Are “Open Carry” Laws Meant to Protect Whites Only?

It’s amazing how the NRA and its many ideological brethren clamor for “guns everywhere for everyone” until the person exercising his alleged “second amendment right” is not an Anglo American (i.e. white). Police officers quite regularly invoke the fear of Black men with guns to justify shooting unarmed Black men to death, even in places that have been declared “open carry” zones. The truth about “open carry” advocates is that for the most part they want open carry gun rights for whites only, mainly for the policing of Black bodies.

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Again, this is how black people LEGALLY carrying guns are viewed, versus white people with guns. John Crawford was killed for it, and Clarence Daniels was tackled for it.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has asked vigilantes to please be careful about which gun owners they choose to attack after a black concealed carry permit holder was wrongly assaulted at a Florida Walmart.

According to the Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office, 62-year-old Clarence Daniels was entering Walmart with his legally concealed firearm to buy coffee creamer on Tuesday when he was spotted by 43-year-old vigilante Michael Foster. Foster, who is white, had observed Daniels conceal the weapon under his coat before he came into the store. When Daniels crossed the threshold, Foster tackled him and placed him in a chokehold, Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Larry McKinnon explained.

“He’s got a gun!” Foster reportedly exclaimed. “I have a permit!” Daniels repeatedly shouted back. After…

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9 thoughts

  1. Keep up the good work. The fight against racism, ignorance, injustice and oppression is a long one and needs as many principled warriors as possible.

  2. Thanks for re-blogging this, Caleb! The pervasive racism in our culture cannot be underlined often enough! It is interesting to note that vigillantism’s suspicions and actions seldom focus on those with the same skin color as the vigillantes.

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