On it are the words:
"He would have lit a candle against the darkness of gun violence."Yet Adam Winkler, author of the book Gunfight* notes that
King kept firearms for self-protection. In fact, he even applied for a permit to carry a concealed weapon.Reason.com's Damon Root agrees:
There’s nothing unusual about this. Many civil rights activists—including those who publicly engaged in non-violent forms of resistance—kept guns for self-defense.But the Brady Campaign wants you to think otherwise with this nice little banner graphic of theirs.
They want you to think that King wouldn't have anything to do with guns.
This is called "intentionally misleading."
And that's simply fucked up.
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