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Black Leaders: Gun Control is "Black People Control"

douglas183 Wrote: Feb 24, 2013 2:19 PM
I go along with the control assessment. And while not an entirely black issue, the author makes good points. However, I would say that our first gun laws were the Constitution and Bill of Rights. And the Second laws were drawn to circumvent the Constitution. We are al so much smarter than Tom Jefferson. . . In our dreams.

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...