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Black Leaders: Gun Control is "Black People Control"

Mike ATX Wrote: Feb 24, 2013 11:18 AM
Tone deaf, right. That's one way to criticize with no substance, next thing you know you'll be criticizing someone for taking a drink of water on TV.

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...