‘What Would Django Do?': Controversial Pro-Gun Group Attempts To Win Over Minorities With New Campaign
Just last Sunday, controversial pro-gun organization Political Media sponsored Gun Appreciation Day, which was a day where the group encouraged people to show up at various public places with the United States Constitution in-hand and signs that read “Hands of my guns”. Now, according to the Hollywood Reporter, the group is launching a new campaign, which they hope will win African-Americans over in the gun control debate entitled, “What Would Django Do?” Yes, “What Would Django Do?”
Political Media president, Larry Ward is not only launching a campaign, but also a nonprofit organization with the same name. He revealed that he has not been granted permission by The Weinstein Co., which is the studio behind the production of Django Unchained or Quentin Tarantino to bear the Django name. This isn’t too surprising considering that Tarantino has gone on record stating that firearms are to blame for the tragic Newtown school shooting.
“We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it,” Ward says of his unauthorized use of the name.”We’ll make sure we aren’t violating copyrights, and if we are, we’ll have to change the name. But Django is perfect for what we’re trying to do, which is to promote gun rights to minorities. We’ll tackle the issue on the Democrats’ own turf.”
Ward is partnering with columnist Jonathan David Farley, who recently penned an article published to Absoluterights.com entitled What Would Django Do? Arms And ‘The Man’ in which he discussed why Blacks should shun gun control and expressed that Martin Luther King Jr., Frederick Douglass, Ida B. Wells-Barnett and Malcolm X were all in some way, shape or form in support of the second amendment.
“Racism in America is now gone like an exorcized ghost, but African-Americans would do well to remember our history when it comes to gun control,” wrote Farley.
Racism is gone? No comment.
It’s interesting that Ward and his organization think that all they have to do is slap Django on a campaign and it will somehow woo Blacks into joining the ranks of the pro-gun supporters.
What do you make of all of this?
Jazmine Denise is a news writer for Madame Noire. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise