
     
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    I have watched the entire news conference. It is a little long, about 75 minutes, but well worth the watch. They really go into the history of gun control and to be honest, it would shock the average person. Most of us here know how gun control began, but it is still a good watch.

    Shawn
     
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    Outstanding. Sad, did you folks notice how empty the spectator area was?
     
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    The woman standing just to the left of the podium is Star Parker.

    I suspect she organized this event.

    Her website is http://www.urbancure.org/

    Subscribe to the newsletter. The recent talk is about RKBA, but it's always about topical subjects.

    If you can afford it send the organization a donation. It's not 2A focused - other than right now - but the goals are good.

    Skip lunch one day and send ten bucks. Half of us could stand to lose a few ounces.
     
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    They don't vote for them because they are gun grabbers...
     
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    I suggest we first drop preconceived notions about how black people view guns. We may not know how black people feel about guns.

    When we see the media's vision of gun owners, we laugh. Real attorneys laugh at how the process of law is depicted. Scientists laugh at the "scientific facts" in TV shows. There's a good chance the media gets black views (minorities in general) wrong.

    We should engage in conversations with different kinds of people. Please stay yourself, don't effect a stance or dialect you think they can relate to. That simply shows you see a color, not a person.

    I've seen both ends. Once, a well meaning person rushed to assist a black man disassemble his 1911, not knowing the guy probably knew more about guns than he. On the other end, I saw a gun show ammo vendor overlook a black customer, then tried to rip him off after he insisted on being served.

    We need a way to expose more people to the enjoyment and responsibility of gun ownership. In just about every major city, practice and training facilities are, in a practical sense, unavailable.

    The irony of busing city dwellers who have expressed interest in firearms to a range that's probably outside the city is thick. But it would be nice if self-selected enthusiasts had an easier way to participate in practice and training. To illuminate the transportation issue, when I was a graduate student, I sometimes gave a ride to a visiting professor from New York City. In his sixties, he never had to learn to drive. Or, one can't take the "L" to a range in Chicago.

    I've visited gun websites where too many members are probably also on "Stormfront". Racism might have created "stay at home" gun enthusiasts who present a lower public profile. Rather than letting them slide, post opposition to thoughtless, groundless racist posts. There's a difference between wanting everyone to be "PC" and counter-posting those who are constantly race baiting.

    We just might have more people openly standing by our side.
     
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