I strive to focus solely on issues, rather than politics, though my strident Libertarianism and disgust for both major political parties often shines through. But since the gun control lobby is largely [if not exclusively] composed of those on the political left, it can be difficult to parse the issue from the ideology when discussing gun control.
The political left has a near monopoly on segregating issues by class, race and creed. Gun control is not immune from this paradigm. Case in point – Russell Simmons’ recent diatribe against civil libertarians [because the 2A is a civil and Constitutional right].
“Fear is … the best ammunition that the National Rifle Association can muster.”
“Our community is not interested in a corporate sponsored gun group telling us what to do,” corporate mogul Simmons asserted, presuming to be the one authorized to speak on behalf of the collective. “Until they show a real interest in solving the violence problem in our community, they can keep their Yankee hat-wearing spokesman and their African-American ‘campaigns’ for themselves. In the words of another internet star, ‘ain’t nobody got time for that.’”
He’s speaking of course, primarily to Colion Noir, a fervent 2nd Amendment advocate and YouTube sensation, who was recently [and finally] thrust into the spotlight for his cogent missives on gun control. Colion, however, is black. That simply won’t do for Russell Simmons and others of his ilk, who are vehemently crying about the crime and violence in their ‘community’, yet ironically supporting a disarmament of the citizenry.
Colion doesn’t shirk from holding his own against divisive rhetoric.
“I don’t have fans, I have supporters,” Noir shot back. “This is real life, not music, not movies, real life. You kicked the hornets and thought you could walk away, but you were wrong. The NRA came to me after saying what I have been saying for two years. We’re not lil wayne fans, we take this seriously, we believe in our rights and the ability to protect ourselves. Black, White, Hispanic, Asian, we are Americans with the right to live and protect that life. The gun is the equalizer in a world of evil whether you want to believe it or not. Remember this the next time you decide to come down from your ivory tower and attack someone’s motives who you know nothing about. As pro gunners we protect our own, the same way we would protect you with our guns if someone threatened your life.”
Also check out the Examiner’s piece on the 2nd Amendment and the civil rights movement. Wonder why we don’t hear more about this…….?