Leftist Black Women are Arming Up to Defend Themselves, But Have No Idea What (or Who) Actually Threatens Their Safety
A new report from the Associated Press explored a growing trend among women of color: get a gun, learn to use it, protect yourself. Unfortunately, they fail to identify the biggest threat to their right to life and liberty— the left.
From the article:
Tigner's goal is admirable and it seems like she knows exactly what she's talking about. This is likely due to the fact that she has evidence to support her claims.
Unfortunately, not everyone in the growing gun-owner community supports getting armed for the right reasons. Phillip Smith, the founder of the National African American Gun Association, had this to say in the piece:
This is asinine. While it may "seem" to Smith that being racist is cool, the fact remains that there's no evidence to support his claim— in fact, the evidence proves just the opposite. "Fringe" hate groups like the KKK (a Democratic organization by the way) and Neo-Nazis (aka socialists) have always openly proclaimed their views. Thanks to efforts by conservatives and Republicans, these groups have virtually zero power today and America has never been a more welcoming, accepting country.
What Smith doesn't seem to realize is that leftists are largely responsible for the divisiveness and issues affecting minority communities. After all, when was the last time a KKK member yelled for citizens to burn down a city?
Smith is so determined to find a racial narrative that he completely misses the main point of his contention— black, white, brown, yellow, purple, anyone with a firearm (legal or otherwise) could pose a potential threat. Color has nothing to do with it. The fact that Smith feels members of color need specialized coaching to deal with routine police encounters demonstrates his racism, not everyone else's.
The quote from Manning is similarly stupid. She references the officer-involved shooting of Philando Castile where, again, race had zero influence on the outcome. Jeronimo Yanez gave this account of the incident:
If someone (regardless of race) tells you they have a gun, then keeps reaching for their waistband, any reasonable person would perceive that as a threat.
Laura Manning, if you don't want to be stopped by police, here's a simple suggestion— don't break the law. If you believe that you have a higher chance of being stopped for simply 'driving while black,' you should know that studies have shown that blacks also violate traffic laws more often, resulting in a higher rate of traffic stops.
Finally, the article closed with this account:
There's something about guns that for some reason causes logic to go right out the window. What if Jonava Johnson's boyfriend had been stabbed to death instead? Would she treat knives with the same reverent fear and avoid them for the next 30 years? Doubtful.
Guns are tools, period. They are not inherently good nor evil, and the nature of their usage depend solely upon the people wielding them. We need more responsibly-armed citizens of every color to stop those that would use guns to commit acts of evil.
The notion that blacks aren't supposed to own guns has always been a leftist position. Looking back through the history of the United States, it's always the liberals and Democrats that seek to disarm people with ridiculous laws that only emboldens criminals.
Even responsibly-armed citizens are still vulnerable if they cannot identify relevant threats to their safety. Conservatives will never ask Americans of any color to give up their right to self defense. Republicans will never demand restrictions on sales or magazine capacities. Until the people featured in this article realize this and other inconvenient truths, they will continue to be victims of the leftist machine.
Stay alert. Stay alive.