Martin Luther King, Jr. is a civil rights icon who used peaceful protests and non-violent means to show America his dream for a better future for blacks and whites.
It’s little surprise that President Obama would try to ride his coattails in a push for executive action on gun control.
Obama quoted King, saying “We need to feel the fierce urgency of now, because people are dying.”
The reality however is that MLK may have used peaceful methods to promote racial unity, but he was keenly aware of the dangers involved in promoting such a message amongst his racist enemies. As such, he was smartly concerned with self-defense for himself and his family.
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