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Blacks Should Embrace NRA Gun Proposal
Townhall.com ^ | December 31, 2012 | Star Parker

Posted on 12/30/2012 10:43:38 PM PST by Kaslin

What is the essence of freedom? Property and a gun.

I never met my grandfather, but that's the lesson I took from his life. He was one generation out of slavery and bought property and guns.

It's so predictable that today's discussion on gun control is similar to the noise we hear from liberals every time there is a mass shooting. What is new this time is that the NRA, under the direction of Wayne LaPierre, David Keene and Asa Hutchinson, has put forth a concrete plan that most American parents should appreciate will keep children safer at school.

Why is it that liberals find it sensible to expand the reach of government each time a crisis arises, yet solutions that protect our freedoms and our ability to control our own lives they invariably find irrational?

Consider even the question of cost, which has been one point of contention regarding the NRA’s proposal to provide armed security for our schools. Does anyone believe there are not significant enforcement costs in expanding our gun control laws?

The first parents that I believe should rally behind the NRA’s proposal are those who have been forced for generations to send their children to dangerous urban schools with no recourse or protection - low income, minority parents.

I have argued for 25 years that poor parents should get vouchers so they can move their kids out of schools where they don’t learn and are not safe. But who would have thought that the tragic loss of innocent babes in Connecticut would open the door to force liberals and unions to finally address school safety?

Why are Gun-control advocates never challenged to answer on behalf of the most vulnerable how you take the gun from the underground, the criminal, a racist cop or tyrannical government?

Blacks of all people should know that taking arms from the law-abiding many puts too much power in the hands of a perhaps ill-intending few.

In polling done by the Pew Research Center in 2009, only 38 percent of blacks, compared to 69 percent of whites, expressed a “great deal” or a “fair amount” of “confidence in local police to treat blacks and whites equally.”

In 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, in McDonald v. Chicago, that the 2nd Amendment, which articulates the “right to bear arms,” applies to the states. This overturned an appeals court decision, which upheld a local ordinance in Chicago prohibiting handgun ownership.

The man who filed the lawsuit, Otis McDonald, was a black man who wanted to protect himself in the deteriorating neighborhood where he lived where he felt unsafe because of gangs and drugs.

G. Marcus Cole, a black man from Pittsburgh, now a professor at Stanford Law School, and a member of the national advisory board of my organization CURE, blogged about the case, and his childhood memories of his father buying a gun to protect his family.

“…burned into my memory is the Sunday evening when my father was beaten with a tire iron on the street in front of our home, and in front of us, his four little children. Those three young white men were never caught.”

“When my father, with his surgically reconstructed eye socket and jaw, was released from the hospital and returned home, he did something he never once considered when we lived in the projects. He bought a gun….My sense of security did not come from the Pittsburgh police, or from the law. My sense of security came from my father, and his gun.”

Cole quotes Frederick Douglass, “the self educated runaway slave, turned abolitionist newspaper editor and orator,” who said citizenship requires three boxes: “the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box.”

Blacks should put politics aside and heed the wisdom of Douglass, Marcus Cole’s father, and my grandfather and fight to protect freedom for which we have fought.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: africanamerican; banglist; guncontrol; guns; safetyandsecurity; secondamendment

1 posted on 12/30/2012 10:43:54 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Bump


2 posted on 12/30/2012 10:45:26 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Kaslin
Wow. We each have our own story. Thanks for sharing.

“...….My sense of security did not come from the Pittsburgh police, or from the law. My sense of security came from my father, and his gun.”

3 posted on 12/30/2012 11:01:16 PM PST by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: Kaslin
“the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box.”
In this sense the NRA are the original civil rights activists.
4 posted on 12/30/2012 11:16:13 PM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Kaslin
“the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box.”
In this sense the NRA are the original civil rights activists.
5 posted on 12/30/2012 11:16:32 PM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Kaslin
“When my father, with his surgically reconstructed eye socket and jaw, was released from the hospital and returned home, he did something he never once considered when we lived in the projects. He bought a gun….My sense of security did not come from the Pittsburgh police, or from the law. My sense of security came from my father, and his gun.”

