Over at takepart.com, New York-based Fulbright scholar and writer Rebecca McCray tells us Why Gun Control Isn’t at the Heart of the Black Lives Matter Movement. Only she doesn’t, really. Although the article’s subtitle proclaims Stricter gun laws could do more harm than good to poor, black communities, experts and activists say that’s not what I’m reading . . .
No expert or activist makes mention of the racist roots of American gun control (cited extensively in the Supreme Court’s Heller decision). No member of the Black Lives Matter or similar groups calls for African-Americans to exercise their natural, civil or Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms in their own defense. Instead, we get this . . .
Million Hoodies Movement for Justice, a national racial justice network, is one of the groups engaging in that debate with members of the gun control advocacy community. At a recent roundtable in Washington, D.C., representatives from the group met with leaders from organizations such as the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, which advocates for “sensible gun laws” and universal background checks for gun buyers. So far, according to Million Hoodies policy director Pete Haviland-Eduah, the conversation has been productive.
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Source:: Truth About Guns