Joyce Carol Oates: ‘Gun issue is a race issue’; NRA members are totally racist; Updated

Ah, the race card!

First the author said that guns are a “guy thing.” Now, NRA members, whom she hopes get shot, by the way, are totally racist.

Contemptible. Seek help, Joyce. And stop shooting your mouth off. Or, your fingers in this case.


Perhaps she is following in the footsteps of crackpot historian Roger Ebert?

Twitter users rightly take her to task for her repulsive playing of the race card, and for her staggering ignorance.



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  • Boon Companion

    “The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants, and it provides the further advantage of giving the servants of tyranny a good conscience.” – Camus, “Homage to an Exile.” 1955: to Eduardo Santos, newspaper editor who was driven out of Colombia by a tyrannical government.

    • Cyrena

      What a frighteningly accurate quote.

  • Marcy Cook

    And remembering the inner city riots and preparing to protect yourself is a bad thing?

    • $30423294

      She doesn’t admit they were riots.

      In her gated community, the events were written off as hooliganism.

      Leftist elites inhabit a fantasy world.

      • John

        And Nancy Pelosi can still hear the bad evil hateful words in the late 60s …. as Baltimore burned down… under the mayoral guidance of her father

        • Jack Deth

          Excellent point, John!

  • Jack Deth

    Memo to Ms. Liberal Tool:

    The “1960s inner city “riots.” were predominantly black on black. Burning down the lower income cities where they lived and did business. While the police and in a few cases, National Guard; watched cautiously from a distance.

    Just how is that supposed to strike fear into anyone?

    Oh, and the sections of K Street in North West Washington, DC that were burned down are now glass and concrete towers occupied by liberal Democrat (I repeat myself) lobbyists,

  • NachoCheese (D)

    “Is it acknowledged that the ‘gun issue’ is a ‘race issue’?”

    Only by race obsessed racists such as yourself.

    “Most NRA members are white & their fears stem from 1960s inner city ‘riots.'”

    Most of the population is white, so what’s your point in injecting race into the statement? Also, why is the word riots in quotation marks? There were riots, that is historical fact.
    ri·ot [rahy-uh t] noun
    1. a noisy, violent public disorder caused by a group or crowd of persons, as by a crowd protesting against another group, a government policy, etc., in the streets.

    2. Law. a disturbance of the public peace by three or more persons acting together in a disrupting and tumultuous manner in carrying out their private purposes.

    Lastly, why cast the racial aspersions to the acknowledgement that riots are dangerous and destructive and any intelligent, law abiding citizen would do well to ensure they are properly armed to protect themselves, their family & friends, as well as property. If you need further understanding of this, go ask the Korean-American store owners who defended themselves and their property during the 1992 L.A. riots. So much for that “race card”, huh?

    • Ken Alan Draper

      this woman would find breakfast to be racial issue.

  • $30423294

    Not to nitpick, but that woman referred to the 60s inner city riots as “riots” — i.e., in scare quotes.

    That is fascinating.

    What in the world were they if not riots?

    I think Oates is revealing a deep seated fear of saying aloud what happened in the 60s. I’ve always suspected there was profound self-deception on the part of the politically correct left. Oates confirms my suspicion. She is avoiding a factual reference as if it were dangerous to speak those words aloud.

    What is Oates afraid of? Why is a wordsmith such as her going to such extraordinary lengths to avoid speaking clearly?

  • WVS

    Last I checked, George III was a white guy.

  • Tom Reynolds

    Inner city riots of 60s led to Gun Control Act of 1968. Democratic congress and Democratic president LBJ were the ones afraid of blacks. The specific bans on private interstate transfers in the Act stem from some NRA members donating rifles, shotguns, and ammunition and other NRA members travelling to the rural South, giving them weapons, and teaching them how to defend themselves when the Klan (another Democrat organization) came around.

