Killer Mike is a NRA Member, Says Black People Need Be Stockpiling Guns to Fight Domestic Terror

Killer Mike is one of my favorite artists, because he’s willing to speak truth to power with passion and conviction. Unlike many of his mainstream counterparts, Mike is willing to tackle important social issues and put it in his music..We saw him do that in songs like The Pressure w/ Ice Cube and the the song Burnwhere he had compelling videos..that captured the hearts  and minds of those who have long felt disenfranchised and voiceless.

The other day he sat down with Sway of MTV and expressed his anger with Reverend Jesse Jackson. He was upset that Jesse was directing people to lobby congress to get rid of assault rifles..He felt that Jesse who was speaking out on the back of the Trayvon Martin tragedy. He noted that Trayvon wasn’t killed by an assault rifle and that most people who die are killed by handguns not assault rifles.

Killer Mike said we shouldnt be banning assault rifles, we as Black folks should be stockpiling them and arming ourselves more. He noted that we should have  Black men at every corner who are armed, not just to protect ourselves against the George Zimmerman‘s of the world, but also to make sure our daughters aren’t being harassed by thugs on the corner as they go to school.

You can peep the video HERE

http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:uma:video:mtv.com:753924/cp~vid%3D753924%26uri%3Dmgid%3Auma%3Avideo%3Amtv.com%3A753924

During his interview Killer Mike  also noted that we as a Black community need to get back to a point where we not only protect ourselves from fake authority figures, but also know how to survive on our own in case of mass blackouts or any other situation where we no longer have electricity and the modern comforts of life. In short, he talked about how important it is for all of us to know how to fish, hunt and survive the land. He said every family member needs to know how to handle themselves and be familiar with guns.

Killer Mike noted that we are under terrorist attack and we need to be protecting ourselves. He said its a damn shame that Black men as old as Dick Gregory to men his own age and little boys as young as 10 are afraid of the police when we see them.. He said no other group until recently with Arab-Americans after 9-11 has been subjected to that sort of terror.

Killer Mike during his interview noted that he recently joined Al Sharpton‘s organization National Action Network and he’s member of the NRA.. That remark drew a lot of raised eyebrows, primarily because the NRA is a lobbying arm that has long supported causes that have led to further eroding of rights and eventual suppression of Black folks.. Someone was upset and even posted a video where Malcolm X speaks to this issue.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3oLTy0C4MA

This just in.. Killer Mike upon seeing this article responded in the comment section.. Here’s his take on the video..and the NRA

This Is Killer Mike. I joined the NRA as a Public display that WE as BLACKS can use that organization to “Protect” our 2cd amendment rights also. I think it be more important to stop blacks from joining the 700 club but, I digress. Here is why i joined.

My Father was a Cop. He taught me Gun Safety and has in his life been a member also. It’s about using every resource available at your disposal to ensure we can have the full American Experience. The NRA offers many classes on Gun safety and gun owner responsibility and rights. These are things all Gun owners need to know. In short their practicality for advancing safe gun ownership and rights out weigh their political stance because Black NEED that knowledge in the NOW.

WE HAVE NO BLACK NRA and until we do i will continue to use the organization that my white counter parts use to “Protect” them against law makers infringing upon 2cd Amendment rights. I hunt and Fish. I shot with my father and wife. My kids will begin shooting this year. I am glad that I have an organization that has programs and classes for all of us to use at our disposal.

Malcolm has a grand idea and I will be asking my black friends to join me in organizing a shooting club.

Salute and Love.

On a side note.. the way this conversation with Killer Mike has been framed is he is angry with Black leadership..I disagree, Killer Mike is angry with Jesse Jackson and at this point in time when you are over 30, have kids and a platform to speak to the masses you are also Black leadership. Many of the old guard i.e Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and others were all leaders in their community at young ages. They were folks barely out of their teens and in their early 20s. We saw this with many of the leaders in SNCC, The Black Panthers and numerous other organizations.

We can no longer be upset with 60 and 70 year old men who we call Black leadership as if we aren’t able to go out and help craft solutions and implement them.. This doesn’t mean we have to go and reinvent the wheel or be in some sort of competition, but at a date and time where there is so much need in our respective hoods, there’s no excuse for us not to be out there filling the voids and being ‘leaders’ in our own right.. We should be helping fortify or building institutions and not be to be tripping too hard with elders in our community. We can definitely disagree. We can and should debate. But again at this stage in the game we should all be helping lead those who are coming up behind us..and be factors in our respective communities.

