Skip to comments.Black Illinois State Representative Ken Hunter Says Chicago has tried to keep guns from the black
Posted on 02/02/2013 7:48:13 PM PST by marktwain
In a candid and honest response to a question at a town hall on February 2nd, 2013, Representative Hunter says that because the Black community has more crime than White communities, they have been historically kept from having guns. Representative Hunter must be given credit for not being sure that the approach has worked. Here is a transcript of that portion of the video.
Chicago Town Hall, 3rd Legislative District:
At 1:38:35 to 1:39:40, State Representative Ken Duncan, when asked why do 49 states have concealed carry legislation and we don't, says:
" The City of Chicago, Historically their opposition toward concealed and carry has been significant, keep in mind the lion's share of the bulk of us represent this metropolitan area, and keep in mind the lion's share of the abject poverty and crime, even though in every state in the Union, there are more poor whites on public welfare, in every state, the crime, the concentration of crime, and again, the abject poverty exists, exists exclusively and criminally in our community.
And so this city has sought to kind a play a regulatory role for reducing the activity of guns trafficking in the city. Has it worked? But that, to answer your question, and the Speaker of our house as you know, like most of us know, that if it hit the house floor, it would pass."
Video of town hall link
Clearly, the old approach of keeping poor black folks from having legal guns has failed. Perhaps it is time to try a new approach, of allowing responsible, honest black people to have guns to defend themselves from the predators in their community. It has worked where it has been tried.
Law abiding blacks live in the rough neighborhoods, will know who is the good guys and who are the bad guys. The black criminal commits 90 percent of the crime against blacks. Arming law abiding blacks will be a kill zone for black criminals who are not used to having their victims armed.
blacks are doing the most shooting in chicago. they seem to have guns.
Judging strictly by crimes committed using firearms, it would seem like blacks have plenty of guns. Is there any instance of a black person being refused the sale of a firearm when they are legally allowed to own one? Go forth, and buy guns.
All good guys should be allowed to own guns. Especially in a high crime neighborhood.
The predators in the black community are the politicians that use thugs to turn out the vote by intimidating their terrified constituents.
POOR black /white folks con't afford a gun.
I am by no means poor, but I don't have $300.00 to lay out for a handgun to lay on my bedtable forever.
That was the purpose to begin with. The KKK dems hated blacks having firearms.
He's got it backwards. Because the Black community has been historically kept from having guns, they have more crime than White communities.
Gun control just may be racist.
Blacks are killed by handguns.
Politicians want to get rid of assault rifles, not handguns.
Sounds racist to me.
Law-abiding citizens should have the ability to defend themselves, regardless.
Yes! You see the broad meaning of it.
This is good news. We deplore inner city crime and dependency and this would be a crack in the machine. Freedom under the 2d amendment is for all of us.
my point was that his point isn’t really true if you look who’s actually carrying and shooting guns in chicago.
gun control today is classist, class warfare.
the rich have security and get exemptions to carry.
they want all the peons disarmed. no matter what your background is.
Agreed, but I suspect that the law-abiding citizens don’t care what color their oppressors are.
Sure, I’m okay with laws that ban black Democrats from owning any guns at all.
It’s exactly what they deserve.
Just in case you ever decide to get a Pistol, you can buy a Hi Point 9MM for around $149.
You can even get a Hi Point .40 or .45 for under $250.
They are a bit heavy, but they shoot well and have a lifetime warranty.
This image, which I'm "borrowing" from onyx really states the case in stark, visual terms:
That is one of the coolest side-by-side graphics I ever saw.
Thanks for that.
amen to that. but i’d say it’s a fair bet that there’s more blacks in chicago with guns than anyone else. the dude’s argument falls apart.
it ain’t a race thing. it’s a class/elitist thing. it’s the elite vs all the rest of the peons. the elite have armed security and get exemptions to carry, but they don’t want any of the rest of the lower citizenry to be able to defend themselves.
I've since stumbled across that same image that's a tad bit sharper. This ought to be publicized far and wide. If the lamestream media had any sense at all, it would be on the front page of every newspaper in America:
I think you mean, "If the lamestream media had any integrity". It does not. The entirety of their purpose is to help their Democrat party send America down the toilet. It is what they are.
The Democrat "mainstream" newsrooms got the way they are for a reason - - people who are bitter malcontents by nature gravitate toward socialism and its primary tool, "the news". This is why the Democrat "mainstream" newsrooms are populated by liberals. The old saying, "Misery loves company," is at play here. The fact is, liberals by nature are incapable of true happiness and selfishly want everybody to be as humorless and miserable as they are. Equally so.
“He’s got it backwards. Because the Black community has been historically kept from having guns, they have more crime than White communities.”
I would narrow it even further. Because the Black community has been historically kept from having *legal* guns, they have more crime than White Communities.
I think that John Lott said that inner city urban black women benefited most from being able to carry concealed and legally.
your graphic puts Chicago in the low violence catagory