Anyway, the NRA has hired this not-so-bright shill-for-hire. Ward immediately demonstrated his acumen for failure by arguing on a CNN newcast:
I think Martin Luther King, Jr. would agree with me if he were alive today that
Wow. This comment reaches Jonathan Clark Sullivan-levels of idiocy. Of course, Ward is just a tad tone deaf in that he doesn't seem to recall the circumstances of the tragedy that befell Martin Luther King, Jr. Nor does he seem to understand King's message was one of non-violence.
But Ward's misguided attempts to channel King aside, what of the guns and slavery issue? Well, this bit of 'logic' fails like most gunloon arguments as well. One could just as easily argue that without guns, there wouldn't have been slaveholders or slavetraders.
But as the link shows, there were armed slave revolts and they always failed. As history has demonstrated, time after time, tyranny, genocide, enslavement has nothing to do with gun ownership. It has everything to do with the access--or lack thereof--to public institutions and laws.