    By the way, the NRA in 1968 taught classes, published magazines, and sponsored matches. The Gun Control Act of 1968 caused the membership to revolt and insist that the NRA begin lobbying to protect our rights.

    • WisconsinPatriot

      Many more of us need to commit that to memory and use it whenever the “smart people” attempt the revisionist version. Well Done.

    • $24698634

      Can you continue that historical thread through to the point where the NRA became the industry lobbyist organization it is today? Did the firearms industry use the 1968 Act as an opening to quietly subvert the NRA’s mission?

      • robcrawford2

        What are you talking about? The NRA is NOT an “industry lobbyist organization”. It’s a civil-rights organization, funded by its members — PEOPLE LIKE ME!

        • $24698634

          Oh, c’mon.  They are a marketing arm of the firearm industry.  Yes, they talk a good game about civil rights and the 2nd amendment, but take a closer look at the money trail.  They are not some benign do-gooder organization.  This is serious business.

          • WisconsinPatriot

            Bless your little heart:)

    • Burn A Koran A Day

      Nice to see someone paid attention in history class. Seems like nobody ever remembers this.

  • $1014973

    Wow Joyce. Most Americans are white. Did you come up with that stat on your own or do you have a team of monkeys doing research out back?

    • Bgoulette

      Monkeys?! That’s racist! /sarcasm

  • Mike Horve

    Since wanting to protect my family a racial issue? U are the racist for trying to make it that. U are also a typical lib for injecting race onto everything that comes out of your mouth. Shut the hell up. When someone breaks into my home I don’t Care what color they are. They will be shot with my gun with as much ammo that I can get into it.

  • Bill Turner

    Who is joyce carol oates and did she take part in the riots?

    • David Shrock

      Yes she did, she was the one who held the molotov cocktail way to long after she was told to toss it……..

    • Ken Alan Draper

      yes, she stood there & scared the cops with her face so that the looting could go on without disruption. LOL!

  • HARP2

    Most NRA members are white.

    Seems fair, since most of the criminals are black.

  • kayakingfatso

    Seriously, who is this guy? I’d google it, but I’m too busy cleaning my guns.

  • BeyondPolls

    The NRA was created to combat the KKK.

    • Ken Alan Draper

      Only one of the reason’s the NRA was started, but a big one.

      • BeyondPolls


  • kbielefe

    Is it not racist for her to imply that rioters are predominantly black?

    • $24698634

      How is it racist? It’s historical fact in Newark and Irvington, NJ.

      • putthehammerdown

        For a fact, Detroit in ’67 was, too.
        We’ve still got some M-T Lots to prove it.
        By the By, do you guys Just HAVE TO put up Her (?) picture?
        Have pity on us poor souls who just ate a snack and are trying to keep it down……
        Here comes another ‘Smile’………

        • $24698634

          Don’t get your point.

          • putthehammerdown

            ……and since you’re the only one to post this particular witticism I now announce that no one in this house really gives two turds what you “get”.
            Howz’ that for Plain English?
            Practice your ‘Snark’, Dearest Kelly, You need it.
            Get the point?

          • $24698634

            No, sorry don’t.  Can you translate into english?

          • putthehammerdown

            Here again since you’rethe sole asker of this service it is futile for me to make an exception for your faulty comprehension skills.
            I’d feel sorry for you and your limited skills, but cannot find it in my heart to give a flyin’ f–k.

  • Red Fred

    Yes, the founders of our nation were racists, fearing inner city youth. Precisely why they drafted the 2nd amendment.

  • Gallatin

    Joyce Carol Oates✔

    Is it acknowledged that the “gun issue” is a “race issue”? Most NRA members are white & their fears stem from 1960s inner city “riots.”

    You’re absolutely right it is a race issue, it’s all about democrat leaders in urban areas all across this country keeping blacks unarmed and defenseless. Why don’t democrat mayors and city councils trust blacks with guns?

