By: Teresa Mull
A black man who attended the gun rights rally that drew thousands of people to Virginia’s capitol yesterday made a powerful statement about the ubiquitous nature of the Second Amendment.
The Pluralist reports, “In one clip that has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times, an unidentified man wearing a ‘Guns Saves Lives’ sticker explained why he joined the protest outside the Capitol, which was organized in opposition to sweeping gun control measures that could be enacted next week by Virginia’s Democratic-controlled government.”
An attendee at the rally in Richmond Virginia dispels the media smears against rally-goers.— Michael Coudrey (@MichaelCoudrey) January 20, 2020
He says the media is mischaracterizing them, & that they are just law abiding citizens who want to advocate for their constitutional rights.#VirginiaRally
Here’s what the man, who works part-time at a gun store, had to say in the video publish by Breitbart:
“The real reason I’m out here is I do not support in any way, shape or form Gov. Northam and the Democrats’ gun control.
“What I also don’t support is the fact that every news piece you’ve seen on this this weekend, they’ve always brought up the issue of race a though it’s nothing but white rednecks and hillbillies out here who care for the Second Amendment, when actually it’s black Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Americans in general who care about the Second Amendment.
“I can’t tell you the number of customers I see of all races, all colors, all creeds who care about the Second Amendment and who just want to peaceably live their lives, enjoy their rights and the Second Amendment. That’s why I’m out here.”
Interview with one of today’s rally attendees. pic.twitter.com/l21jySGOAs— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) January 20, 2020
Teresa Mull is editor of Gunpowder Magazine.
Photo, Video Credit: Breitbart