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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:34 PM

Tell me about Martin Luther King Jr. again...

How Martin Luther King Jr. felt about "gun politics, gun control laws, the Second Amendment, the use of firearms for self-defense, and the use of firearms to commit crime and violence."

I'm just going to get this out of the way before MLK Day.

Last Years Thread:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/11729194

Thank You

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Reply Tell me about Martin Luther King Jr. again... (Original post)
ellisonz Jan 2013 OP
ManiacJoe Jan 2013 #1
ellisonz Jan 2013 #2
ManiacJoe Jan 2013 #3
ellisonz Jan 2013 #4
gejohnston Jan 2013 #6
ellisonz Jan 2013 #8
virginia mountainman Jan 2013 #5
ellisonz Jan 2013 #7
gejohnston Jan 2013 #10
ProgressiveProfessor Jan 2013 #9

Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:37 PM

1. Did the previous thread leave you with unanswered questions?


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Response to ManiacJoe (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:40 PM

2. Yes. Many questions.

Also, a lingering sort of emptiness. If Martin Luther King Jr. loved violence as a principle of self-defense so much - why did he not join the Black Panthers?

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:41 PM

3. You still have edit time to make this your OP.

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Response to ManiacJoe (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:42 PM

4. I prefer the more open approach.

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:59 PM

6. he didn't love violence

perhaps he was thinking of St Augustine
"Though defensive violence will always be 'a sad necessity' in the eyes of men of principle, it would be still more unfortunate if wrongdoers should dominate just men."
- St. Augustine


Why didn't he joint the Black Pathers or Deacons of Defense? Have to ask someone who knew him better than any of us. Can you suggest a good biography or two?

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Response to gejohnston (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:04 PM

8. Not actually one of the fields...

...in which I am familiar with the literature. I've read most his speeches and many articles but no full length biographies.

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:58 PM

5. A much better thread...about how Dr King, was DENIED, his civil rights..

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Response to virginia mountainman (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:01 PM

7. Pity the PPR'd

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=profile&uid=210130&sub=trans

You know the funny thing, under the laws of even the more stricter European nations MLK Jr. would have been granted a permit ***because his life was actually threatened***

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:11 PM

10. Most states other than Vermont were quite strict on CCW back then

He happened to have the misfortune of being in Alabama, which is still may issue. Today in the Czech Republic, his ownership license would also be his CCW. Some were extremely limited issue to no issue.

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:06 PM

9. What was missing from that thread was the Deacons for Defense

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