I note this OpEd in the Davidson County NC Dispatch: "Gun rally on MLK Day not appreciated."
I don't do Facebook, so I am unable to leave my comment. Would someone be so kind as to post it there?
Ms. Myers, if she knew her history better, might recall that Martin Luther King and other civil rights leaders slept soundly, safe from harm by the Klan, when they were guarded by the Deacons for Defense and Justice, a black militia made up largely of veterans and CARRYING MILITARY SURPLUS WEAPONS they had brought back from World War 2 and Korea.She might also recall that the first gun control laws (and many afterward) were written to keep firearms out the hands of black folks, even freedmen. Martin Luther King was no saint, but he understood that cowards in sheets were less likely to be overawed by Gandhian civil disobedience than by a single full-auto M-2 carbine with a thirty round magazine in the hands of a black man who knew how to use it. If he saw any hypocrisy in that, it is lost to history. A history, not to put too fine a point on it, that Ms. Myers would do well to study before summoning a faux outrage about Martin Luther King that he himself did not share.Mike Vanderboeghhttp:sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com