Black people have been programmed to think self-defense, our defense, is someone else’s responsibility – that good, honest, decent black people have nothing to do with guns, because guns are for white folks, police, and black criminals. I find it to be an absurd notion. The vast majority of gun laws in America have been aimed at disarming black people.

Gerald Vernon, Chicago native and veteran firearms instructor

This quote made the rounds on the Book of Face. I think it’s powerful enough to be restated.

It’s not about guns, it’s about control.