Growing up in the South Bronx I have been around guns and gun violence since I was a little kid. Guns are not a new concept to me, unfortunately the guns I was around were all illegal and used for criminal activity. More than one of my friends growing up (most were good guys, not gang bangers) were killed at the hands of an illegal gun owner. It is no secret that New York City is anti-gun, very anti-gun. Since I was a young boy, the mentality impressed upon us here about guns was quite simple: If you own a gun you are either with law enforcement or you are part of the criminal element. There was no in between and certainly no scenario where a regular citizen owned a gun. Plain and simple.
Eric Holder in 1995 is quoted as saying “We just have to be repetitive about this. It’s not enough to have a catchy ad on a Monday and then only do it every Monday. We have to do this every day of the week and just really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way.” No wonder our citizens support nutjobs like Governor Cuomo and King Bloomberg as they spew out their anti-gun propaganda. Does it come as any surprise that we are criminalized nearly each and every day by the left controlled media? Were any of you surprised that the home addresses of gun owners were listed online for all to see? I wasn’t, because I grew up in New York City under a Liberal agenda. If you own a gun, and you are not a cop, then you must be a bad person. Right?
None of the aforementioned points surprise me, but you know what does surprise me? When a left wing supporter comes out and shows any form of support or understanding for gun rights. I’m not talking about just any left wing supporter either, I’m talking about a well known, famed black poet. A very unlikely ally in this gun debate. Yet, as you will see in the below paragraphs, Maya Angelou does not only believe in our right to bear arms, she didn’t hesitate (as per her own admission) to unload a couple of shots when her home became threatened by a would be intruder.
How’s that for a surprise? I bet that the anti-gun leftist are going crazy about this one. Beloved black poet, Maya Angelou, supporting guns and those crazy gun owner rights?
Well Maya Angelou, in an interview with Time magazine ,stated that her mother, whom she called “her protector” was a huge supporter of guns. She also stated that her mother often carried a gun. When directly asked by the interviewer “Did your mother support guns”, she replied “Yes, she had guns all the time”. Maya Angelou stated “I like to have guns in the house. I don’t like to carry them around all the time. But I do like to have them at home in case someone tries to come in without the welcome mat.” In fact she then tells us how she (Maya Angelou) once fired off two or so shots when someone was attempting to enter her home uninvited. She claims that she warned them that they should step back because she was going to shoot.
Any responsible gun owner knows that firing shots through a door or an open window or whatever, without knowing who or what is on the other side, is probably not the smartest thing to do – unless you are Joe Biden; then you are ok emptying your gun out of your balcony as a warning.
Many of the comments that I have read on this topic mention that there are holes in her story. However, the point that I want to make here is the fact that an ultra Liberal Poet, with a very high level of visibility and respect within the leftist ranks, is stating that she supports guns! Meaning she also supports the 2nd amendment and our right to bear arms. I find this quite interesting and it is worth noting as she is a very influential person in her world.
It never hurts to have extra support does it?
Image: Maya Angelou; source: Flickr: My Heroes – Maya Angelou; author: Adria Richards; Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license
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