NRA lobbyist says guns are equal­izer for ‘the blacks’

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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.

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