I have to be honest, I'm not going to lie to you here, I am shooting the straight dope, right into my bulging, tied-off vein of justice, when I tell you that I really, truthfully, sincerely, and in all other ways did not think I would live to hear a stupider pro-gun argument than this one from Former National Rifle Association president Marion Hammer who said that gun control legislation was the same thing as racism. Just didn't think it was possible. In this matter, as in all things regarding the right, their hypocrisy knows no bounds *dies of tuberculosis awesomely* Step aside Hammer, step the fuck down, just move right over there for a minute, because a shittier person than even you has something to say, said be-shitted person being chairman of Gun Appreciation Day Larry Ward, who told CNN (via Raw Story) that he started the definitely-not-trolling-hate-day to "honor the legacy of Dr. King."
Chop your fucking jaw off right now with a hatchet, or, like, failing that, fall face-wards onto the edge of the coffee table, jaw-wise, because the point is your jaw is hanging off at the end of this next paragraph anyway, so just cut to the chase. Sayeth Ward:
“The truth is, I think Martin Luther King would agree with me if he were alive today that if African Americans had been given the right to keep and bear arms from day one of the country’s founding, perhaps slavery might not have been a chapter in our history. And I believe wholeheartedly that’s essential to liberty.”
Tonight Ward was back on to apologize. Haha, what're you fucking stupid? He doubled down. Al Sharpton responded. "You do realize that Martin Luther King was killed by a gun and that he preached all of his life against the use of any weapons?... So you do realize that what you said was the total antithesis to Dr. King? I don't know how much you know about Martin Luther King." (via Gawker) "To say that there wouldn't have been slavery if slaves had the right to gu—slaves didn't have any rights!"
Maybe they could've fought for those rights if they'd smuggled more guns across on those boats we forced them into at gun point when we stole them from their country? It's all about personal responsibility.