  • david christoph
  • Joseph Phillips

    Joyce Carol Oates continues her fiction writing disguised as her opinion. What a moron.

  • ceemack

    No, the gun issue is not a race issue.

    But Joyce Carol Oates is clearly a stupidity issue.

  • meeester

    That sure would be silly of us white folk. When have black people ever been a problem?

    • JeannieJ

      Okay, I get it. We don’t like what she said. For me right now, the only black person who’s a problem is occasionally my granddaughter. She’s half-black, and she’s only 3, so perhaps she’s only half a problem, but I love her, and this type of comment above is coming critically close to being a jerk type of comment. Meeester, do you really want to be the mirror image of this despicable woman, turning it to a “blacks are evil” instead of “whites are evil”?

      Sometimes, ya’ll just don’t get it. Not every Conservative is white and/or Christian. We may not get in your faces, we may not be obnoxious about some of the things said, but we’re here. Same side. Same fight. Same fears. Same goals. So do you think maybe, just maybe, you can try to not delve down lower than the people to whom we object and say things more regrettable than the things they say to which we object?

      • WisconsinPatriot

        Jeannie, you are right. We do sometimes feel kind of isolated until someone with guts stands up and demands some respect. I cannot and will not speak for someone else, but some of us DO get it. We are all in this together as well as works in progress.

        • JeannieJ

          Thank you so much, WisconsinPatriot. My comment’s been a while in coming, frankly because I wasn’t sure how it would be received. It has been a great shock to me in other instances, that I became unwelcome in other Conservative venues because of either my religion, or the racial makeup of my family. Thank you for being the first to comment–now even if others are unwelcoming or hateful (which I dearly hope doesn’t happen), at least my comment received a very nice, polite response to begin. You made my night, WP.

  • Garth Haycock

    Are we sure this woman isn’t dead and that someone isn’t posting as her? My family is in the funeral business and I’ve seen deceased persons that look more alive than that photo of her does.

    • Guest

      I AGREE!! She looks like a Reanimated Courpse to me as well!!

      • Burn A Koran A Day


    • twolaneflash

      I thought she left with the Hale-Bopp Comet crazies. Beam me up, Scotty!

    • Caseyboy

      Extreme ugliness boosts your standing in the progressive world.

  • ZoriahShepard

    I’m half black, only 35 and an NRA member. I wonder where I fall in her spectrum. Am I 1/2 racist? Am I half oppressed?

    • KhadijahMuhammad

      You’re bigoted against yourself, I guess.

      Heckuva way to live. :-)

    • Jim Denney

      I don’t know about all that, but you’re clearly WAY more than twice as smart as she is!


      Don’t forget to pay repiration by moving money from one pocket to another!

    • Burn A Koran A Day

      How do you think I feel? I’m a Jew, so I hate myself all the time. 😉

    • Rulz

      I’m a minority in more ways than one, and I also support the NRA.

  • Guest

    Who the heck is this shriveled up butt fugley old prune? Is she a model for a new Halloween Mask? I dunno..”Maybe guns are a guy thing”..Yur Wierd old hag

  • Albert N. Milliron
  • garygramscom

    In many cultures, it is said that when a person strikes another in an argument, it is a sign that person has run out of ideas. In America, it is the throwing of the race card.

    • WisconsinPatriot

      In that scenario…….dems ran out of ideas in 1967

  • Catchance

    I think poor Jar-Jar is just desperately trying to be relevant again.

  • putthehammerdown

    SOOO,…like,…..ah,… where did J C Oates take her poll at ? I was at the last convention and believe-you-me, I would-a saw that mugly thing 5 miles away.
    Nothing that nasty-looking was doing any question-asking at the doors.
    She IS a fiction writer, correct…?

  • walterc

    Actually it’s in response to the inner city riots of March 5, 1770 in Boston and subsequent authoritarian actions of King George.

