Conservative Black Leaders Defend the Second Amendment

“A man’s rights rest in three boxes: the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box.”  — Frederick Douglass

In a press conference that could not be given by a conservative, white think-tank because of the cynical and callous nature of the modern left, a group of conservative African-Americans lay out a truly compelling case for the protection of the Second Amendment. The Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE) is the largest black conservative think-tank in the nation and is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Black conservative leaders from several different organizations came together to issue a call to defend the Second Amendment. During the press conference they discussed the history of the National Rifle Association (NRA), which began as an organization that was committed to protecting freed slaves from the Ku Klux Klan. They were training and preparing freed black slaves to protect themselves from those who would do violence against them.  The group of leaders also discussed how gun control was actually carefully designed “people control.”

Here’s a great short version that concisely sums up the basic arguments against gun control. It’s well worth three minutes of your time.

“Gun control, for black Americans, we know that gun control has always been about people control. It sprouts from racist soil, be it during the infamous Dred-Scott case where a black man’s humanity was not recognized. The racist Chief Justice Taney said, “We cannot allow the law to recognize the humanity of this individual because he would be able to keep and bear arms.” When a lot of Democratic controlled segregationist governments after the Civil War attempted to deny black men and women their freedom, they instituted Black Codes, largely to deny the Second Amendment from newly freed slaves.”

CURE2“…wanted to disarm black people to keep us from defending ourselves from Klansmen who were murdering white and black Republicans to control the ballot box… there is a direct correlation between gun control and black people control.”

“This current administration is far from the truth, this agenda is becoming more and more obvious to all. It’s a distraction, it’s a reason an excuse to carry out an ideology that is more evident every day and every week that goes by. That it is anti-American. When you touch the Second Amendment you can’t become more anti-American… agree upon this. Without God, without guns, and without the Constitution America’s end will come with haste. For when they change our Constitution they will take our guns. When they take our guns they will also seek to take our God – that’s when Americans will fight back.”

If you’d like to see the entire press conference (it’s over an hour long), you can do so here:

Let me leave you with a few words from Star Parker, who is the President and founder of CURE.

“I believe that it is our duty to stand together and challenge the proposals currently on the table in the Senate, which invoke painful memories of Jim Crow laws and black codes… Black history is rife with government demands for background checks in order to qualify for constitutional rights. All Americans should be concerned.”

“We want to inform United States senators that we will be notifying urban pastors, business leaders and other black voters of their legislators’ position on the Second Amendment—especially blue senators in red states currently up for re-election.”

Let’s join together with CURE and fight for the rights of all men – no matter their race, creed or color.

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Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Romulus Marketing and Bravera Holdings. He's also the managing editor at,, and the managing partner at You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their five wonderful children.

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