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Why Isn't The NRA Pushing For AA Young Men To Carry?

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    legally, after the Martin case, like they did after the previous recent gun tragedies in Aurora and CT?

    I have heard nothing from the conservative talking heads promoting AA's to legally carry to prevent potential profiling that could leave them on the wrong side of a barrel

    Martin could have shot Zimmerman when he felt threatened himself, preventing his own death, and used SYG or Self Defense himself
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    anyone has the ability within the law to get a cwp-why the need to make it racial
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    that's not what I asked :no:
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    What makes you believe Martin felt threatened?

    Why would anybody promote something exclusive for one race over another?

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    When has the NRA ever parsed their encouragement by race? Sure nothing would make them happier than responsible gun ownership by young black men. Or old Hispanic women. Or transsexual middle-aged East Indians.
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    Did the NRA actually direct any comment after any trajedy to only whites? Don't think so . If they did, show everyone when they did and what they said.
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    Then Martin would have went to jail. You can't just say you were threatened. GZ watching him is not a good enough reason to hit the threatened threshold to use deadly force.

    It would be equivalent to me seeing you on the street; shooting you, and saying I felt threatened bc you were looking at me.

    But sure I'm for all people carrying legally.
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    Does the NRA typically have different messages for different ethnic groups? If not, why would it start now?
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    Wouldn't the NRA then have to propose that "minors" be allowed to carry firearms since Trayvon was not yet 18?

    That's a MAJOR leap. Kids with guns . . . yeah, good idea. :rolleyes:
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    Epic fail of a post, intentionally ignorant, factually incorrect and plainly divisive on its face.
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    Exactly! What a stupid premise for a thread.
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    I think we would be surprised how many actually have them illegally.
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    Another Where's the outrage??! post.
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    Some surprised by how many.

    Others surprised by how few.

    Depends which way your bias swings, I suppose.
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    It is that, but I've often believed that gun control is an easier sell when people deemed to be "dangerous" or "undesirable" are arming themselves. This was true in the 60s and 70s when crime was high and black radicals were arming themselves and guys like Ronald Reagan (as CA gov) were passing gun control legislation. The NRA however, has been pretty consistently in favor of arming nearly anyone, even radicals of various stripes.
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    Not sure about this instance, but generally those are characteristics of a talking point taken from a livid lefty website.
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    I don't think it was intentionally ignorant. I'm sure he meant it to be brilliant.
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    i said "young men" with implies over 18

    but to the heart of my question, why hasn't the NRA historically had any massive urban outreach program, no overt efforts to make the culture of its organization more palatable to a black, latino, urban population, where self-protection is much more of a necessity?

    I don’t see how the promotion of responsible gun ownership is not in the perceived best self-interest of more black Americans. I don’t see how actively encouraging and mobilizing more urban black members is not in the perceived best interest of the NRA and other gun-rights organizations.

    seems odd from a business perspective to not include outreach to the very people who need protection the most. What am I missing?
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