‘What Would Django Do?': Controversial Pro-Gun Group Attempts To Win Over Minorities With New Campaign

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January 25, 2013 ‐ By Jazmine Denise Rogers
Source: Collider.com

Source: Collider.com

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

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  • pfeiffer87

    I’m so glad we have strict gun control laws here in the UK. And are they really asking ‘what would Django do?’ There wouldn’t be many gun-loving republicans left in America if Django had anything to say about it.

  • CommonSenseAintSoCommon

    What kills me is the people who don’t own guns, never owned them and haven’t planned on being strapped talking about the government is doing it for control. Some of the guns on the market are ridiculous. When you have weapons that can take down the military what sense does that make. Certain guns should be banned period, and gun control needs to be tighter. No does that means gun violence is going to cease to exist NO, but its a start. Its like we have traffic but does that mean we have no auto accidents but still lawlessness shouldn’t be tolerated. Plus guns have turned people into punks. Before is you wanted to hurt someone you had to do it face to face and rarely was innocent bystanders getting hurt as a result. Its way to easy to just pull the trigger.

  • kMack

    I think it’s stupid, and it’s not going to sway black people to the pro-gun stance that aren’t currently supportive of guns. Don’t make it seem like there aren’t black people out there that are pro-gun ownership though. No one really needs to have anything, it’s a want. I grew up with guns in my home for sport and I see nothing wrong with it. There are 2 in my house now. Maybe another will be added.

  • ElvisWasAHero2Most

    Malcolm was definitely pro second amendment, but the others we’d have no way of knowing for sure.

    While I don’t understand the whole gun pride thing (why would you be proud that you are part of a society where a gun is necessary?), I do agree that the second amendment should be upheld and the laws being introduced to congress (magazine limit, background checks, ban certain weapons, etc) will not be effective. Guys will simply bring more guns to the next school, but I guess it’s a start.

  • ElvisWasAHero2Most

    Malcolm was definitely pro second amendment, but the others we’d have no way of knowing for sure.

    While I don’t understand the whole gun pride thing (why would you be proud that you are part of a society where a gun is necessary?), I do agree that the second amendment should be upheld and the laws being introduced to congress (magazine limit, background checks, ban certain weapons, etc) will not be effective. Guys will simply bring more guns to the next school, but I guess it’s a start.

  • Na Na

    You know they actually had a point until he said that racism is gone like an exorcised ghost. What crap.

  • Na Na

    You know they actually had a point until he said that racism is gone like an exorcised ghost. What crap.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/V6O2EBOSDDIC3EESW3JS22OYWA Vic

      But racism IS over. There’s a black president after all. Just get a white lover and be happy !!!!! :-p

  • Kenedy

    Idiots….so now some fictional charcater is supposed to be a black iconic figure? I don’t even like Django…..these pro-gun lobbyists are smoking some green

    • IllyPhilly

      They on some red and yellow. Green don’t make people dizzy like that.

  • Meyaka

    Pathetic.

  • disqus_mM2O4VvrYt

    if you have to resort to using a fictional character to support your cause, obviously there’s no logic behind it :/

    • Well

      Actually, the only logic necessary is following the law of the land:

      “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free
      State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be
      infringed.”