In the latest NRA ad, black millennial Antonia Okafor says she did not let name-calling–including being called “an uncle Tom”–prevent her from getting a gun for self-defense.
The ad is part of the NRA Foundation’s “national campaign,” which has already featured ads with former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, Lt. Colonel Oliver North, Sheriff David Clarke, singer Charlie Daniels, and Benghazi survivor Mark Geist, among others.
I’ve been told that black women aren’t supposed to support the Second Amendment. I’ve been told I shouldn’t want to be able to protect myself. I shouldn’t teach my fellow students about their rights, and I shouldn’t speak my mind. Thank God I didn’t listen.
To all those who have called me a sellout, an Uncle Tom or a pawn for someone else, here’s what should scare you: I never changed my beliefs. I woke up and realized that you don’t represent them. You don’t speak for me, and you don’t think for me. I am not the victim you need me to be, and I’m talking to more women like me every single day.
I’m the National Rifle Association of America, and I’m Freedom’s Safest Place.
AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.