One thing about having a gun in your home for protection is that it is the great "equalizer" - in theory, at least (you have to know how to use it). If someone breaks in, intending to harm me or my family, I at least have a chance to defend them. Take away my equalizer and we become easy targets for anyone with a gun or a knife, or a crowbar, or a ... to do whatever they broke in to do. In all the talk about registering guns, they have yet to figure out how to get the criminals who have them to obey the law. The fact that criminals HAVE guns is illegal but it doesn't seem to stop them! For some strange reason, the gun grabbing liberals never seem to have an answer for that.

6 posted on 12/30/2012 11:17:33 PM PST by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: Kaslin
Blacks ALL Americans of the USA Should Embrace NRA Gun Proposal
7 posted on 12/30/2012 11:17:41 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Kaslin

“Blacks should put their politics aside ...”
Yeah, they should but won’t as long as their ‘lord & savior’ is promising them pie in the sky here and now. With all the talk from their ministers & preachers, and the brave talk in this article, last month the talk walked and ‘social justice’—and all that socialism entails, ‘Protect us from the bad mens!” (and our sons)—what black people voted for was more of the same, including a gun-grabbing statist and socialist. So, nevermind the bollocks: May your chains rest lightly on you, once again, black folks.


8 posted on 12/30/2012 11:23:23 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Kaslin
The 3% of "Blacks who didnt vote for Øzero Should Embrace NRA Gun Proposal"

There....fixed.
9 posted on 12/30/2012 11:37:57 PM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: tumblindice

Yeah, they should but won’t

Some won’t but a lot of white people bought into the same line of crap. Trying to make this into a racial thing is part of that same type of crap.
I do know several black families who are proud American gun owners. They stand as strong in support of the second amendment as the rest of my friends.
I’m in good company.


11 posted on 12/31/2012 1:24:36 AM PST by oldenuff2no
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To: Kaslin

obama will never get guns away from inner city blacks

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/google-mapping-trucks-spot-man-pointing-gun/story?id=17293178#.UOFviZbkrf0

Anymore, I believe gun control is like marijuana control. You can have all the laws you want, but they are vacated by popular action.


12 posted on 12/31/2012 3:04:47 AM PST by gotribe
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To: tumblindice

After the Cival War, many states, rewrote or amended their constitutions with the purpose of keeping guns out of the hands of blacks. The idea being that these new laws would be enforced on blacks but ignored for whites.....


13 posted on 12/31/2012 3:51:54 AM PST by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: Kaslin

The majority of black people in this country just do what they’re told, ironically, by the same political party that supported slavery.


14 posted on 12/31/2012 4:13:12 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Kaslin
But who would have thought that the tragic loss of innocent babes in Connecticut would open the door to force liberals and unions to finally address school safety?

They won't. They'll talk about it for a while, and then, "Hey, a squirrel!!!" and it will be forgotten.

15 posted on 12/31/2012 4:17:43 AM PST by Tax-chick (I'm not crazy ... I'm just not you.)
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To: Kaslin
John Ross (yes, that John Ross) explains the elephant in the room the Star Parker walked right around without ever seeing:

"So here is the important question: What are the chances of a black person of voting age in St. Louis having at least one relative with a criminal record? Assume we define ‘relative’ broadly, to include the young men who father the children of our female relatives, whether married to them or not." He sat there waiting for my answer.

Read the whole thing in Race, Values, the O.J. Verdict, and Right-To-Carry, or A Statistician Explains a Conundrum.
16 posted on 12/31/2012 5:47:08 AM PST by Peet (Alles hat ein Ende nur die Wurst hat zwei. (Monroe in "Grimm"))
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To: Kaslin

At one time I worked in a gun store. Some of our best customers were older black men who came from parts of town where civilization had collapsed. They worked for many years to pay off a mortgage, only to spend their golden years trapped in their own homes by gang-bangers.


17 posted on 12/31/2012 7:03:45 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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18 posted on 12/31/2012 7:26:45 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Jet Jaguar

New York Post

Port Authority cop accused of owning ‘Newtown’-style assault rifle

By MELISSA KLEIN

Last Updated: 6:27 AM, December 30, 2012

Posted: 1:01 AM, December 30, 2012

This gun lover carries a badge.

