gun-rights and black rebellion

December 24, 2012

While we are by NO MEANS advocates for guns, some of the biggest proponents for the right to carry guns were The Black Panthers and other Black rebels.
An article in The Atlantic reminds us that the Black Panthers’ Bobby Seale stated: “The American people in general and the black people in particular” must “take careful note of the racist California legislature aimed at keeping the black people disarmed, and powerless Black people have begged, prayed, petitioned, demonstrated, and everything else to get the racist power structure of America to right the wrongs which have historically been perpetuated against black people The time has come for black people to arm themselves against this terror before it is too late.”
The article continues: “Seale then turned to the others. “All right, brothers, come on. We’re going inside.” He opened the door, and the radicals walked straight into the state’s most important government building, loaded guns in hand. (…) It was May 2, 1967, and the Black Panthers’ invasion of the California statehouse launched the modern gun-rights movement.”
A conversation is needed here. Could you guys let us know what you think about the role of guns in Black rebellion? Do you fight violence with more violence? What’s your take on this?