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“National Gun Appreciation Day” Is Being Sponsored By White Supremacists

Well this about says it all.

Media Matters is reporting that National Gun Appreciation Day is being sponsored by racist.

Gun Appreciation Day, a prominent effort backed  by conservative media outlets and activists to oppose new gun laws, has accepted the sponsorship of a white nationalist organization to promote and mobilize supporters for its January 19 event. Gun Appreciation Day (GAD) is partnering with American Third Position (A3P), a political group that describes itself as  representing “the unique political interests of white Americans.” According to a party official, the organization is composed of “white nationalists.” GAD’s organizers ask supporters to visit “gun stores, gun counters, gun shows, and gun ranges to protest the Obama administration’s post Sandy Hook assault on gun rights.” The event has received significant media coverage and promotion in recent days.

An A3P platform guide urges to: “Return to Americans their traditional right of freedom of association, including voluntary racial separation; the abolishment of all forms of government-mandated and corporate-mandated racial discrimination, such as affirmative action, quotas, and all forms of ‘racial sensitivity training.'”

Let me show you my “surprised” face…

American Gun Appreciation Day Racist Sponsors

Gun Appreciation Day Founder Larry Ward Believes It “Honors the legacy of Martin Luther King”

 

TOTAL wingnut and gun advocate Larry Ward the founder of Gun Appreciation Day appeared on CNN Friday to defend the nationwide gun rally, which is scheduled for Jan. 19 — just two days before Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and insisted that it “honors the legacy of Dr. King.”

“I believe that Gun Appreciation Day honors the legacy of Dr. King. 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.”

Gun Appreciation Day, backed by a coalition of crazy right-wing conservative groups, not only coincides with MLK Day, but also Obama’s second inauguration.

Not only is what Ward said quite possibly the dumbest thing ever said by a human. since, “God said…  There is evidence from history that one of the drivers of there even being a second amendment was to cater to fears of southern slaveholders who feared slave insurrection / revolt and wanted to make sure their slave patrols (militia) were legally protected.

Shame on CNN or any news network for that matter for giving this loony-toon a platform to speak on.