Comments

  1. Killer Mike says:

    This Is Killer Mike. I joined the NRA as a Public display that WE as BLACKS can use that organization to “Protect” our 2cd amendment rights also. I think it be more important to stop blacks from joining the 700 club but, I digress. Here is why i joined.

    My Father was a Cop taught me Gun Safety and has in his life been a member also. It’s about using every resource available at your disposal to ensure we can have the full American Experience. They also offer many classes on Gun safety and gun owner responsibility and rights. These are things all Gun owners need to know. In short their practicality for advancing safe gun ownership and rights out weigh their political stance because Black NEED that knowledge in the NOW.

    WE HAVE NO BLACK NRA and until we do i will continue to use the organization that my white counter parts use to “Protect” them against law makers infringing upon any Americans 2cd Amendment rights. I hunt and Fish. I shot with my father, wife and my boys kids will begin shooting this year. I am glad that i have use of an organization that has programs and classes for all of us to use at our disposal.

    Malcolm has a grand idea and i be asking my black friends to join me in organizing a shooting club.

    Salute and Love.

  2. vibalbeats says:

    Much respect to Killer Mike. I share the same views, not just in the issue of race, but in making sure the system does not continue to take away the strength of the citizens of this country. We need to make sure we hold on to our original rights and enforce them by any means necessary. I long for a peaceful world as most of us do, but it is up to the PEOPLE, not the governments of the world to make the decision to create that world through justice and equality.

  3. I didn’t want Mike’s message to get lost due to grammatical errors, so I edited it and pasted a corrected version below.

    ___

    This Is Killer Mike. I joined the NRA as a Public display that WE as BLACKS can use that organization to “Protect” our 2cd amendment rights also. I think it (is) more important to stop blacks from joining the 700 club (than the NRA), but I digress. Here is why i joined:

    My Father was a Cop (who) taught me Gun Safety and has in his life been a(n NRA) member also. It’s about using every resource available at (our) disposal to ensure we can have the full American Experience. The (NRA) also offer(s) many classes on Gun safety, gun owner responsibility and rights. These are things all Gun owners need to know. In short their practicality for advancing safe gun ownership and rights outweigh their political stance, because Black NEED that knowledge in the NOW.

    WE HAVE NO BLACK NRA and until we do i will continue to use the organization that my white counterparts use to “Protect” them against law makers infringing upon any Americans 2nd Amendment rights. I hunt and Fish. I shot with my father. (My?) wife and boys will begin shooting this year. I am glad that i have use of an organization that has programs and classes for all of us to use at our disposal.

    Malcolm has a grand idea and I ask my black friends to join me in organizing a shooting club.

    Salute and Love.

  4. Killer Mike was on point in the interview and with his comment. If we haven’t recognized we’re on our own at this point, I can’t imagine how bad things have to be before it becomes clear. We must learn how to rely on our talents, resources, and even each other for protection. I see this as a huge problem in our communities, especially in the way we handle (oe more accurately ignore) our youth. We wait for schools, cops, laws to save them, all while we chill in our home watching “reality” TV. Enough is enough!
    Thanks Davey D for posting this story. Thanks Killer Mike for being bold enough to say what we need to hear.
    Peace

  5. I’m all for the formation of a Black NRA. After all, why not? It’s a valid idea whose time has come. Call it the African American Firearms Rights Organization – AAFRO, for short.

  6. just rice says:

    lol. Owning guns is nice. But it isn’t a “solution” to anything. The HipHop community might like to promote the imagery of the black panthers, but by contemporary standards it’s basically equivalent to white people promoting philanthropic biker gangs as their pinnacle of achievement.

    Just starting an independent profitable business is hard enough without the nonsensical talk about mass blackouts and the end of the world being used to confuse young people… lol. When the world is still here in 20,50 and 100 years guess who will own/run everything? Kids who were taught to focus on building useful things and not to buy into fear mongering! Good luck with the quicksand you people are stuck in!

    Shoot’em up!

