I was talking to a friend of mine yesterday about the Black Panthers from the 1960s, and the subject of gun control laws came up. He mentioned several things about the connection between gun control and blacks of which I was not aware. Intrigued, I decided to do a bit of research on my own. The thread title is an excerpt of a quote from Detroit resident General Laney, the founder and prime mover behind a little publicized organization known as the National Black Sportsman's Association, often referred to as "the black gun lobby." Here's the full quote: ==> More about General Laney Eldridge Cleaver, a member of the Black Panther Party, had this to say in 1968: ==> Fascinating information from William R. Tonso, professor of sociology at the University of Evansville I'll leave the rest for you to read. Discuss.