No, Touré does not speak for all African-Americans on gun control
Unless Touré has finally decided to use the royal “we” to refer to himself, he’s assuming he speaks on behalf of all African-Americans when it comes to gun control and the Second Amendment.
What has the MSNBC host so up in arms (or at least as close as he’ll get to being up in arms)? The NRA has added YouTube senstation Colion Noir as a contributor, and Think Progress isn’t pleased. As Noir asserts in his first video for the NRA, the person “telling me to get rid of my guns when I need them the most, isn’t my friend, isn’t looking out for my best interests and doesn’t speak for me or the community that I’m part of.” Touré must have missed the “doesn’t speak for me” part.
It’s worth noting that Noir isn’t reading from a stock script; his home-produced videos have made him an Internet star.
Just became a fan of Mr Colion Noir. Check out his YouTube videos. Common sense gun rights view!—
Eric Hutchinson (@hutch443) March 02, 2013
NRA collaborating with Colion Noir is one of the best ideas they've had in a looooong time.—
Dylan Baxter (@ddbaxte) March 02, 2013