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In a piece full of hyperbole and gaslighting, Axios says the quiet part out loud. As is the standard with Democrat news outlets they start off with a smattering of racism. This is followed by a dash of misdirection. But by the end of the article, they finally get to the heart of their problem with people of color buying guns. Simply put, Democrats fear that a rise in gun owners among people of color, especially black gun owners, spells trouble for them.
Democrats Fear Black Gun Owners Spell Trouble in the Midterms
It’s truly incredible that Democrats don’t see how racist they sound with so many of their statements. For example, remember how voter ID laws are racist because black people are incapable of getting an ID? Or how about the need to lower academic requirements because black people can’t get good grades? The list goes on. And they don’t even hear themselves.
Well, the latest from Axios is just as tone-deaf and illogical.
According to the site, “People of color are buying guns at higher rates than ever before, even as many acknowledge that they might not be able to enjoy their Second Amendment rights in the same way as white Americans.”
Did you catch that? People of color are buying guns at higher rates, yet they can’t enjoy Second Amendment rights like white people. So, they’re exercising their Second Amendment rights, but they can’t exercise their Second Amendment rights. They literally contradict themselves in one sentence.
But let’s play this out for a second. How are they unable to exercise those rights? Are they being turned away at gun stores? Are they being denied CCW/CPLs? Axios doesn’t actually give any examples of how they are unable to enjoy Second Amendment rights.
Broken Down by Ethnicity
The story goes on to cite an NSSF survey that showed a rise in gun ownership among ethnic groups. According to the survey, there was a 58% increase in African Americans, a 49% increase in Hispanic Americans, and a 43% increase in Asian Americans.
Axios goes on to explain the racism driving people of color to purchase firearms. Asian Americans are buying them because of anti-Asian hate crimes. African Americans are buying them because of police brutality. And Hispanics are buying them because they know the results of the Defund the Police movement.
In a surprising moment of transparency, Axios even acknowledges the problem Hispanics have with Defund the Police. I hope no one was fired over this.
According to the Axios piece, “’Many come from countries with high crime rates and have firsthand experience with underfunded police,’ she [Venezuelan firearm instructor Gabby Franco] added. ‘It’s like, ‘For me to pursue my dreams, I need to make sure that I stay alive,’ Franco told Axios. That means making the most of the rights they may not have had in their home countries.”
So, to clarify, they are exercising rights they didn’t have in their own country, but they also don’t have in this country. But they are exercising them. But they can’t. Got it? Good.
Same goes for African Americans. They are exercising a right that they can’t exercise because of racism. So, they are exercising them to protect against racism. But they can’t because of racism. Keeping up?
Again, to clarify, ethnic groups across the board, who are unable to exercise their Second Amendment rights, are exercising their Second Amendment rights. A lot.
Finally, the Truth
And here it is. The true nature of why Axios is concerned that people of color are buying firearms. Finally, a shred of honesty, all the way at the end of the article. Just one sentence long:
“The big picture: That more people of color are exercising their Second Amendment rights could spell trouble for Democrats, who already suffered losses among these demographics in key battleground states in 2020.”
The entire article, decrying racism, was about this one sentence, that received no real attention.
It isn’t that Democrats are interested in the rights of minority groups (especially gun rights). It’s that they know their only bargaining chip is the race card, and it is failing. They have overplayed it and people are catching on. Including people of color. No one is buying it anymore. But they just keep piling it on whenever they are losing ground among minorities.
In fact, with statements like, “People of color, especially Black people, ‘don’t have the ability to access that right in the same way’,” the narrative is just becoming racist and offensive in itself.
We are not dealing with serious people.