Tuesday, January 22, 2013

MLK ... A Gun Carrying Republican?

MLK Was A Gun Carrying Republican
Monday, January 21, 2013 16:27

by Monica Davis
Some folk find it astonishing that the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., was a Republican and a gun carrier.
Back in the day, before the Republicans joined at the hip to right wing extremists, the Republican Party, AKA, the "Party of Lincoln" was the preferred party for African Americans. Loyalty to the deified, slave-freeing Lincoln kept blacks glued to the Republican party. At the time,you'd find Democrat Klan terrorists in local sherrif and police departments--and on the judcial bench, as well.
According to the National Rifle Association:
On September 28, 1868, a mob of Democrats massacred nearly 300 African-American Republicans in Opelousas, Louisiana. The savagery began when racist Democrats attacked a newspaper editor, a white Republican and schoolteacher for ex-slaves. Several African-Americans rushed to the assistance of their friend, and in response, Democrats went on a “Negro hunt,” killing every African-American (all of whom were Republicans) in the area they could find. (Via Grand Old Partisan)
Which brings us to today…
Asshat Jason Whitlock, the Kansas City columnist whose article on Jovan Belcher‘smurder-suicide inspired an anti-gun rant by NBC’s Bob Costas, now says that the pro-Second Amendment National Rifle Association is “the new KKK,” Newsbusters’ Tim Graham reported Monday.
Obviously, Whitlock is as ignorant as he is offensive.
The NRA actually helped blacks defend themselves from violent KKK Democrats in the south, not the other way around. morehere
Republicans criticized the late Senator Byrd because of his KKK connections:
Most folks are semi-aware of the late Sen. Byrds’ connections to the Ku Klux Klan,  but it seems those roots run deep among the Democrats. It was the Democrats, after all, who  created the Klan in the post-Civil War period termed Reconstruction.
Today there is an article in the Charlotte Observer about the Democrat party disowning two of their own for their active racial activities.
But it’s the video where he casually talks about “shooting” and starving black South Africans – and kidnapping the country’s president – that caught the attention of people who track white supremacists.
Hollar, who is running for the N.C. Senate from Catawba County, is one of two Democratic candidates whom state party officials have taken the unusual step of denouncing.
The other is Carrol Crawford, a former Ku Klux Klan leader once convicted of burning a cross in Charlotte. He’s running for Rowan County commissioner. READMOREHERE
Given the racially hostile land that he was working in, is it no wonder that the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., both carried a gun and died by a gun. MLK had a house full of guns. And, was turned down for a gun permit because local white authorities hated the idea of an armed black man who was able to defend himself. 
“MLK had a houseful of guns. Ironically, he was turned down for a carry permit, because, being African American, he was deemed by local law enforcement to be “not suitable.” READMOREHERE
Long after MLK was dead and buried, white politicians are jumping on the gun rights band wagon "in honor of Dr. King." They forget the fact that blacks were vulnerable to white mobs because they were not legally allowed to arm themselves---and when they armed and defended themselves, they were lynched and imprisoned.
Gov. Cuomo stood with the Rev. Al Sharpton in Harlem on Saturday to tout the state’s tough new firearms laws — and how they can help neighborhoods plagued by gun violence.
Cuomo, in an address to the National Action Network to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day, suggested the gun control legislation was another step on the road to the slain civil rights leader’s vision of social justice.
“We passed new gun laws, and we passed new gun laws on Martin Luther King Day,” Cuomo said. “Why? Because, it’s simple enough — innocent people have died.” Read more
Gun control is a doubled edged sword for blacks: on the one hand, thousands of illegal guns in the hands of gangsters and thugs are creating a river of blood in black communities; on the other hand, unarmed blacks are at the mercy of armed thugs.

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