The leader of a black gun rights company challenged “ racist” remarks made by ABC/Disney’s The View co-host Joy Behar Wednesday, in which she suggested Us citizens fear black people buying firearms.
“ Once black people get guns in this nation, the gun laws will alter — Trust me, ” Behar told guest co-host Lindsey Granger, who was arguing not all AR-15 owners are usually crazed lunatics.
The View’s Joy Behar: “Once dark people get guns within this country, the gun laws will change — Trust me. ” pic. twitter. com/896fexK41Z
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Behar has been rebuffed by Maj Toure, the founder of the Black Guns Matter organization that provides free firearm safety classes and training to dark people in high crime environments, who called her comments “ racist, unaware and ill-informed. ”
“ First and foremost which is ignorant, it’s incorrect, they have race-based, and it’s completely insensitive and disgusting, ” Toure said in a video answer.
“ In order to imply that black people in America – who have fought in every single war for this nation, for our great nation – you do not have firearms is a Freudian slide of a very racist practice… and that practice being gun control – all weapon control is racist, ” Toure said.
“ Gun control in the usa was started to stop dark people from having the way to defend their life. ”
Toure went on to point out his group is currently training black people in Philadelphia on safe and responsible firearm ownership, plus pointed out that goes “ in alignment with the rich tradition and history that black Americans have had in regards to guns: protecting themselves from whitened klansmen, corrupt portions associated with government, the Black Panthers protecting their community, therefore forth and so forth and so on. ”
The Black Guns Matter founder continued to challenge The View to have him on to discuss the matter.
“ I issue a challenge to The View and ABC to have someone such as myself, or even myself on to discuss how wrong, hurtful, disrespectful… and just frankly ignorant those claims were, ” he said.
“ Also i think that it’s important to note that whenever Whoopi Goldberg made several statements, she was immediately suspended, ” he added.
“ These statements are disrespectful to Black America, disrespectful in order to veterans, black veterans specifically, and disrespectful to the oneness that we would like to see in the us. ”
Behar’s comments were also roundly mocked on social media, where the general sentiment from very conservative was more black weapon owners would actually be a positive for society.
— Dan Goldwasser (@dgoldwas) June 6, 2022
People like Joy behar would call fine men like this guy every hurtful slur in the book because of photos like this. picture. twitter. com/MdnMOIPOPn
— Shawn Clark simon (@SRC692) 06 8, 2022
This is probably a great time to remind everyone that each single gun law ever created in this country has been done so with the express purpose of disarming the black citizenry.
— Lowell Chevalier (@LowellChevalier) June 8, 2022