A doozy of a talking point came out of the mouth of Larry Ward, the chairman of something called Gun Appreciation Day, which is ostensibly being held on January 19, the day before before President Obama's second inauguration happens on January 20.
Note to these history challenged conservafools. January 19 is also Confederate General Robert E. Lee's birthday, which is celebrated as a holiday in Florida, Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Georgia and in Texas as Confederate Heroes Day.
Oops But the crime against history I'm about to pimp slap is this ludicrous comment from Ward.
"I think Martin Luther King, Jr. would agree with me if he were alive today that if African Americans had been given the right to keep and bear arms from day one of the country's founding, perhaps slavery might not have been a chapter in our history,"
WTF? Let's get real for a moment. The reason you and other white males have such a fetishistic attachment to guns in the United States is because of what your ancestors did to mine during slavery.
And let's get back to that jacked up slavery talking point I'm going to have fun eviscerating. Guns are what allowed you to kidnap Africans and bring them to the Western Hemisphere in the first place. With slave rebellions a far more frequent occurrence than the 'happy darkie' meme let on, you damned sure didn't want free Blacks to have arms out of fear they would either use them to help free their captive relatives in the Deep South or send them that way in mass quantities to arm rebellious slaves.
Your fear level of armed slave rebellions went up dramatically after the successful Haitian Revolution from 1791-1804 ejected the French from their profitable Saint-Dominigue colony and established the Republic of Haiti.
The anxiety was especially acute in the Deep South in which they feared a successful repeat in the United States of what transpired in Haiti.
My ancestors damned sure did their best to make it happen with multiple slave rebellions in the wake of the successful Haitian one. The most well known of the slave rebellions of that period was the one triggered by Nat Turner in 1831. .
Frankly you didn't want to prevent slavery. It was far too profitable for you and it took a Union victory in the Civil War and the 13th Amendment to end it.
So don't even try to peddle some stank revisionist history like that to attempt to justify your weak position of unfettered gun access.