  7. lisa harris says:

    WE ARE OUT NUMBERED AND OUT GUNNED! DON’T LISTEN TO THIS DUDE! WHO THE F WOULD LISTEN TO SOMEONE CALLING THEMSELVES …. KILLER MIKE WHEN HE HAS KILLED NO ONE!BLACK MALES have been TRICKED into MARKETING & PROMOTING themselves as KILLERS, THIEVES, MURDERERS, THUGS, GOONS, HUSTLERS, PIMPS & DRUG DEALERS and THIS is the CAUSE of that STUPIDITY … PERIOD! ONCE THEY DID THAT …THEY CAN SAY THEY FEARED YOU, YOU LOOKED LIKE YOU HAD A GUN OR YOU LOOKED LIKE A CRIMINAL AND SHOOT YOU DEAD … CHECK OUT THIS MOVIE COMING OUT TELLING YOU JUST THAT … A BROTHER IS DOING IT. YOU CAN’T CHANGE SOMETHING YOU DON’T FIRST TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR OR ACKNOWLEDGE! http://youtu.be/-blVItmTkZc – HERE IS MIAMI AND ALL OVER THE RADIO, IN HIP HOP MAGAZINES, WORLD STAR AND ECT … YOU ARE MARKETING YOURSELVES & YOUR WOMEN TO BE THE LOWEST OF THE LOW AND YOU WONDER WHY & HOW THEY CAN GET AWAY WITH SHOOTING YOU AND YOUR SONS DEAD IN THE STREETS ? COME ON SON!

  8. I used to be a member of the NRA, but I got tired of the paranoid propagana that passed for the ‘newsletter’. I like using my own brain to think with, not blindly parroting the rented opinions of highly-paid talking heads.

    Incidentally, I am a gun owner with excellent training – I also have a multi-state CCW permit. I hope that Killer Mike organizes a movement to get others registered with same. Education and training in this issue is vital.

  9. Damu Khamisi says:

    I agree with Killer Mike. African people need to begin to think differently about the current situation that We find ourselves. It would seem that We would have learned from the lessons of the past. It is very frustrating seeing the same events play out over and over again….Sean Bell, Oscar Grant, Kendrec McDade, Travis McNeil Sr., Howard Morgan and the current outrage of the month…Trayvon Martin. I am confident that there are those in the African community who are willing and wanting change and that change will be different then going on long marches and wasting shoe leather or using the voting system as a saving grace. To quote Malcolm X, ” revolution is bloody”, “independence is the fight for land….and if you are afraid to bleed get out of the way”. This is something that those that hold the power know very well. Lets tool up and become unified in spirit and mind!

  10. @sepultura13

    I agree that at the very least, a CCW is needed and I’d promote that over the NRA (too shady, though I understand the point KM makes).

  11. GeneralXJohnson says:

    “Death is the only thing people overstand.”

    -GeneralXJohnson

  12. Killer Mike is on point – if more “citizen soldiers” were armed in the Aurora Therater, maybe that dog would have been put down b4 he got off so many shots – NRA member here also & will b – P.S. if more brothas would have been armed, there would have ben less lynchings…I’m just sayin… “Like ‘Merican xExpress, Neva leave home without it !” (old skool)

    • Black people are armed David.. and every 36 hours a Black person gets murdered by police..wheres the busting back.. Colorado is a carry state.. http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/StatePatrol-Main/CBON/1251594549010 where were all the gun owners to protect us..? ewhere were they when shyt went down at Virginia Tech, Columbine or any other mass shootings from here to tucalossa?? The fact is we rarely see that protection come.. what we do see is foolks like Holmes get guns legally or we lots legal gun owners selling guns illegally to dimwits who shoot 4yr olds the way we saw in NY..

      • I believe the theater in Aurora and Va. Tech were gun free zones. I know Columbine was. Mass shooters typically choose gun free zones because it buys them time. Deranged does not mean stupid. I don’t think we need a black NRA, either. Our rights aren’t tied to our race orlor. (Yes, I’m white.) Politicians have sought to devide us because a fractured society will readily plea for government intervention to calm the chaos which makes it easier to control us. We should look for the similarities among us rather than focus on the differences. God bless us all.

  13. I agree with the topic, we need self defense and an awakening. Blessed Love.

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