Port Authority cop Jeffrey Haner was busted on possession of two illegal assault weapons, including the same type of Bushmaster rifle used in the Newtown massacre, authorities said.

Ramsey, NJ, police said they took a total of 10 weapons from Haner after his wife asked for a temporary restraining order.

The 41-year-old cop, who works at the George Washington Bridge and made $175,000 last year, also had eight legal guns, including two handguns, Ramsey police said.

But Haner’s .223-caliber Bushmaster and Chinese-made Norinco rifle were fitted with accessories including flash suppressors that made them illegal assault weapons under New Jersey law, police said.

He was charged on Dec. 21 with two counts of possessing an assault weapon without a permit, police said. The maximum penalty for each charge is five years in prison.

Haner was also charged with one count of possessing high-capacity magazines, which carries a maximum penalty of up to 18 months in prison.

A source familiar with Haner’s case said he bought the guns more than 15 years ago and they were stored in a locked case.

Haner did not return a call seeking comment.

Bobby Egbert, a spokesman for the Port Authority PBA, said Haner had an “impeccable 19-plus-years career” with the department.

Read more: Port Authority cop busted for alleged possession of “Newtown”-style assault rifle - NYPOST.com http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/gun_rap_on_pa_cop_Dv0r84uKgQIFATgmh2OAcI#ixzz2Ge2P8XCY


19 posted on 12/31/2012 7:49:43 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Impala64ssa

Sen. Feinstein: US has to ‘bite the bullet’ and enact new gun-control restrictions
By Daniel Strauss - 12/30/12 11:18 AM ET

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) argued Sunday it’s time for the country to “bite the bullet” and pass new gun control legislation.

In response to a shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. that resulted in 27 dead, including 20 children, Feinstein has promised to introduce a new federal assault weapons ban in 2013.

“America has to bite the bullet of what these incidents mean to our people, to our nation and our nation’s standing in the world,” Feinstein said on “Fox News Sunday.” “When you have someone walking in and slaying in the most brutal way, 6-year-olds, something is really wrong.

Feinstein said she would look to close loopholes that allowed many gun manufactures to evade the restrictions in the original federal assault weapons ban, which expired in 2004.

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/274891-sen-feinstein-america-has-to-bite-the-bullet-and-enact-new-gun-control-measures


20 posted on 12/31/2012 7:51:51 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: boatbums

WND EXCLUSIVE

Occupy Wall Street lawyer in dash for Sandy Hook cash
Suit claims $100 million in damages for survivor who heard tragedy on intercom

Published: 2 days ago

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An attorney seeking to sue Connecticut for $100 million on behalf of a Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting survivor who heard Adam Lanza’s murderous rampage on a loudspeaker also serves as the official lawyer for Occupy New Haven, WND has found.

http://www.wnd.com/2012/12/occupy-wall-street-lawyer-in-dash-for-sandy-hook-cash/


21 posted on 12/31/2012 7:53:58 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Kaslin

Some folks just have to follow the narrative...either they can’t think for themselves or are afraid of the consequences of doing so...

{This Line Serves Correct Thoughts Only}

...coming soon to a health care facility near you. Proper thinking enforced by myriads of loyal negro gatekeepers and homeland security that can read your posts and emails.


22 posted on 12/31/2012 8:38:52 AM PST by exPBRrat
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To: Kaslin

We protect what we value. Banks, life insurance, auto and property insurance, elected officials, etc.

We are in danger of being compared to the maniacal “palestinians,” who, according to one description, will never achieve peace as long as they hate Israel more than they love their children.

It appears some Americans hate guns more than they love their children.


23 posted on 12/31/2012 9:55:29 AM PST by DPMD
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To: Kaslin

Reagan once said you can’t reason somebody out of a position they didn’t reason themselves into. Blacks will vote for blacks even if evidence and logic shows they’ll lose as a result. Tribalism trumps everything else.


24 posted on 12/31/2012 10:03:08 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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