Black Lives Matter’s Shaun King on sexual roots of ‘white male obsession’ with guns

Black Lives Matter’s Shaun King on sexual roots of ‘white male obsession’ with guns

For starters, I didn’t know that guns are a white male obsession.

If they are, as activist Shaun King posits, perhaps he could explain the Bureau of Justice Statistics data showing that 93% of the 7,999 black shooting deaths in 2005 were at the hands of fellow blacks.

But I’m getting ahead of myself. King, a de facto leader of the Black Lives Matter movement, spewed out a torrent of tweets Saturday on why white men are so fixated on guns.

What set King off was this tweet by Red State’s Erick Erickson in reaction to the New York Times’s front page editorial on “the gun epidemic,” its first since 1920:

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https://twitter.com/EWErickson/status/673203319528116224

It’s hard to know whether King was more exercised over Erickson’s literal or metaphorical shooting of holes into the editorial, but here are some of his ruminations:

https://twitter.com/ShaunKing/status/673216256913367040?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

https://twitter.com/ShaunKing/status/673216694832209920?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

https://twitter.com/ShaunKing/status/673217530840879109?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

https://twitter.com/ShaunKing/status/673218574132101120?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

For what it’s worth, King is a columnist for New York’s Daily News, which has had a very stressful, if revealing, week.

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.