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.

President Obama Unveils Sweeping Gun Control Plan

In the wake of  the Sandy Hook shootings, President Barack Obama has taken several measures, including creating a panel led by Vice President  Biden, and today, sharing his goals for increased gun control:


The President’s plan includes:
– Closing background check loopholes to keep guns out of dangerous hands
– Banning militar-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and taking other common-sense steps to reduce gun violence
– Making schools safer with more officers, counselors, and better emergency plans
– Increasing access to mental health services
– Ending the freeze on gun violence research

No, the Government Does Not Want Your Guns

Remember when last month NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre talked about the,”massive Obama conspiracy to deceive voters and hide his true intentions to destroy the Second Amendment in our country”? Yeah, I’m thinking he was a little off. Sadly, paranoid gun talk and fear is how the NRA recruits new members, but his whole the “government wants our guns” myth is being shattered by the real non violent movement that started with Occupy Wall Street.

Hey, remember when the Tea Party folks were excising their “right to bear arms” by showing up where the President was speaking strapped and even went as far as marching on Washington with their guns? And remember when the secret service and police tear gassed, harassed, beat and arrested those Tea Party protestors? You don’t? That’s because it never happened. If the government was really about taking away guns they had a perfect opportunity to crack down on a group of obviously delusional individuals, packing heavy artillery, and showing up in areas of high security. If President Obama wanted to hatch some “conspiracy” he had a perfect opportunity at that time.