Gun control advocates are quick to use MLK Day as a means of promoting their political agenda. They use King’s belief in peace as a means of arguing against the use of firearms.
What do these activists fail to realize? In 1956, MLK applied for a concealed carry permit for self-defense but was ultimately denied under Alabama’s “may issue” state statute.
In 2014, NRA News’ Colion Noir explained how Dr. King’s CCW application was denied.
The NRA has a history of supporting civil rights. The group set up gun trainings for African Americans, when they were being harassed by the Ku Klux Klan in the early 1960s.
In fact, the NAACP in Monroe, NC, brought in the NRA to train its members. The training allowed one of the NAACP heads to successfully defend themselves against a KKK attack. No one was harmed and the attack was thwarted.
Maybe gun control advocates should dig deeper into their history, before trying to turn tables and incorrectly use American heroes for their advantage.