Are blacks treated differently when they open carry?


by Eric Vought

We have had media attention recently to two different types of open carry demonstrations, the members of Open Carry Texas and the controversy over Chile’s, Sonic, etc., and the Huey P. Newton Gun Club’s demonstration in Houston whose black members marched as a statement of post-Ferguson community-solidarity. Two different types of demonstrations… but are they or should they be?

When the Texas OCT issue was in the forefront, there was quite a bit of commentary on progressive sites about “what would gun nuts do if a bunch of black panthers started walking around with rifles?” Well, as Charles Cook points out in his blog post, not much apparently. No panic, no real outcry, no problem, and as that author ends his post, Good for them:

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