Should Black Men Continue To “Conceal Carry” In America?

By Philip Smith – President National African American Gun Association.

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Should Black Men Continue To “Conceal Carry” In America? img: Concealed Carry with the Crossbreed Modular Belly Band Holster
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National African American Gun Association

USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Should black Men continue to “Conceal Carry” in America?

I realize that the question itself might invoke anger within the Black Community. What really is being asked and stated is that Black men for some reason don’t qualify or deserve the full benefits of the Constitution and can’t exercise their 2nd Amendment Rights. ………

I am one of those Black Men that conceal carry and feel the social pressure…you know the typical stuff a thousand Black men have to endure daily.

Walking down the street in a suit at night to my car with my Glock 19 under my Suit Coat to protect myself but yet I am still perceived as the “threat”. When I walk people lower their heads and pick up their steps quickly to get to their car, or when getting on an elevator only to see a woman clutch her purse tighter. With this public perception of us as men too often dangerous interactions of Law Enforcement with African American men have ended badly in death for those African American men. We are never seen as the good citizen always a threat……and never ….never get the benefit of the doubt.

I want Black Men to be safe so my question isn’t to insult but I want us to start an honest and balanced discussion of how we can solve this. What is the safest course of action living in the current society for us ?

My belief is to never deny yourself the 2nd Amendment…..when you do that you automatically reduce yourself to a “Discounted Citizen”. The focus should turn to those individuals or institutions that fail to treat all citizens equally in the eyes of the law. It’s the classic case of blaming the victim for being attacked because in some kind of way they deserved the attack and thereby it is justified. (IE; The Rapist saying the girl’s dress was too tight or the Violent Male beating his wife and then blaming her because she didn’t’ cook him a meal.)

We all have heard the quotes,”He looked Scary”, and the worst one yet “I feared for my Life”.

I personally refuse to hide my gun and my rights because I stand on the shoulders of my ancestors who died for me to have these rights. I am a full citizen

As is it stands now Black Men + Guns = Bad, I want to change the equation to Black Men + Guns equals Good . I am not a mathematician but this will be the hardest equation for America to solve…

Give me your thoughts and perspective on this issue: email me at [email protected]

 

About National African American Gun Association (NAAGA):

The goal of the National African American Gun Association is to have every african american introduced to firearm use for home protection, competitive shooting, and outdoor recreational activities. We are a civil rights organization focused on self preservation of our community through armed protection and community building. The National African American Gun Association provides a network for all african american firearm owners, gun clubs and outdoor enthusiasts. We welcome people of all religious, social, and racial perspectives. We especially welcome african american members of law enforcement and active/retired military.

For more information, visit: www.naaga.co.

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    I think you put minority men in danger out there in public, when they carry guns, unfortunately the cops usually are racist & will shoot first ask questions later if they see any Hispanic or Black man with a gun, such as a traffic stop. Sadly we do not have equality in this country, I personally think we should just carry hot pepper spray or a ring or key-ring Taser at least.

    Roy D.
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    Roy D.

    Another article the intent of which is to try to make non-blacks feel bad for the actions of some blacks. Sorry, not going to buy into it. If you really want an answer to your question, dress right, act right, and stop making excuses for blacks that misbehave. I worked with quite a number of blacks that would not present a “threat” to any right minded individual, white or black. Like most problems, this one can be best solved by taking a long hard look in the mirror.

    Gil
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    Gil

    The Black man should have the same right as to White men to shove a gun in another man’s face to end an argument.

    Captain Witold Pilecki
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    Captain Witold Pilecki

    Apparently Gil The Moronic Troll has never had any experience with firearms, let alone carry one. Because, you see, people that carry a firearm regularly (like yours truly), WOULD NEVER PULL A GUN UNLESS MY LIFE (OR SOMEONE ELSE’S) WERE IN IMMEDIATE DANGER. No sane non-criminal person uses a gun to “end an argument” or brandishes one to be the tough guy. Doing that now makes you the aggressor, and if the other guy happens to be carrying, he would be justified in shooting YOU. I carry every day and have for the last 35 years. I only drew my… Read more »

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @CPT P, Yep, you are right about the troll. He sets up real-world ridiculous hypotheticals that reveal his lack of experience, lack of legal knowledge, lack of firearms knowledge, his racial hatred against every race other than black, and his obvious hatred of women, as he does not wish any of them have the same Civil Rights as black men and white men. Or perhaps he is just a shoddy writer. Maybe he will get a book about how to write for Christmas! Merry Rifle and Happy New Ammunition to all!

    Adam
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    Adam

    Legally armed black men never get the benefit of the doubt?

    https://www.ammoland.com/2016/12/black-man-shoots-one/

    It’s true that encounters with law enforcement have ended badly for many black men (like Michael Brown), but what the media willfully ignores is that almost all of them were on the wrong side of the law to begin with and committed a willful act that directly contributed to their death. They were not innocent victims by any stretch.

    Swilson
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    Swilson

    One of the big theories promoting OC is that it will normalize firearms for other citizens; same goes for black men. The more black men that legally carry guns, the more normalized it will become.

    Kerry B. Marino
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    Kerry B. Marino

    I agree in theory with your premise but OC has so many problems. I believe it is always better to have the element of surprise on my side.

    Bob Knight
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    Bob Knight

    the dude in the picture probably shouldn’t carry concealed. The safeties off and his fingers on the trigger. Good way to shoot off a few parts you might want to keep around.

    On to the original question, “Should Black Men Continue To “Conceal Carry” In America?”
    Watch “No guns for Negros” , this should help to see the answer is yes.