MrColionNoir has been added to the blogroll’s Self-Defense Rights section this morning.
‘Course, as he says, it’s not only about self defense:
Source for those who can’t see the embed.
An aside (and a question). MrColionNoir recently teamed up with the NRA for a series of videos. This has led some on the other side to get sniffy abut the NRA’s alleged history of racism.
This cry of “racist!” and “pandering!” is being made mostly by people who identify as Democrats. So my question is, how can they be so upset over NRA racism — while turning a blind eye to the fact that their organization was the party of slavery, the party that founded the KKK, wrote the Jim Crow laws, and opposed anti-lynching efforts? Even into modern times the Dems were the party that “stood in the schoolhouse door” and the party of the axe handles. Sure, by the 1960s some Dems belatedly took the side of blacks, although they did it with the insulting intent of “managing” black populations.
Heck, credible sources note that Martin Luther King was a Republican, as were most blacks of his day because of the longstanding oppression they’d suffered at the hands of the Democrats.
I still say a pox on both R and D houses, of course. And on the ever-compromising NRA (despite actually behaving like a gun-rights group this year). But if any taint of racism, ever, is sufficient to discredit any organization in the eyes of the NRA sniffers, how can they possibly justify being Dems?
Okay, it’s a rhetorical question. We all know how they do it — by maintaining a double standard. Or choosing to ignore those parts of history they find inconvenient. Still …