Media & Anti’s Painfully Silent Double Standard on Armed Black Protestors

As Santayana warned, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” And those who would destroy those memories are bent on being the new slave masters. (Stone Mountain Park/Facebook), iStock-487527539
As Santayana warned, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” And those who would destroy those memories are bent on being the new slave masters. (Stone Mountain Park/Facebook), iStock-487527539

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “A large group of armed protesters on Saturday marched through Georgia's Stone Mountain Park, calling for the park's massive Confederate carving to be removed,” the Associated Press reports.

“Stone Mountain Memorial Association spokesman John Bankhead said there were between 100 and 200 protesters. He said the protesters, many of whom carried large rifles, were peaceful.”

There have been claims that some whites have been harassed, but the way events unfolded generally corroborates Bankhead’s assessment. And the fact that no one saw fit to mess with the marchers demonstrates for all to see the real-world deterrence being armed provides. It’s not hard to see why.

But the bottom line is, they broke no law. What they did break is a myth perpetuated by gun-grabbers to fabricate further racial division, that whites change their tune when blacks arm up.

“Imagine that hundreds of black protesters were to descend upon Washington DC and Northern Virginia, just a few miles from the Capitol and White House, armed with AK-47s, assorted handguns, and ammunition,” an AlterNet hit piece on “conservatism” posited. “Would these protesters — these black protesters with guns — be seen as brave defenders of the Second Amendment, or would they be viewed by most whites as a danger to the republic?”

Some no doubt would opt for fear. It’s certainly what prompted Ronald Reagan to sign the Mulford Act, banning open carry in California.

As an aside, it’s a real head-scratcher why so many gun owners still revere him as a Second Amendment ally. A poll I created several years ago revealed a quite different opinion of the man when I listed his anti-gun actions but did not reveal who I was talking about.

True supporters would not. They recognize there is no more egalitarian power-sharing arrangement than that enabled by the right of the people to keep and bear arms. If demonstrators are behaving themselves, the feelings others have about them being armed does not justify infringements.

But they’re Marxist domestic enemies, some will argue, and they stand for the destruction of the Republic! Hey, you still have to have an actual crime committed before you can lawfully do anything about that, otherwise, an edict that could be used to disarm Black Militias could be applied to all, just like the Mulford Act has been.

What’s clear from their own rhetoric is that the ones applying the double standard are those who demand a monopoly of violence. A few years back, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee and Quannel X, the latter backed by armed New Black Panther Party members, were warning members of Open Carry Texas to stay out of Houston’s Fifth Ward to demonstrate for the rights of all. It’s not that anyone like Lee who advocates citizen disarmament is actually anti-gun: The grabbers just want to be the ones controlling them.

In the case of the armed Stone Mountain protest, it’s not what the anti-gunners say, but what they don’t say.

As of this writing, and I am composing this article on the afternoon of July 5th, 2020, there has been not one word about the armed Stone Mountain protest on the Twitter Feed for Everytown, Moms Demand Action, Giffords, and Brady. Yet when armed citizen advocates organized for Lobby Day in Virginia, Everytown (and its media cheerleaders) went full-blown hysterical, smearing them as violent “far-right extremists” and racists. Never mind that tens of thousands of responsible gun owners, including citizens of all races, behaved peaceably, gathered together in a unified spirit of freedom that transcended all other differences. Never mind thatArmed Black Lives Matter activists and right-wing groups came together in Richmond, Virginia on Saturday in a united show of support for the 2nd Amendment at an Open Carry rally.”

So why has every one of those groups remained silent about the armed Stone Mountain marchers?

Isn’t it obvious?


About David Codrea:David Codrea

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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Jozuf
Jozuf
3 months ago

Seems pretty clear that most of the commenters here, perhaps even the author, didn’t hear what their leader had to say…
https://youtu.be/0W_er5UONZI

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Jozuf
Jozuf
3 months ago
Reply to  Jozuf

There’s a crazier ideology going on than you know… Watch the whole video above. This is what is currently being taught, and he has 20k followers eating it up on his personal YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/c/JayBlazeAkaGrandmasterJay

RoyD
RoyD
3 months ago
Reply to  Jozuf

“Grand Master Jay” is just another in a long line of asshats who deceive people in order to gain fame and fortune for themselves. And he, like the others, will be consigned to the dustbin of history in due time.

