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Black Leaders: Gun Control is "Black People Control"

Steve of CA Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 5:14 AM
In 1967 a group of Black Panthers carrying loaded weapons marched onto the floor of the California State Assembly to protest gun control legislation. The legislation they were protesting was signed into law by Gov. Ronald Reagan.
annfan_777 Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 6:27 AM
So Reagan signed a bill that the Democrat legislature passed, eh? Imagine that.

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...