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Professor Charles Cobb Explains How Guns Made The Civil Rights Movement Possible
The Federalist Papers? ^ | JUNE 7, 2014 | BY STEVE STRAUB ON JUNE 7, 2014

Posted on 06/07/2014 10:21:34 PM PDT by lbryce

Most Americans are unaware of the connection between the civil rights movement and the Second Amendment.

Via Guns.com:

Charles Cobb, a professor and former activist, is telling the little known story of how guns protected the non-violent, civil rights advocates of the 1960s in a new book.

A noted journalist and professor at Brown University, Cobb recently published, “This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed,” a look at firearms inside the Civil Rights movement, which includes a firsthand account of his experiences.

Cobb maintained in a recent interview with NPR that he witnessed the untold story of guns inside the civil rights movement. He gained that experience as a field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Mississippi from 1962 to 1967. Listen: NPR

"GUNS KEPT PEOPLE ALIVE IN THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT"

(Excerpt) Read more at thefederalistpapers.org ...


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If guns made the civil rights movement possible, by that same thinking guns also made slavery possible. And if you're going to use that sort of logic then the sun made the civil right movement possible, giving the those involved in the movement, warmth, light, food in the sustenance they needed to march every day.(Until of course, the advent of global warming, where all these wonderful attributes of the sun go haywire.) And then all those floozies that The Communist leader spent time with also made the Civil Rights Movement possible for their own reasons. So you see, success has a million fathers, while failure is a orphan. And let's not forget those left-wing liberal martyrs, who by this very moment are going absolutely, positively crazy, their brains in meltdown by the dichotomy in which guns, GUNS, I said GUNS, the very symbol of their arch enemy, the conservative gun nuts, to tell them that guns made the civil rights movement possible, I don't know how they don't drop like flies, strokes taking them down in quick succession. Why, guns might very well one day be a national institution. And these folks, liberals and all want to take away the very instrument that made Obama God of this country of ours, even allowing him to break all kinds of laws just because of guns.

Then you've got this guy in the comments section who asks the same question in the first four; Nicholas Schimmele says: June 7, 2014 at 6:38 pm What role did rope play?

REPLY Nicholas Schimmele says: June 7, 2014 at 6:38 pm What role did rope play?

REPLY Nicholas Schimmele says: June 7, 2014 at 6:38 pm What role did rope play?

REPLY Nicholas Schimmele says: June 7, 2014 at 6:38 pm What role did rope play?

REPLY Nicholas Schimmele says: June 7, 2014 at 6:38 pm What role did rope play?

1 posted on 06/07/2014 10:21:34 PM PDT by lbryce
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Professor Charles Cobb Explains How Guns Made The Civil Rights Movement Possible

No wonder Democrats don't like them. They don't like civil rights.

2 posted on 06/07/2014 10:30:24 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: bamahead

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3 posted on 06/07/2014 10:53:59 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: lbryce

Which goes to show that:

1. Democrats don’t know how to think logically.

2. They suffer from haplophobia.

In the posters cited example, rope is not equal to gun. They are not the same thing, nor used for the same purpose. Imagine a case where a man uses a rope to hold up his pants, while another uses a rope to hang a man because of his skin color. The first is lawful, the second unlawful. The first can be a Christian, the second cannot be. The first is a good use, the second a bad one.

Human beings aren’t things to be acted upon. They’re things to act. The gun that holds the bad guys until they’re fully subdued isn’t the same as the gun that holds the hostages under threat of death. That liberals cannot see this is a kind of mindblindness found only among true believers for whom logic, reason and facts no longer matter.


4 posted on 06/08/2014 5:51:53 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: lbryce

Guns are the real power behind the vote. Liberals want you to vote (for them), but they don’t want you to have any power. OTOH, power and control is all so-called “liberals” care about.


5 posted on 06/08/2014 6:21:11 AM PDT by virgil (The evil that men do lives after them)
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6 posted on 06/08/2014 6:44:32 AM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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It’s not a coincident that the concept of modern liberty emerged with the advent of affordable guns. Before the gun the sheriff walked down the street surrounded by the kings swordsmen and lance men (well fed conscripts), YOU as a farmer or show maker stood no chance against well fed and trained fighters. After the advent of the gun, YOU just shot the sheriff in the head and all the kings conscripted fighters (the beefeaters if you will) wondered back to the castle leaderless.


7 posted on 06/08/2014 9:28:37 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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It was called the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) for a reason... The group was totally committed to a nonviolence... Maybe some members owned guns - but NOT as part of the organization.
8 posted on 06/08/2014 12:50:43 PM PDT by GOPJ (https://www.projectveritas.com/home/)
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I was there. It was a separate organization, the Deacons for Defense. There were also some young white civil rights workers who had shotguns; one in particular lived with a black girl there and kept one at his bedside. This book is a valuable exposition of a part of the movement never before studied and publicized. A lot more blacks and outsiders in the Movement would have died or been shot if not for the Deacons.


9 posted on 06/08/2014 1:03:43 PM PDT by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them or they more like we used to be?)
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