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Black Leaders: Gun Control is "Black People Control"

sam allen Wrote: Feb 24, 2013 9:12 AM
You failed to mention that they are also the victims of a much higher percentage of homicides. Oh and TX Gal, most of those crimes happen in places with the toughest gun laws. The law abiding citizens do not have guns, while the criminal elements and gangs go out of their way to get guns illegally. So will more gun laws really stop the violence in these neighborhoods? Perhaps it is time to allow the law abiding citizens to legal defend their neighborhoods.

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...