  • NickGranite

    Uh Joyce, most of us “fearful” whites don’t live in the inner cities, we just pass the popcorn when the lefties feel like they need to burn down their own neighborhoods. Besides, we’re not fearful, we have guns.

  • David maley

    This lady is nuts talking about the 60’s right now is the equivalent of talking about WWI during the 60s, most people were not even born then.

  • SpinMeNot

    This is almost enough to make me setup a twitter account just so I can harass this liberal. The liberal-progressive agenda is a racist issue. All liberal-progressives are racists.

  • An American Veteran

    Twitchy please I beg of you, next time you show her face, please put a bag over its head.

    • WisconsinPatriot

      I was thinking maybe a picture of one of her (?) books. I still have no clue who she is. I know, dumb redneck hillbilly etc,etc. I am running low on eye bleach.

  • cambeul41

    Oates is projecting. She thinks that if she were white, she would be racist.

    Hey, wait a minute, she . . . .

  • Burn A Koran A Day

    It wasn’t a “black thing” until you just made it a “black thing”, Joyce.

  • twinx

    Oh, lookie! It’s Wednesday Addams all grown up!

  • lainer51

    didn’t know Joyce was a man’s name..

    • Burn A Koran A Day


    • Rabid

      Only his/her Doctor knows for sure…

  • J.N. Ashby

    “Guns don’t kill people. People with guns kill people.” -Joyce

    I think, Joyce, you’ll find that people with M.D.s kill even more people than people with guns every year.

  • Brett McMicken

    other than being Morticia’s mother, who is this woman?

    • Jeanette Victoria

      LOL you noticed that.Strange looking woman.

  • APW

    Bless her heart, JCO is a lunatic

    • WisconsinPatriot

      Absolutely! Bless her little heart :)

  • Jeanette Victoria

    This woman has some serious mental health issues.


    She worried about her zombie friends gettng shot.

    • mcarVA

      lol.. nice!

  • Kara Moore

    Hey wait, what about the black members of the NRA, are they racist too? What about the Native American, Jewish, Hispanic and Asian members, are they all racist too?

  • lillymckim

    Joyce Carol Oates is the face of your common bigot.

    • lainer51

      was wondering what that was the face of?

  • Jim_MAY

    Hate to say it, but she looks just like the indoor rock climbing place we attend. Stoned, stiff and masonry.

  • Lin Jarvis

    Acknowledged by whom? The historically ignorant? Gun control was among the first of the “Jim Crow” laws, enforced by Democrats afraid of armed black men defending themselves.

    • WisconsinPatriot

      “BUT BUT BUT, that goes against our narrative”. We are the “good” people. The conservatives are the racists…..they did all the bad things!!! Sorry I just felt a rant coming on……..

  • Charles Stepp

    She lives in racially diverse Princeton NJ which is 79.91% white and 5.32% black. Most of the blacks live near the old hospital which is nowhere near her house.

  • Zefal

    It took them this long to start playing the race card on guns?!? They’re slipping.

  • LordElrond09

    Me and my ‘racist’ Glock 27 are going to the range tomorrow for some ammo burning….

  • AZWarrior

    My God that thing is UGLY! She should wear a bag over that face.

  • LordElrond09

    Oh come on. There’s someone out there leaking this line of attack to idiots like Glover, Ebert and Oates. All these morons say the same damn thing in the span of one week?

  • digitalintrigue

    someone should inform the blacks that are on the board of the NRA

  • bobbymike34

    Man they cannot leave the 60’s.

  • longun45

    Libs are afraid of blacks. That is why they refuse to teach them in schools, try and keep them penned up in substandard government housing, foster drug dependence and keep their true heritage from them.

  • Ookook Eekeek

    ugly in the inside and out. wow! what a hound.

  • Baba Ghanoush

    Joyce obviously does not know why the NRA was originally formed

  • jsn2

    If she can equate NRA members with racism, I can equate her stupidity with her ugly looks.