NRA lobbyist says guns are equalizer for ‘the blacks’
MADISON | A National Rifle Association lobbyist has told a Wisconsin legislative committee that guns are a great equalizer for “the blacks.”
Scott Meyer appeared before the state Senate’s judiciary committee
during a public hearing on a Republican bill that would allow people to carry concealed weapons without permits or training. The NRA supports the measure.
Mr. Meyer told the committee that the cost of training can prevent minorities from obtaining concealed carry licenses, adding that guns were one of the great equalizers for “the blacks” after emancipation.
Sen. Lena Taylor, a Milwaukee Democrat who is black, chastised Mr. Meyer. She told him calling AfricanAmericans “the blacks” doesn’t help cultural diversity.