LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Blacks Need to Arm Themselves Too

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks at the National Press Club in Northwest D.C. on Oct. 9. PHOTO BY NANCY SHIA
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks at the National Press Club in Northwest D.C. on Oct. 9. PHOTO BY NANCY SHIA

I was happy to read William J. Ford’s article “Carson Clarifies Position on Gun Control” in the Oct. 15 edition of The Washington Informer. I agree completely with Dr. Carson’s assertion that if the Jews had been armed, things might have been different in Hitler’s Germany in the 1930’s, and that’s why I suggest that every law-abiding Black person in America go and buy a firearm. Blacks in America are facing very similar tactics from law enforcement and we don’t have to wear a Star of David because we are distinguished by our color. We are detained because people feel uneasy around us, arrested for no reason and executed without trial. Dr. Carson goes on to say in the article that shooters go to places where they know that people aren’t armed to commit these mass shootings. Well, when you see media accounts of people at gun shows you see law abiding white people and very few Blacks. My suggestion is that law abiding Black people should be flocking to these gun shows and purchasing weapons also.

Back in the 1930s, Jews in Germany never thought the German people would turn on them the way they did, and all I am saying is we should never ignore history; we should learn from it.

Jason Winston, Washington, D.C.


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