PAF145
PAF145
3 months ago

# thug lives don’t matter –1H 2C

Tionico
Tionico
3 months ago

I did not count them but quite a few of those in the short clip embedded here are very black.-skinned. I’d guess between fifteen and twenty percent. A few looked like ‘native americans”, the “red man”, and a fair number were obviously female, at least at birth. Which means they still are. It was also noteworthy to observe that their dress and equipment were remarkabley similar, not what I’d expect (or have seen before) in any gathering of “normal folks’, armed, to demonstrate for/against some specific cause. Makes me wonder how they all got there, how they organised, who paid… Read more »

Z
Z
3 months ago

To the BNLM…just fear the dirt…Four men and a GHILLIE(‘s) suit can protect Storm mountain from BNLM terrorism if need be….if the BNLM want to bring shotgun to a long distance fight go ahead…I don’t condone violence I’ve been patiently sitting on the 50yd line and watching this BLACK terrorism at its best…this BLACK TERRORISM is being condoned by “sadly to say” by our Democratic liberal socialist leadership…Watching black terrorist tearing down history is like watching Hitler burn the The Reichstag in 1933…! The Reichstag fire was an arson attack on the Reichstag building, home of the German parliament in… Read more »

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Don
Don
3 months ago
Reply to  Z

Don’t forget that 80% of the terrorists are woke white people. Seattle’s mess was caused by mostly white people.

GUNFUN
GUNFUN
3 months ago
Reply to  Z

Very interesting, I had never heard that before. Gotta love our schools, right?!

JayWPB
JayWPB
3 months ago

Let’s just all forget the facts of history. Let’s just forget that the “Civil War” happened. There never was emancipation. Slavery never existed. There’s nothing to fix, because there was never any injustice. Yep, tear down all those memorials, burn the textbooks, and believe and do what Big Brother tells us. We have no thoughts and no wills of our own.

Tionico
Tionico
3 months ago
Reply to  JayWPB

wear masks shelter in place stay home social distance close your business don’t attend church no birthday parties no funerals don’t surf or walk the beach or your dog no school no more restaurants no gun stores no new Mother May I Cards,

All on not a nanogramme’s worth of Constitutional authority. And everyone quietly said “OKAY” and did it.

The doo doo is far deeper than most realise.

Tionico
Tionico
3 months ago
Reply to  JayWPB

that would include almost all of the “native americans”, too.

Vern
Vern
3 months ago

The communists only want monuments to themselves and to the fake history they want written.
There is a reason people put monuments up, they are to remind people of the good and the bad things that happened in the past. They are to show that we don’t want to repeat the bad things and we want to be like those who did the good things.

Don
Don
3 months ago
Reply to  Vern

Post Civil War monuments to the traitors didn’t make sense. The losing traitors should not have had memorials to them erected.

WhiteRose
WhiteRose
3 months ago

I take a modest second view of the event because it was not a 2nd Amendment demonstration; rather, a Back Power demonstration with the explicit statements from some marching of wanting reparations; ie, systemic racism warrants compensation and perhaps by force.

I would take common exception if it were an all white demonstration claiming white power and by inference of an armed presence then perhaps by force.

The issue is Intention and in this case the intention is not merely black power. It is with the undertone of entitlement to reparations or …..

Larry
Larry
3 months ago
Reply to  WhiteRose

The anti-COVID-shutdown demonstrations were not 2nd Amendment demonstrations either. Defending our right to keep our guns in our safes is self-defeating. We’re not a cargo cult.

uncle dudley
uncle dudley
3 months ago

The color of ones skin should make no matter to anyone, it’s the way people act, talk and behave should be what is important.
The carving on the mountain should be left as a reminder of what happened many years ago, not to celebrate racism or slavery but to say we can never let that happen again in the U.S., that we are a free people with equal rights.
The same should go for all the statues across the country leave them alone.

Don
Don
3 months ago
Reply to  uncle dudley

Why is there a monument to traitors carved in a mountain side? The Confederacy was wrong for so many reasons. None of the leaders should be honored, they betrayed the country, in support of slavery.

coonhunter
coonhunter
3 months ago
Reply to  Don

Don, if you will look it up the South did have slaves, so did the North. There were Freed Blacks that had slaves, and Indians did also. It was mostly Blacks from the slaves own country that caught them and sold them to traders. And they were brought over to America. Another thing during the Civil War the South and the North had Blacks fighting for them. The South paid them the same as the whites and I believe were or would be free at the end of the war. The North paid them 3 dollars a month less than… Read more »

HikerJohn316
HikerJohn316
3 months ago
Reply to  Don

In the same way our American Revolution was traitorous to the Brits.The Civil War ended and we united. The monuments and statues are a display of respect and reconciliation. Respect for their skill and bravery and reconciliation in that the monuments were allowed. In college ROTC I learned tactics from the book developed at West Point and the tactics of Confederate Generals R.E. Lee and J.E.B. Stewart were given the highest attention. Slavery was the norm for the entire world including Africa. It is over so we need to move on. Saudi Arabia did not outlaw slavery until 1958. There… Read more »

GUNFUN
GUNFUN
3 months ago
Reply to  Don

It was actually more about no taxation without representation, not slaves. The south brought all of the money from britain, but paid all of the taxes. They also didn’t have enough representation to effect a change, so just like the revolution, they revolted.

