A really rare thing happened on NRATV this weekend – a progressive supporter of Bernie Sanders and plenty of other racially-charged, leftist positions actually broke away from the echo chamber and admitted that he had a real problem with the push for gun control. In an interview with Colion Noir, rapper Killer Mike said that not only was he in opposition to the left’s position on guns, but that he told his kids to stay in class on National Walkout Day.
“I told my kids on the school walkout: ‘I love you. If you walk out that school, walk out my house,” Killer Mike said. “We are a gun-owning family. We are a family where my sister farms. We are a family where we’ll fish, we’ll hunt. But we are not a family that jumps on every single thing an ally of ours does because some stuff we just don’t agree with.”
Now that is the most refreshing thing we’ve heard from a progressive in a very long time. This is a guy who, though he may hold opinions that we would disagree with every day of the week, understands that the left is at least WAY off the reservation when it comes to their position on guns. Hmm, come to think of it, Sanders himself understood that to some degree during the election. Maybe there’s some weird thing that once you go so far to the left that you’re actually calling yourself a socialist…you start coming back out on the other side of the spectrum? Who knows, but it’s enough to see that there are at least one or two progressives who see that banning guns isn’t the way to a better society.
“Very simply, I’m African-American,” the rapper said. “You know, 54 years out of apartheid. I’m very pro-Second Amendment. This is why.”
We don’t understand why there aren’t more American blacks who don’t get this simple principle. Of all the people in this country who have reason to distrust the federal government, they should be at the top of the list. And yet so many of them are entranced by Democrats to the point where they’ll support anything they believe. Even the concept of “Big Government” should send a shiver down the back of any African-American who knows his history, but alas, these are arguments that have been made a thousand times before. It is what it is.