December 27, 2012
On Christmas Eve, uber-liberal filmmaker Michael Moore launched a tirade against white people who own firearms.
“Why on earth would we need 300 million guns in our homes?” Moore asked in a post on his website.
The answer? White people who own guns are racist.
“It’s because too many white people are afraid of black people. Period. The vast majority of the guns in the U.S. are sold to white people who live in the suburbs or the country. When we fantasize about being mugged or home invaded, what’s the image of the perpetrator in our heads? Is it the freckled-face kid from down the street – or is it someone who is, if not black, at least poor?”
Moore’s absurd claim is part of the ongoing effort to label all critics of Obama as racist. It also conforms to the belief on the part of most so-called progressives that white America remains mired in racism despite decades of civil rights awareness.
Moore does not bother to back up his claim with facts. 30 percent of black adults own guns, compared to 43 percent of whites, according to statistics published in 2002. More recently, a survey conducted by Gun Owners of America and Gallup revealed that 44 percent of whites and 27 percent of blacks own guns. In rural areas, however, blacks own guns as frequently as whites.
Is it fair to say then that nearly 30 percent of blacks own guns because they hate white people? Of course not. It is fair to say that people regardless of race own guns primarily for self-defense.
Moore should be comforted by the fact that decades of anti-gun propaganda dispensed by the establishment and its corporate media and public school indoctrination have chipped away at gun ownership. A chart posted by the Soros clan shows a marked decline in firearms ownership. The decline is especially obvious among people born after 1980.
Despite this reported decline, gun sales are at an all-time high. CNN’s “Brady Campaign” page contains data released by the FBI shows 1,534,414 inquiries by gun dealers to the NICS, the government’s so-called background check system. The good news is almost half a million checks were done in just the last six days before Christmas. NICS ran 102,222 background checks two days before Christmas, making it the second-busiest day in history. The one-day record was set on Black Friday following Thanksgiving with 129,166 searches.
Moore and the anti-Second Amendment liberals are going to face an uphill battle convincing millions of Americans that they have to give up their firearms because a small number of psychopaths kill children and firefighters.
Support for the Second Amendment remains strong despite the best effort of the gun-grabbers and silly propagandists like Michael Moore who tell us firearms ownership by white people is racist.
“In spite of recent debates over gun control, a strong majority of Americans believe that the constitutional right to own and carry a gun is as important as the right to free speech,” Robert Jones, CEO of PRRI, said in August. “Unsurprisingly, this belief is particularly pervasive among gun owners.”
The downside is that many Americans have bought into the ruse that banning high-capacity ammo clips, so-called assault rifles, and expanding the NICS background check scheme to all gun purchases will stop maniacs from killing people.
Notorious gun-grabber Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat, and her anti-Second Amendment cohorts in Congress feel so emboldened by the confusion of Americans on the firearms issue that they plan to introduce legislation in January banning the sale of all semiautomatic firearms that have detachable magazines and at least one cosmetic military characteristic.