CDR V.
CDR V.
3 months ago

I support and defend the Second Amendment. I spent 35 years in the Navy defending the Constitution. These individuals have the right to bear arms. However, I saw in a video clip shown on Fox, they were harassing white individuals trying to enter the park. In the video a man in his car is stopped and told he is not wanted here and to turn around. There were other comments in the video that were stated also. The bottom line, they have the right to carry openly, but they do not have the right to block peaceful visitors to the… Read more »

Boomer
Boomer
3 months ago

I was all good with the video until the “black power” bs. If “white power” is not ok, neither is “black power”. Where’s the condemnation of the blatant black supremacy? There is only one race, the human race. Arm up, carry on, this will get worse before it gets better.

Treedodger
Treedodger
3 months ago

There are multiple levels of hypocrisy here…..Since it came out that some if not most all of these individuals were actors playing a part and were provided uniforms and guns, it is interesting that the same anti-gunners who failed to pass Georgia SB 150 Universal background checks, would have made these individuals automatic felons by taking possession of a gun without background checks.

Don
Don
3 months ago
Reply to  Treedodger

Actors? Seriously? I suppose that Sandy Hook was all “crisis actors” too. You guys that think that way are nuts.

Larry
Larry
3 months ago
Reply to  Don
Mac
Mac
3 months ago

As always with the left it’s do as I say not as I do! Time for this BS to stop!

Fed-Up
Fed-Up
3 months ago

Good article. Definitely a double standard. Just another example of black privilege.
Heard your interview on AAR! Great monolog Mr. Codrea

Buster
Buster
3 months ago
Reply to  Fed-Up

Good journalism requires gathering a lot of information about the subject.

To actually follow the libtards – read their writings, watch their actions, listen to their drivel – to me would be torture beyond measure.

I applaud good journalism, but it’s easy to see why there is so much bad journalism – it’s plain `ol hard work! Journalists – like doctors, lawyers, you name it – are a dime a dozen…but good ones are hard to find.

coonhunter
coonhunter
3 months ago
Reply to  Buster

I know, Oldvet, it is the white male. It has him as the majority, everyone else is in the minority. I have known this for years, and got again after Katrina, when I was asked who’s name my property was in and the fellow said if it was in your wife’s she would qualify for help, but you don’t. A neighbor had a small company that bids on jobs. He wasn’t get any big jobs, so at a trade show he asked some of the others there about it. They ask who’s name his company was in, he said his… Read more »

Tionico
Tionico
3 months ago
Reply to  Buster

Indeed. We are very blessed to have such a high percentage of REAL journalists here on Ammoland. Along with Mr. Codrea we’ve got Dean Weingarten, John Crump, Dave Workman, and others whose names don’t jump in my breain just now. I’ll also give a strong not to Mike Vanderbaugh, no longer with us, but his work while he was amongst us was also in this same class.

That’s why this “place” is part of my breakfast ritual almost daily.

Neanderthal75
Neanderthal75
3 months ago
Reply to  Tionico

So how are things up in Inslee land these days? I was born in Ballard, back in the day, and I have dear friends and family who still live in the I-5 Corridor area, But I tell you for true, you could not pay me enough money to live in the Democratic People’s Republic of Washington State! I used to think that Inslee was just stupid because of his occasional statements, but after seeing what he has done as Governor due to the Wuhan virus, I am utterly amazed that he ever made it to the governor’s share! Cheers from… Read more »

RoyD
RoyD
3 months ago

In regards to the comments about Ronald Reagan perhaps some remember the time he stopped a mugging/rape by confronting the perp by pointing his handgun out his hotel window.

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GUNFUN
GUNFUN
3 months ago
Reply to  RoyD

And later went on to create some of the most anti-gun bills in history.

Don
Don
3 months ago
Reply to  RoyD

Reagan and GHW Bush were not good for the gun community. GW Bush was no friend. So far Trump has done little to support our rights. In his first two years he could have promoted pro-gun items and didn’t. Now that the dems control the house nothing good will come out of congress. If the senate flips and Biden wins, we will face an assault on gun rights like never before. Democrats are idiots when it comes to guns.

Finnky
Finnky
3 months ago

– “Whites” did change their tune for armed black protesters. As you said above – racist-white-gun grabbers reacted differently than they have to less segregated (or more “white” armed-protests. For the record I am not white. Visible parts of me are more of a blotchy mix of pink, red and tan.

RoyD
RoyD
3 months ago

You would want to make sure you were upwind of that “formation.” Just like I tried to stay upwind of one of my “squad mates” during the USPSA match last Saturday. Damn, would it have killed you to have taken a shower in the last few days?

63Sunset
63Sunset
3 months ago

March ten wide and forty deep, yea that’s the ticket.

Quatermain
Quatermain
3 months ago

And yet there are still those who think a civil war will not soon occur.