On his television program last night, Glenn Beck interviewed right-wing activist Star Parker about last week’s racist shooting at a church in Charleston, South Carolina. Beck and Parker were both encouraged that positive developments would come out of this tragedy … such as more people who live in the inner city deciding that they need guns for self-protection.
“This weekend, I heard with the gun debate, black families in Chicago and inner cities going, ‘No, no no, it’s time now to arm,” Beck said. “It’s going the other direction. While the left is pushing for gun control, the inner city, the African Americans are the ones saying, “No, no, no.”
“I’m glad they are getting to the place where they embrace our constitutional right to bear arms, the Second Amendment,” Parker responded. “Because if you think about why there is so much murder in the black community, especially our at-risk communities where we have concentrated poverty through welfare policy, the blacks, only 16 percent even own an arm. So when you have an unarmed people, then those that are armed, the gangsters, will come and wreak havoc over your community.”
“I hope that it takes a little bit of time” for blacks in the inner city to fully arms themselves, Parker added, “because we don’t want a race war.”