New NRA Ad Specifically Targets Black Community; Links Civil Rights Struggle w/ Gun Ownership
The NRA has launched a campaign that specifically targets the Black Community.
The campaign attempts to link the civil rights movement with gun ownership, suggesting that African Americans should own guns for protection against the government.
They also assert that gun violence in black communities is caused by “culture,” not the prevalence of guns.
“It’s not a gun problem, it’s not even a violence problem. It’s a culture problem, it’s a poverty problem, it’s a history problem,” YouTube star Colion Noir says in a video posted on the gun lobby’s YouTube channel on Friday:
No one wants to fight for their protection, they want the government to do it. The same government who at one point hosed us down with water, attacked us with dogs, wouldn’t allow us to eat at their restaurants and told us we couldn’t own guns. […] The only person responsible for your safety is you. Cops can’t always be there. Obama definitely can’t be there. Guy telling me to get rid of my guns when I need them the most, isn’t my friend, isn’t looking out for my best interests and doesn’t speak for me or the community that I’m part of.
Check out the ad below:
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