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Left Attacks Killer Mike for Defending the 2nd Amendment on NRATV

Rapper Killer Mike talks about the upcoming South Carolina Democratic presidential primary at Stroy's Barber Shop Friday, February 26, 2016 in Columbia, South Carolina. Michael Render, aka Killer Mike, campaigned for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in the state capital the day before voters participate in the state's primary election. …
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Rapper Killer Mike is taking criticism from the left, particularly black leftists, after defending the Second Amendment and private gun ownership on NRATV.

Breitbart News reported that Killer Mike told NRATV’s Colion Noir that blacks in the “progressive movement” fail to realize that gun control is a return to slavery.

The Atlanta-based rapper and small business owner, according to Time, received “praise” for taking a liberty-based stand on the issue of gun ownership but also received a considerable backlash.

For example, liberal commentator Tariq Nasheed and former NAACP president Ben Jealous tweeted:

And far-left writer Shaun King took issue with calling NRATV a “news platform,” tweeting:

Killer Mike responded to the criticism in an Instagram post, highlighting his conviction that private gun ownership is key to black Americans’ freedom. He quoted from Robert F. Williams’ Negros with Guns.

“My Opinions on Black Gun Ownership are based on the brutal history my people share with this country,” Killer Mike wrote. “Read and research #RobertFWilliams#NegrosWithGuns until u do u cannot be an ally of mine or possibly understand my personal perspective. Love and Respect to all.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News, the host of the Breitbart podcast Bullets with AWR Hawkins, and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

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