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
“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
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