So Hawk Newsome, the president of Black Lives Matter New York said this the other day:
Later in the interview, Newsome insisted the Black Lives Matter movement is about "saving lives" and its adherents should be "applauded" for upholding the Second Amendment.
"Nobody's talking about ambushing police officers. We're talking about protecting lives," he said. "There's nothing more American than that. We talk about uplifting and upholding the Second Amendment but it seems to be the hypocrisy of America that when black people start talking about arming themselves and defending themselves, [that] talk is 'violent'. But when white people grab assault rifles and go to our nation's, their state capitals, it's all good."
You sure about that, Hawk?
Gun control advocates, frustrated by repeated failures to pass even moderate restrictions on gun ownership, are trying to forge an alliance with Black Lives Matter and the criminal justice reform movement in a strategy shift aimed at overcoming the lobbying power of the National Rifle Association.
The move marks a recognition that gun control supporters, often galvanized by mass shootings that claim mostly white lives, have tended to neglect the kind of gun violence that ravages minority and urban neighborhoods. In addition, advocates have usually allied with law enforcement even as they signal to white, suburban gun owners that the government isn’t after their hunting rifles — a tactic that indirectly identifies urban minorities as the problem.
“The movement is too white, said Marc Morial, head of the National Urban League. “There’s no input from communities of color.”
But in recent months, gun control advocates have started looking for ways to better align their goals with those of Black Lives Matter and the criminal justice reform movement, which is politically ascendant as Republicans and Democrats alike look for ways to reduce swollen prison populations.
Groups aligned with Black Lives Matter have started taking part in weekly conference calls with Washington’s top gun control advocates. A group related to the Center for American Progress has been distributing new talking points to get away from language that they say alienates black communities. And on Tuesday, the Joyce Foundation will hold community meetings in Richmond, Virginia, to discuss the intersection of gun violence, policing and mass incarceration — with gatherings planned for Milwaukee and Stockton, California, in the coming months.
Also, Hawk, What’s this?
And this? Are Everytown and Giffords (you know, the people trying to ban certain guns, restrict magazine capacity, and supportive/advocates of red flag laws) pro-2A now? Lol.....
Your claim that your organization is “pro-2A“ is now debunked. In fact, here they are at another March For Our Lives gun control event (red headed guy is Matt Deitsch). Check out the background:
Speaking of Matt, isn’t this racist? From his accounts before he became an active SJW:
There‘s even boxer shorts for sale about that: