The targets, which depicted a black man’s silhouette under the words “Running N*gger,” were being sold for 10 cents each.The vendor defended the targets on camera when a KSFY photographer confronted him.“Why are those on there?” the photographer asked.“Why aren’t they? They’re just targets,” the vendor replied.“Aren’t they offensive in nature?” the photographer pressed.“To who?” the vendor remarked. “Are you Negro? You know, there are some black people, and then there are some Negroes.”The vendor added that he had “sold 500 of them this weekend. So what difference does it make?”
Just another gun show.
Gun show organizer Bob Campbell insisted that he banned the vendor as soon as the racist targets were discovered.“I take pride in the work I do and the quality of the shows I put out,” Campbell told KSFY. “And I’m very disappointed, disgusted to see what was on that table.”Suuurrrre, Bob. You're just disappointed a little sunlight exposed your kind. Look, I've sagely noted this many times: gunshows are a fetid petri dish for racists and white supremacists. You can go to car shows, computer shows, home improvement shows, etc. and never see anything remotely racist. But you find this all the time at gun shows. Why? Because that's where the market is.