Tuesday, July 12, 2016

- Armed Black Panthers At The Convention

As my brother said when I told him about this... "What could go wrong?":

The New Black Panther Party, a "black power" movement, will carry firearms for self-defense during demonstrations in Cleveland ahead of next week's Republican convention if allowed under Ohio law, the group's chairman said.

The plan by the group could add to security headaches for the Ohio city after last week's killing of five police officers in Dallas by a U.S. army veteran who had been drawn to black separatist ideology, including on Facebook, before hatching his plan to target white police officers.

Several other groups, including some supporters of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, have said they will carry weapons in Cleveland, leading to concerns about rival groups being armed in close proximity.

My only direct comment is that it isn't possible for the government to make intelligent decision making mandatory. Those rules are (inevitably) enforced by nature.

According to the NRA website, there are no permits required to carry a long gun or shotgun in Ohio. Concealed carry requires a permit from Ohio or one of the reciprocating states. So we can expect a bunch of openly racist, militant blacks who advocate for the killing of white policemen, to be present and armed with rifles or shotguns at the Republican convention.

This doesn't change my mind about gun control, and I don't think it will change anyone elses mind either. On the contrary, it will just polarize the issue even further. Democrats will be even more devoted to disarming all Americans, and gun owners will be less likely to surrender their weapons if banned.

And when it ends with blood, everyone on both sides will all say "I told you so."


Hell_Is_Like_Newark said...

Guy pulls gun on BLM protestors. I read that the bail has been set at $250k, but I haven't found it confirmed yet by a regular news site.


Washington Times article about the incident:


Muzzlethemuz said...

We may be on the verge of finding out if Appomattox was a surrender or perhaps just an armistice.

Tom said...

Good one Muzz.