By Henry Decker

Gun Appreciation Day Leader: More Guns Would’ve Stopped Slavery [Video]

January 11, 2013 6:14 pm Category: Memo Pad 26 Comments A+ / A-

During a Friday afternoon appearance on CNN, Larry Ward — chairman of Gun Appreciation Day (which is not a joke, but a planned mass gun buy during the weekend of President Obama’s inauguration) — claimed that slavery never would have existed if the slaves had guns.

“I believe that gun appreciation day honors the legacy of Dr. King,” Ward told his debate partner, United for Change USA founder Maria Roach. “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.”

Of course, as Alec MacGillis pointed out via Twitter, “Yeah, John Brown had that thought, too. Didn’t turn out so well.”

Moreover, when Martin Luther King Jr. said “The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence,” he didn’t make an exception for “unless you’re packing heat.”

Perhaps this quote from Dr. King would be more appropriate for Ward: “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”

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  • Sand_Cat

    I guess it’s a waste of time to comment (again) that the most dangerously unbalanced gun nuts could easily pass most criminal checks because – like this moron – they are “responsible, law-abiding gun owners” who just happen to have compiled massive arsenals and think that every problem that can’t be solved by tax cuts to billionaires can be addressed with a gun.

    This means a large overlap with Republicans, who deny the existence of any problem which cannot be solved by tax cuts to billionaires, locking people up, blowing people up, or violating the Bill of Rights, specifically freedom of (and from) religion, free speech, and the protection against unreasonable searches.

    • onedonewong

      as opposed to the 47% that leech from the producers?? I would rather be around those guys, gun owners, than the group you seem to love

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Jones/827014412 Daniel Jones

    The current crop of ingnorant clowns remind me of COBRA Television. Remember that old G.I. JOE episode? One of the programs had saturday morning cartoons extolling the “values” of total conformity.

    These idiots think that’s a real message.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JMT6C3LHLJDD4RX4NB4KY5ICAE gargray

    We sure don’t want him to have a gun, he is dangerous.

  • http://www.lebanon-dems.org SgtCedar

    Does this clown even know what the word slave means? The problem of American history before 1865 was not that slaves did not have guns. The problem was slaves were not citizens (many people considered slaves to not be humans or maybe 3/5 human). In theory according to the Constitution if they were citizens slaves would have had the right to guns.

    If people do not know history and the meaning of words they settle on one idea as the answer to every problem. Larry Ward probably does not even know what the Second Amendment says, but thinks it is the answer to every question. “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state,…”

    • onedonewong

      What excuse do you offer for blacks now?? they are as close to a savage as any group in the world

      • http://www.lebanon-dems.org SgtCedar

        Well the racists are out in force tonight.

        • onedonewong

          calling a spade a spade is hardly racist, as a leech on society you really don’t have any room to criticize

  • rpg1408

    ” Gun Appreciation Day” ? Tell that to the parents of the children murdered by guns in Newtown or those shot at Columbine, Aurora, Virginia Tech et. al. Will these people never learn?
    Should we have armed guards in every school,movie theater, mall, church, temple or any place that gun violence has occurred or should every “upstanding” citizen in these venues carry a concealed weapon in case of attack ? The “Wild West” was not as wild as the fantasy these nuts are living in.

    • cats33

      If those teachers had been armed, those kids would still be alive. Criminals will ALWAYS have guns, law abiding citizens need them to protect themselves

      • http://mohammeddressup.com/ I Zheet M’Drawz

        to protect themselves from people…like YOU!

        • onedonewong

          Then why does barak allow his kids to be protected with armed guards?? Are you saying that step and fetch it are more valuable than other kids??

      • rpg1408

        Are you suggesting firearms for all teachers ( ushers, mall goers.churchgoers, professors ,etc.) ? Is this the kind of world you want to live in ?

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/DZFTGTWHD5T2XNMYEYHHRBMHW4 Malcolm

          let me ansewer that one NO

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZJ5BBSQIGTUMERPZFALES6HQNY Bill

          when people like cat33 make those comments it makes me want to go but stock in gun andd ammo companies (only kidding). With amost 100K schools K-12 in this country if only 1 teacher was armed that would require the purchase of almost 100k guns. Gee I wonder who would benefit from this!!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/DZFTGTWHD5T2XNMYEYHHRBMHW4 Malcolm

        as long as there are guns, anyone can become a criminal

      • highpckts

        I highly doubt that!! You are sincerely lacking in common sense!

      • DurdyDawg

        How can you even believe such tripe? Putting weapons in otherwise peaceful citizens is simply demanding that they join in on the melee of rampant destruction. These people had no reason to arm themselves.. THEY WERE IN A SCHOOL FOR CHRISSAKES! That a scioipathic madman breached the limits of sanity is like a ravishing rain storm.. NOT carrying an umbrella on a sunny day is normal.. Who knows when a certain sunny day can turn on you in an instant.. Should we then carry an umbrella with us each and every day?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/XPL7LVHHKZXB3BKEJZNTKRMBYY Susan

        Armed guards were unable to prevent Columbine.

    • onedonewong

      Tell that to the 1 million babies murdered every year because they are just too inconvenient

  • JohnRNC

    He’s Absolutely right!! And he sounds like an excellent business man too!

    Here’s how it would go:
    You sail over to Africa with your band of well armed slave hunters (or you negotiate with the other tribes to capture your quarry for you). You chain everybody up so they can’t fight back or run away. You pack / chain ‘em into your boat and go back to America. Those that survive get sold (chains included) to other slave traders or to their eventual owners who beat them into submission so that they can be unchained long enough to work in the fields.

    Oh, wait, what about their 2nd Amendment rights???

    “Here big fella, you’re entitled to your very own firearm. No, you can’t keep your wife or kids because I’m selling them for profit. But our constitution guarantees you the right to this shiny new pistol.”

    I wonder what happens next…..

  • FredAppell

    So, instead of holding a rally to honor 20 dead children, Larry Ward would rather portray himself as the real victim here. Wow! I think a National Anti-Gun Violence Day would be a lot more appropriate but they can’t see beyond their own fear of the so called gun abolitionists. It’s my guess Larry Ward is one person among a very small minority that actually think this is a good idea. He is a little man trying to be somebody and i’m sure there are plenty of gun owners who are shaking their heads in disbelief at this guy and his fringe group of morons (FGOM).

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DZFTGTWHD5T2XNMYEYHHRBMHW4 Malcolm

    lets take guns out of the equation for a moment, then we take knifes out, then we have hand to hand combat, lets call it self defence and start teaching it in first grade, now amagin little kids bowing to each out in respect

  • Justin Napolitano

    So when one child hits another with a stick, we arm all children with sticks. What about those kids that just want to be mentally superior and not physically? How about respecting those that are not able or willing to use force to protect themselves? Besides isn’t that why we have police and the military, to protect those that are not able to do it themselves.

  • onedonewong

    Have to disagree on that one. Blacks have shown over the years that they can’t be trusted with a weapon. They don’t have the temperament or self control to own a gun

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.ross.7505468 Michael Ross

    Is it surprising? These same people insist that Jesus commanded all of his followers to pack heat. Is it really all that surprising to see them claiming Martin Luther King felt the same way about guns too?

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