freedomoutpost.com / By Tim Brown /
Black conservative leaders spoke out about Barack Obama’s call for more gun control legislation on Friday, claiming that what he is putting forward have “racist” origins. Obama had met with other black leaders at the White House, including Al Sharpton, NAACP President Ben Jealous, and executive director of the National Council of Negro Women Avis Jones-DeWeever.
Columnist Star Parker said,
“We know that gun control laws have racist origins.”
Parker then introduced Stacy Swimp, President and CFO of the Frederick Douglass Society, who elaborated on those origins.
“The first gun laws were put into place to register black folks to make sure they would know who we were, that we could not defend ourselves,” Swimp said. “If you look at the Emancipation Proclamation, what was going on down in the Southern States, it’s very clear that the ‘Dixiecrats’ wanted to disarm black people to keep us from defending ourselves against the Klansmen, who were murdering white and black Republicans to control the ballot box.”
“There’s a direct correlation between gun control and black people control,” he added.
Swimp went on to state that he was “not always this conservative” and spoke about growing up in home and community filled with liberals. He told how when he was younger he engaged in some things that were considered criminal and then he referenced 1 Corinthians 13:11, “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.”