U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 01-15-2013, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Long Island
33,035 posts, read 13,940,344 times
Reputation: 7033

Advertisements

Honestly do we need a gun appreciation day with 30,000 deaths due to guns a year, and Martin Luther King whose approach was non-violence protest would have supported gun appreciation day.


Quote:
Last Friday Larry Ward, chairman of national Gun Appreciation Day, defended his decision to schedule Gun Appreciation Day on the same weekend as Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Ward claimed that MLK would have supported Gun Appreciation Day, a claim that Colbert draws into serious question with the following remark.

"Yes, Dr. Martin Luther King would be pro-gun just as surely as Jesus would be pro-nail.Ē
Stephen Colbert mocks comparison of gun rights fight to civil rights movement - National Political Buzz | Examiner.com
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-15-2013, 07:09 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
12,358 posts, read 7,749,388 times
Reputation: 7213
He hit a home run with that episode.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-15-2013, 07:13 PM
 
Location: a nation with hope
13,153 posts, read 17,421,303 times
Reputation: 5026
^^^ No home run there. He's too young and inexperienced to understand.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-15-2013, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Long Island
33,035 posts, read 13,940,344 times
Reputation: 7033
Quote:
Originally Posted by southward bound View Post
^^^ No home run there. He's too young and inexperienced to understand.

MLK was a gun supporter, what did we miss? Why not just move gun appreciation day to MLK day.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-15-2013, 08:26 PM
 
11,780 posts, read 8,595,032 times
Reputation: 3425
I like Colbert, but he's full of it. Supporting gun control back then was just supporting racism.

Adam Winkler: MLK and His Guns
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-15-2013, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Midwest
31,375 posts, read 19,628,377 times
Reputation: 7870
Quote:
Originally Posted by Goodnight View Post
MLK was a gun supporter, what did we miss? Why not just move gun appreciation day to MLK day.
Wasn't MLK assassinated by a gun?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-15-2013, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Long Island
33,035 posts, read 13,940,344 times
Reputation: 7033
Quote:
Originally Posted by lycos679 View Post
I like Colbert, but he's full of it. Supporting gun control back then was just supporting racism.

Adam Winkler: MLK and His Guns

Quote:
Eventually, King gave up any hope of armed self-defense and embraced nonviolence more completely. Others in the civil rights movement, however, embraced the gun.
I can't see anyone that was killed by a gun being supportive, before or after.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-18-2019, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Phoenix AZ
6,040 posts, read 11,208,433 times
Reputation: 9569
Quote:
Originally Posted by jojajn View Post
Wasn't MLK assassinated by a gun?
MLK was assassinated by James Earl Ray.

The gun was the tool, not the aggressor - this is a common disconnect amongst those who are reflexively ďagainst gunsĒ.

Carry the thought through fully & youíll see the problem isnít the gun, itís who has the gun & how they use it. Some of the worst gun abusers are law-enforcement officers, they point guns at non-violent offenders, routinely violate basic gun-safety rules, shoot innocents without cause, they seem to have a fetish for shooting animals & our system of laws rewards bad behavior with exemptions to laws for them.

When you basically have *two* legal systems- one for cops & one for everyone else, youíre going to have problems & we certainly do. Iím fairly certain MLK would be against every podunk police force in the country having mraps & flash-bang grenades, as it was the actions of the police against black Americans that were the crux (and the impetus for) the civil rights movement.

Racists in that time period didnít *need* to don their full KKK regalia to oppress people of color, when the powers-that-be had a uniformed police force to do their dirty work. That problem still exists & may well have worsened since MLKís time.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-19-2019, 02:47 PM
 
9,602 posts, read 4,601,933 times
Reputation: 5464
Who watches Colbert?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-19-2019, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Cape Cod
11,852 posts, read 8,256,238 times
Reputation: 20367
Quote:
Originally Posted by Floorist View Post
Who watches Colbert?





I don't he is an idiot.





Does anyone stop to think that guns might actually be used to protect people?

Yes they are used to intimidate and murder people round the world but how many deaths have been prevented by the presence of a firearm? There is no way of telling how many have been saved by a gun in the hands of a good person.



Guns can be used to take away someones Civil Rights but guns can also be used to protect those very Rights as well.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top