That is the skewed logic of gun advocacy group, Political Media, the creator of Gun Appreciation Day.
With the snappy title, “What Would Django Do?” the president of Political Media, Larry Ward, says that he also plans to form a non-profit of the same name, though he has not checked into copyright infringement, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it,” Ward said. “We’ll make sure we aren’t violating copyrights, and if we are, we’ll have to change the name. But Django is perfect for what we’re trying to do, which is to promote gun rights to minorities. We’ll tackle the issue on the Democrats’ own turf.”
I’m assuming the “turf” that Ward is referring to are Black voters who overwhelmingly vote Democrat.
Maybe what Ward is failing to realize is that more guns on the streets means more Black people in jail — or dead.
The Southside of Chicago has enough guns. Philly and New Orleans have enough guns.
But they want to market guns to our communities using the likeness of an unhinged freed slave?
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Maybe Ward is also forgetting that the last time Black people –specifically the Black Panther Party – proudly and publicly insisted on carrying guns, President Ronald Reagan signed the Mulford Act — the most pivotal gun legislation this nation has ever seen – into law to prevent it.
This country doesn’t want more armed Black men. They don’t want to make it so that every time a crooked cop, or a racist neighborhood watchman, or a bigoted employer, or a self-entitled a**hole gets in the mood to kill a Black man, they risk being shot in the head.