The Supreme Court’s recent ruling on guns and concealed carry is driving some members of the media to new levels of lunacy. And racism.
A new column in the Los Angeles Times asks if California is ready for more black people to legally carry guns in public.
Before you assume this is an exaggeration, see the tweet below:
Column: Is California ready for more Black people to legally carry guns in public? https://t.co/v6i9beUm4e
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) June 27, 2022
Townhall breaks it down:
LA Times Op-Ed: I Don’t Know About All These Blacks Owning Guns
Well, this was an inevitable piece from the Left’s meltdown over the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Second Amendment. New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen was a landmark case that struck down the Empire State’s justifiable need clause in their carry law.
It also affirmed that American citizens have the right to carry outside the home for self-defense. It was the worst week ever for liberals as they had to deal with this ruling and the overturning of Roe w. Wade the next day in the Dobbs case.
So, how does the Left deal with an expansion of civil rights? They worry about gun ownership spiking among nonwhites. Yeah, they’re going all ‘rifle clubs a la Reconstruction’ on gun rights when it comes to black Americans, and we’re supposedly the side taking America backward.
From the LA Times:
Nathan W. Jones leads the Bay Area chapter of the Black Gun Owners Assn. But until a few years ago, he wasn’t even into guns.
Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. And George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police, sending racial justice protesters into the streets. And white supremacists trashed the U.S. Capitol in the Jan. 6 insurrection.
Suddenly, it seemed as if America was on the brink. And with the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe vs. Wade on Friday, emboldening a militant array of white Christian nationalists, we clearly still are.
“I had visions of mobs dragging people through the streets, and something just kind of switched,” Jones told me. “We can’t rely on anybody else to come and save us. It has to be us.”…
If the Supreme Court’s ruling sticks, Jones believes more Black people could start carrying their weapons in public — particularly if the white supremacists and Christian nationalists in our midst start doing the same.
In our polarized political environment, that’s a dangerous scenario that seems increasingly likely. Just as likely as some Black people wrongly getting shot by police while legally carrying a firearm. When society is armed to the teeth, bad things are bound to happen.
Jones feels he has little choice but to be a gun owner, though.
“What we need to do,” he said, “is redefine the notion of Black people with guns and what that means.”
Someone needs to tell the Los Angeles Times that the Second Amendment applies to all Americans, regardless of color.