Right after the George Floyd riots broke out and people were looting stores in Minneapolis, one of the most popular videos on Twitchy was a shot of well-armed black business owners standing guard over their small businesses. Looters did the smart thing and decided to move on.
There’s still a theme we see all the time in comments on Twitter, and that’s if blacks and people of color were armed, suddenly white Republicans would be all for gun control.
Rex Chapman recently did what absolutely no one had to do and reminded us that the Second Amendment applies to everyone (wouldn’t it be great if legislators could get that through their heads).
White folks with guns came out to intimidate BLM protestors — and support confederate monuments.
So the next day these guys came out – but ppl didn’t like it, even though It’s an open carry state.
The 2nd amendment applies to everyone… pic.twitter.com/b3DfjIQqG2
— Rex Chapman?? (@RexChapman) July 7, 2020
Which “people” didn’t like it? Be specific.
Novelist and filmmaker Allison Burnett was thrilled to see it because the only was to get the gun nuts on the right to consider gun control is to put firearms in the hands of people of color. Sounds racist as hell to us, but whatever.
I’ve been saying this for years — that the only way to get the Right to reconsider its gun obsession is to have POC walking down our city streets legally armed to the teeth. I’m thrilled to see this. https://t.co/5PM3Evh7XT
— Allison Burnett (@Allison_Burnett) July 8, 2020
Here’s Cam Edwards from Twitchy sister-site Bearing Arms:
You're thrilled to see this for YOUR reasons, not for theirs. And your reasons are, "Oh good, now that black guys did it it'll be illegal!"
Do you know how goddamned condescending that is? https://t.co/ktIiQd7B6c
— Cam Edwards (@CamEdwards) July 8, 2020
Sorry for the gd. This makes me genuinely angry.
— Cam Edwards (@CamEdwards) July 8, 2020
We’ll allow it.
No worries. Your point is exactly right.
— American Momma (@American_Momma) July 8, 2020
Not to mention, as a group, we are delighted to see any law abiding person carrying a gun, doesn't matter who they are, what color, creed, or anything else!
— bs (@bsmant) July 8, 2020
She's assuming that 2nd amendment supporters are as racist as she is.
— Crapplefratz – The Hipster Wookie (@Crapplefratz) July 8, 2020
Allison is apparently a "he" but, yes
— Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) July 8, 2020
Actually, my reaction to seeing those Black guys walking around with weopons was; great, a strong showing of 2A rights.
— hypervista (@hypervista) July 8, 2020
Keep saying it, & you'll still be considered an idiot. Glad they have their guns, just wish they'd realize the enemy is their governments in their communities. I'd pay to watch them turn their guns on the Democrat controlled city halls throughout this country.
— Andrew Palmer (@AndrewHMPalmer) July 8, 2020
Maybe CELEBRATE harder? I was thrilled in 2015 and 16 when more women decided to learn, buy, and train with their firearms.
What's stopping YOU, Allison?
— Sandy 〽️ (@RightGlockMom) July 8, 2020
They have the same rights as any other American. What's the problem?
— I didn't vote for him, so think of a new retort (@jtLOL) July 8, 2020
People of color are not your damn lab experiment. They are not for you to “have them do“” anything, and are certainly not cannon fodder for whatever Kommissar gun-grabbing conceit has captured your worldview.
rethink this please.
— Bruce Godfrey (@BruceGodfrey) July 8, 2020
Racist and authoritarian.
— Just a guy (@Justaguy1681) July 8, 2020
You obviously don't know much about the right.
— AdamInHTownTX (@AdamInHTownTX) July 8, 2020
Pro-right-to-keep-and-bear-arms people have been encouraging minorities to arm themselves for years; it is the leftists who have been promoting the "guns are icky and only for right-wingers" angle during that same time.
— Aero Porn (she/her) (@AeroPorn) July 8, 2020
All we ever see on Twitter is that men (and even women apparently) who buy guns are compensating for having small penises. Maybe Burnett should ask his new black gun-toting friends if that’s true.
Wrong: we don’t care. In fact, we encourage them.
— Joe (B) [for Bastard] (@Josef_Lemonovic) July 8, 2020
— Taylor Britton (@TaylorLBritton) July 8, 2020
Anyone on the right that supports the 2A is thrilled to see this too.
— SC (@PullingGuard79) July 8, 2020
White somewhat conservative guy from the South here. Reconsider? I support the black dudes 100%. If they were threatened and no police to protect them, this what 2A is for.
— KYLogos (@ky_logos) July 8, 2020
— JeremyR/NotACanesInsider?? (@JeremyRFLA) July 8, 2020
You’re very confused. And bad at knowing what others think.
— moodyredhead (@moodyredhead) July 8, 2020
Suck it. pic.twitter.com/FthN2caCSF
— Totalitarian Heart (@TotalitarianHe2) July 8, 2020
Sounds like you’re workin with erroneous, stereotypical presumptions. Every gun enthusiast I know applauds minorities protecting themselves, including me
— Sooner Bred (@thisgirl_13) July 8, 2020
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 21, 2020