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Black Leaders: Gun Control is “Black People Control”


A number of African-American leaders joined together Friday to challenge the gun control proposals currently being considered on Capitol Hill, claiming gun control laws are inherently racist.

“There’s a direct correlation between gun control and black people control,” Stacy Swimp, president and CFO of the Frederick Douglass Society, said at the press conference sponsored by the Center for Urban Renewal and Education(CURE).

Swimp compared the call for universal background checks for gun purchase to the time when blacks were required to register with the government.

“The first 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,” Swimp said.

“I think if you look right after the Emancipation Proclamation – what was going on down in the southern states, it’s very clear that the Dixiecrats wanted to disarm black people to keep us from defending ourselves against the Klansman, who were murdering white and black Republicans to control the ballot box,” Swimp said.

Niger Ennis, President of CORE, Congress for Racial Equality, one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the country, agreed that “gun control has ultimately been about people control.”

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  • gideon

    Gentlemen, I am black and I am owner of many firearms. I agree with your comment about the democrats using many measures to control the black population (food, health, lack of personal defense, etc). I saw it going up and I continue to see it today. Since I was not born here, I can step outside the current views and say that blacks need to stop thinking color – white too and start thinking about their future by focusing on how to solve the problems at hand. All in all the elites want a race war and I see from some of you your anger may take you there. Instead – what is needed is education and awareness who really stands for American values – not a particular race or color, political party. I see so much name calling which just creates more anger and labeling. Why do we lable everything so much? Stop it! We sound like kids in a school yard. Blacks are so happy to have a black president that they are not seeing anything else (negativity of welfare, planned parent hood, spending, their living conditions, etc). I am so happy my mother and father hated welfare and raise us on 20K a year. We all attended college and are successful now. Most women (most likely single parents) only see their rights being supported by Democrats and no one else, and whites are also split on issues. But we need to stop thinking about race and color lines, and focus on how to fix all the problems. Honestly, I think the same problems occur across everyone. Or the elites will win as they do throughout history.