CURE (The Center for Urban Renewal and Education) sponsored a meeting at the National Press Club on Friday, February 22, 2013. It featured “prominent figures” from the black community. As you will see in the accompanying video, the NRA is praised for providing arms and training to freed slaves. The arms provided and the training on how to use them enabled the freed slaves to protect themselves against groups such as the Ku Klux Klan.
Star Parker, CURE founder and President said in the video:
I believe that it is our duty to stand together and challenge the proposals currently on the table in the Senate, which invoke painful memories of Jim Crow laws and black codes. Black history is rife with government demands for background checks in order to qualify for constitutional rights. All Americans should be concerned.
We want to inform United States senators that we will be notifying urban pastors, business leaders and other black voters of their legislators’ position on the Second Amendment—especially blue senators in red states currently up for re-election.
Other Black Americans from the past and present also support the Second Amendment.
The great Black American orator and escaped slave Frederick Douglass once said
A man’s rights rest in three boxes: the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box.
Condoleezza Rice, the Secretary of State of the United States said in May of 2005:
I also don’t think we get to pick and choose in the Constitution. The Second Amendment is as important as the First Amendment.
My father and his friends defended our community in 1962 and 1963 against white nightriders sitting there armed. And so I’m very concerned about any abridgement of the Second Amendment.
I am a Second Amendment absolutist.
So, the next time some liberal says the NRA is evil, remind them that the NRA was formed to save freed slaves from the KKK that the liberals started.