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Black Gun Owners: Rock and a Hard Place

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I'm posting this because it was eye-opening to me, and thought-provoking.

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Black Gun Owners: Rock and a Hard Place

By Kenn Blanchard, KennBlanchard.com

You ever wonder why there are so few African Americans at your pro-gun event? For many shooters in the black community gun ownership makes them a pariah. They deal with gun bigotry, cultural alienation and a lack of support. Let me illustrate one case with a guy named Phil and his family.

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A lot of people think that racial tensions are simply things that people can choose to just "get over it". I see expressed here that things are much deeper than that. It was eye opening to me to see an aspect of their culture I had not been aware of before.

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I wasn't thinking of politics with this.

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A lot of people think that racial tensions are simply things that people can choose to just "get over it". I see expressed here that things are much deeper than that. It was eye opening to me to see an aspect of their culture I had not been aware of before.

I just want to share someting that was written by a friend. I have permission to share.

So this morning I was reading some comments on yahoo from an article. As with 99.99999% of yahoo articles race, not the article became a part of the discussion. Well one comment was made that is often made and it got me to thinking about what the problem is on both ends of the spectrum.

Concerning black people: We need to stop holding on the bitterness of the past. Notice what phrase I used...holding on. When you don't let things go, it will drag you down, and you cant move forward. This is the primary problem with black people, many have not let go.

Concerning white people: Stop telling black people to "get over it". This has got to be the absolutely worst phrase you could say. Thats like telling someone to get over the death of a loved one. You don't ever "get over it", but you eventully let go of the heavy emotions that prevent you from moving forward.

I don't have some type of conclusion, or inspirational thought as to what could change this. So I will simply say it has to begin at home. We must teach our children better.

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Thank you, Ruck!

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