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African American Groups Agree That Gun Control Equals People Control

Kirkland, WA – Several predominantly African American groups are mounting campaigns to remind people that gun control in America harkens to a time when blacks were restricted from possessing weapons in order to ensure their submission.

Gun control laws that banned or put restrictions on African Americans from owning firearms as documented by the National Rifle Association’s Institute of Legislative Action included in part:

  • 1640 – Virginia
  • 1712 – South Carolina, Virginia
  • 1806 – Louisiana
  • 1811- Louisiana
  • 1819 – South Carolina
  • 1825 – Florida
  • 1828 – Florida
  • 1831 – Delaware, Virginia, Maryland
  • 1833 – Florida, Georgia
  • 1844 – Florida, Texas, North Carolina
  • 1845 – North Carolina
  • 1847 – Florida
  • 1848 – Georgia
  • 1852 – Mississippi
  • 1860 – Georgia
  • 1861 – Florida
  • 1865 – Mississippi

Ken Hutcherson, former linebacker with the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys and pastor of the Antioch Bible Church, told CNSNews.com that “gun control is about controlling people.”

When asked if he thought gun control hurts African Americans, he responded: “It absolutely does, there’s no doubt about it. It began that way with history. You see why there was so much gun control earlier in life—in American life—because it controlled African Americans. Gun control is about controlling people. We need to understand that those who need to be trained, who need to be armed is the African American community, and I don’t understand why any African American that is there in Congress right now would have the slightest thought about taking guns away from African Americans. We need them.”

Other black leaders spoke to the issue at the National Press Club at an event last week. Star Parker, founder and president of the Center of for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE), said her organization organized the event to allow black leaders “to express our deep concern of efforts currently under way to limit our God-given and constitutional right of self-defense.”

Stacy Swimp, president and CFO of the Frederick Douglass Society, said:  “History is rife with examples. There’s a direct correlation between gun control and black people control.” He added, “The first gun laws were put into place to register black folks, to make sure that they would know who we were – that we could not defend ourselves.  I think if you look right after the Emancipation Proclamation—what was going on down in the southern states, it’s very clear that the Dixiecrats wanted to disarm black people to keep us from defending ourselves against the Klansman, who were murdering white and black Republicans to control the ballot box. So I think history is rife with examples. There’s a direct correlation between gun control and black people control.”

Ken Blackwell, chairman of the board for CURE and board member of the National Rifle Association, added: “That right to protect one’s life and liberty is a God-given right…It is a gift from God, not a grant from government.”

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