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Second Amendment Rights Proclaimed at Baptist Seminary

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Jerome, Mar 4, 2018.

  1. Jerome

    Jerome Well-Known Member
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    during a recent "African American read-in" which followed chapel at Southeastern Baptist Seminary. The "Read-In" featured Muslim leader Malcolm X's The Ballot or The Bullet speech.

    Entire speech here:

    Social Justice Speeches - Malcolm X

    aroundsoutheastern.com/index.php/2018/01/5th-annual-african-american-read-february-15/
    "Article number two of the constitutional amendments provides you and me the right to own a rifle or a shotgun. It is constitutionally legal to own a shotgun or a rifle. This doesn't mean you're going to get a rifle and form battalions and go out looking for white folks, although you'd be within your rights -- I mean, you'd be justified....this doesn't mean forming rifle clubs and going out looking for people, but it is time, in 1964, if you are a man, to let that man know. If he's not going to do his job in running the government and providing you and me with the protection that our taxes are supposed to be for...he certainly can't begrudge you and me spending $12 or $15 for a single-shot, or double-action."
     
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    Do You realize that these are the words of Malcolm X, the anti-segregationist who called for violence to combat white supremacy taken from his speech "The Ballot or the Bullet?" It was contrasted with the non-violent approach taken by Martin Luther King as demonstrated in his "Letter from a Birmingham Jail.”

    You're using Malcolm X as your shining example for someone reinforcing the rights of citizens to have guns. That's rather bizarre.
     
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    I didn't detect any slant either for or against gun ownership by Jerome in this post. I read a 54 year old news story.

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    Look at the title of the thread he started. I took that as showing that SW Seminary supported gun rights.
    Second Amendment Rights Proclaimed at Baptist Seminary
    If he's not going to do his job in running the government and providing you and me with the protection that our taxes are supposed to be for...he certainly can't begrudge you and me spending $12 or $15 for a single-shot, or double-action."

    That's a pro-gun statement.
     
  5. Jerome

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    Look at all the Baptist seminarians at Southeastern who got to hear Malcolm X's message proclaimed again. Big turnout for a read-in.

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    Sounds like a very educational event.
     
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  7. Calminian

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    African Americans should be especially protective of the 2nd Amendment. It played a large role in their history. Even Condi Rice spoke about this on the View, of all places. Shut Whoopie right up.
     
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    Wow. Thank you for sharing that with us who don't watch that program.



    "Let me tell you why I'm a defender of the Second Amendment: I was little girl growing up in Birmingham, Alabama in the late Fifties, early Sixties. There was no way that Bull Connor and the Birmingham police were going to protect you. And so when White night riders would come through our neighborhood, my father and his friends would take their guns and they'd go to the head of the neighborhood, it was a little cul-de-sac, and they would fire in the air if anybody came through. I don't think they actually ever hit anybody, but they protected the neighborhood. I'm sure if Bull Connor had known where those guns were he would have rounded them up."
     
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  9. Calminian

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    That said Condi is a bit of a compromiser on the 2nd Amendment. She's falling for the whole assault weapons distinction. But her point here is well taken.
     
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    Yawn. Then when someone enters a place with a 9mm pistol and kills dozens, where ban the the rest, or argue about it.

    I'm sick of these non-solutions. There is only one thing that could have stopped that shooter, and that's an armed person in the school. Immediate response. Anything else is whistling in the wind.
     
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