The Huffington Post not only supports gun control, but pushes it as one of the most important issues facing this country. The other thing the liberal website considers to be of dire importance is the racism of non-racist things. These two idiocies crashed into each other today when the anti-gun HuffPo got really bitchy with how damn racism gun control is.
On Tuesday, Huffington Post published an article with the headline, “Why Black People Own Guns.” It asked 11 black gun owners “what gun ownership means in a country determined to keep its black populace unarmed.” The HuffPo interviewed a bunch of black gun owners to find out why they own guns, but really they used it to promote their theory that racist white people are trying to disarm black people. Their answers are brutally :
David White from Atlanta
“I feel like I should be able to do it ? not only to protect myself but also to protect, potentially, the lives of others in the rare situation that I could find myself positioned to do so.” “I am not worried about my interactions with the police ? and I know that’s probably startling to hear given some of the recent events in our country.”
Kendall Marr from Topeka, Kansas
“There are people who don’t have the right mindset to have handguns, people who aren’t responsible with guns. Those people shouldn’t have them. But, yes, I feel safer with a firearm. And changing the laws of what firearms you can carry isn’t going to change the mind of someone who wants to do something illegal. I’m a guy who likes to do things by the book, and I want to be able to protect myself against people who don’t.”
Courtney Cable from Detroit:
“If I’m going out any day or at night, I always carry it. If I’m coming in my house, I always have it out ready to walk into my home. You know, it’s just day to day.” Then she said she felt more vulnerable as a 5-foot-11-inch female and that was her way of defense. “I do feel safer with a firearm even though I’m still nervous, I’m scared, I’m afraid. When I am protected, and my gun is unlocked and loaded, I feel as though I have a chance. It’s either gonna be me or you ? and I can’t be afraid of whatever happens at that point.”
Carlton LeFlore from Winter Garden, Florida, said:
“I have a hammer for my home improvement. I have my gun for self-protection. They’re just tools to me.” “I was always told that guns were bad. You shouldn’t have a gun, you shouldn’t own a gun ? especially for a young black male, you shouldn’t own a gun because you’ll be looked at as a thug, a criminal or a gangster.
I started to see on the news that there were a number of home invasions happening around our city. That motivated me enough to get a gun at least for home protection. I started doing my research to see what was the best shotgun, the laws of the state, the laws of the city and what my Second Amendment rights were in regards to self-defense.
Maj Toure from Philadelphia :
“America would not have even been created without firearms. Some people say it’s a contradiction for me as an African-American man to have a position: ‘When they wrote the Second Amendment, they didn’t mean it for you.’ I don’t give a f**k who they meant it for. It’s mine now.”
James from Western Pennsylvania said he doesn’t feel any safer with a firearm and that he no longer carries for personal protection and instead just owns guns for sport.
RJ Young from Tusla, Oklahoma, explained that he feels less safe now that he’s a gun owner because he’s “probably more likely to have harm done” to him if a cop stops him while driving.
Summary:” they talked about their anxieties during interactions with the police, and their complex views on gun regulation. Gun, shop and club link the interest to a desire , for self-protection against the white supermacists amboldened by president Donald trump election.
The idea that the HuffPo is trying to promote with this article is that the racist white establishment, or more specifically Trump and the Republicans, are taking steps to make sure black people can’t have guns in this country.