Gun control advocates are quick to use MLK Day as a means of promoting their political agenda. They use King’s belief in peace as a means of arguing against the use of firearms.
What do these activists fail to realize? In 1956, MLK applied for a concealed carry permit for self-defense but was ultimately denied under Alabama’s “may issue” state statute.
In 2014, NRA News’ Colion Noir explained how Dr. King’s CCW application was denied.
The NRA has a history of supporting civil rights. The group set up gun trainings for African Americans, when they were being harassed by the Ku Klux Klan in the early 1960s.