By Nick Givas
The Washington Post ran an article Friday claiming gun violence is “rooted in white supremacy” and white men turn to guns as a way to “reassert their authority.”
The story, by Nathan Wuertenberg, goes on to say the Second Amendment was twisted by white men so they could “exercise authority over black men and women by violent means.” Wuertenberg blames society for having “incentivized white male violence” and believes there is a correlation between mass shootings and the empowerment of minorities.
“It’s no coincidence that the rate of gun violence, and mass shootings in particular, has risen in tandem with the expansion of rights and representation for people of color and women in recent decades,” he writes. “Mass shooters have routinely expressed white-supremacist views or motivations.”
Wuertenberg also tries to go after the National Rifle Association (NRA) and said they were complicit in criminalizing “legal black gun ownership.”
“The 2015 police shooting of Philando Castile, who was killed in Minnesota as he followed proper protocol by announcing he had a legal handgun in his vehicle, is but the most notable example in recent years of the criminalization of legal black gun ownership,” the article reads. “The fact that the NRA, an organization eager to join the fray at the slightest hint that gun rights might be infringed upon, did nothing in response to his death reveals its assumption that gun ownership is a white domain.”
Wuertenberg ends the piece by mentioning Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz and tried to get philosophical about him wearing a “Make America Great Again Hat.”
“Most recently, the suspected shooter in the Parkland, Fla. school massacre, Nikolas Cruz, was reportedly photographed with a “Make America Great Again” hat,” Wuertenberg concluded. “The hat was new. The worldview that put that hat on his head and an AR-15 in his hands is not.”
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8 thoughts on “Washington Post crusades against 2nd Amendment, claims guns keep white men on top”
They forget the first gun control in the US was put in by Southern Democrats to keep guns out of the hands of Blacks. After the Civil War many Blacks took their guns home and many of the militant branch of the Democratic party (The KKK) were getting shot when night riding in lynching parties.
White Privilege , yes I know all about it ….. I had the privilege of working from the age of seven
until I retired ……….Privilege My Azz !!
Liberals keep blaming the President & NRA for all the problems revolving around firearms in the country, they never mention the perpetrators ” mental illness ”
But then again , mental illness and liberals …….. one in the same ??
I think that most politicians don’t have the guts to take on the problem of “mental Illness”
That young man if Florida should have been getting all kinds of help, how many warning signs were missed or ignored.
“That young man if Florida should have been getting all kinds of help, how many warning signs were missed or ignored.”
Just how many more calls would it have taken to get him and his problems noticed?
It is a failure of Government ,the same Government that wants to disarm “We The People” because they can/will protect us.
When Government has No Duty to protect and from the example of Parkland Fl. they have proven it,yet they want us to disarm and trust in them,I think Not.
“The NRA was founded as a civil rights organization intended to help Black Americans arm themselves against the KKK, according to writer and conservative commentator Candace Owens.” http://atlantablackstar.com/2018/03/05/black-woman-defends-nra-claims-organization-founded-arm-blacks-kkk/
A Brief History of the NRA
Dismayed by the lack of marksmanship shown by their troops, Union veterans Col. William C. Church and Gen. George Wingate formed the National Rifle Association in 1871. The primary goal of the association would be to “promote and encourage rifle shooting on a scientific basis,” according to a magazine editorial written by Church.
After being granted a charter by the state of New York on November 17, 1871, the NRA was founded. Civil War Gen. Ambrose Burnside, who was also the former governor of Rhode Island and a U.S. senator, became the fledgling NRA’s first president.
NRA founded to fight KKK, black leader says
Somewhere in there is the reason for it’s founding,not as cut and dried as one may first think .
White privilege? Oh. Ok. I’ll take it!!!!
The Democrat party,the party of racism,Jim Crow,the KKK has a long proud tradition of gun control,denying people of any color,race their natural/civil rights.
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