Stacy Swimp: Gun Control – Black People Control – Video

Stacy Swimp is the president of the Frederick Douglass Society. At a press conference, he is asked to explain his comment that gun control has a history of “Black people control:

Stacy Swimp, President Frederick Douglass Society

Stacy Swimp, President Frederick Douglass Society

( – Gun control dates back to laws before and after the Civil War that prohibited or restricted African Americans from owning firearms, a group of black leaders said Friday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

“History is [rife] with examples. There’s a direct correlation between gun control and black people control,” Stacy Swimp, president and CFO of the Frederick Douglass Society, said at the event.

Swimp compared the call for universal background checks for gun purchase to the time when blacks were required to register with the government.

“The first gun laws were put into place to register black folks, to make sure that they would know who we were – that we could not defend ourselves,” Swimp said.

“I think if you look right after the Emancipation Proclamation – what was going on down in the southern states, it’s very clear that the Dixiecrats wanted to disarm black people to keep us from defending ourselves against the Klansman, who were murdering white and black Republicans to control the ballot box,” Swimp said. “So I think history is [rife] with examples. There’s a direct correlation between gun control and black people control.”

The gun control laws that banned or put restrictions on African Americans from owning firearms are documented on a timeline from 1640 to 1995 by the National Rifle Association’s Institute of Legislative Action and can be found here.

Graphic courtesy of Allen West and The Patriot Action Network

Stacy Swimp, Frederick Douglass Society (video)
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  • The NRA was first formed to help Black people to gain legal guns. It is a shame the Democrats have decided to disarm the population.

  • Ha, great minds think alike. I wrote about the same press conference this morning, but my post morphed as I wrote it. The struggle between liberals and conservatives over gun control mirrors the national struggle between the two groups over other issues.

    Basically, liberals want everyone to give up their guns and rely on the government for protection. Doesn’t that sound familiar? They also want the American people to rely on the government to supply their every need, instead of being responsible for their own needs.

    Conservatives are just the opposite. We want to be responsible for our own protection and safety and to supply our own needs and wants through our own hard work and effort. And yet, we are demonized in the media for wanting such a simple thing.

  • It’s a process that works. Raise the minimum wage > keep black teen unemployment up > drive them to drug dealers – the only employers who can afford to hire them > occasionally sweep the streets and give them criminal records > ensures they can’t pass background checks > legally disarmed. Too simple, no one sees it coming because it’s framed as for the benefit of those who’s lives it ultimately destroys, and it happens in all ‘blue’ democratic controlled cities.

    TBH, lots of conservatives also support many of these horrendous government policies that harm freedom and liberty for all.

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  • Ken

    Well now! That will insure gun control will go away now, It’s Racist!! That makes everything I want go away, I only hope it works both ways.