Russell Simmons Slams NRA’s New African American Spokesman

There is a new face on the pro-gun circuit. Mr. Colion Noir, a young African American who is conservative and pro-gun, is the National Rifle Association’s newest spokesman but apparently this has proven too much for rap and entertainment mogul Russell Simmons.

After seeing the NRA’s intro video of Noir’s upcoming NRA News show, Simmons took to Twitter to tell the gun group, “Dear @NRA, we don’t trust you. Sincerely, Black America.”

Simmons then wrote a longer attack at Globalgrind.com, saying that “black people ain’t got no time” for the NRA.

Music entrepreneur Simmons criticizes the NRA’s hiring of African American Noir and says it is “deeply troubling” that the NRA is encouraging the black community “to pick up guns again and start poppin’.”

Simmons went on to say, “With smokescreens and a barrage of bullets, the NRA is intentionally playing into the fears of a very few people. Very, very few.”

Simmons concludes his post saying,

Our community is not interested in a corporate sponsored gun group telling us what to do, when their real mission is to make more money for the corporations that line their dirty pockets with rolls of cash and silver bullets. We’re much smarter than that and certainly can see through their motives. Until they show a real interest in solving the violence problem in our community, they can keep their Yankee hat-wearing spokesman and their African-American “campaigns” for themselves. In the words of another internet star, “ain’t nobody got time for that.”

Describing himself as an “urban gun enthusiast,” Noir has been making Youtube videos talking about guns and the Second Amendment for some time, now, but at last the National Rifle Association has taken notice and is bringing Noir on NRA News.

Noir has attracted more than 7 million views on his Youtube channel, so his eventual association with the NRA seems a natural fit. The young man will be doing videos for the NRA as well as traveling the country to talk about the U.S. Constitution and gun rights issues.

Finally, note that as Simmons is incensed that the NRA hired a black man that might be construed as speaking for all black men, something Russell finds appalling, he himself pretends to be speaking for all black men. Hypocrite.

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Posted by on March 11, 2013.
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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com and BigJournalism.com, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, RightPundits.com, StoptheACLU.com, Human Events Magazine, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events.He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions, EMAIL Warner Todd Huston: igcolonel .at. hotmail.com"The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it." --Samuel Johnson

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  • Commander_Chico

    Prediction: this will be the tipping point in favor of gun control. White folks are scared of black men with guns.

    Remember that Reagan signed California’s tough gun laws after this on the steps of the State House in Sacramento:

    • http://www.wizbangblog.com David Robertson

      Which white folks are scared of black men with guns? Chico, if you are going to make such a wild claim, then back it up with supporting evidence. The image that you provided proves nothing.

    • herddog505

      Yes, because NOTHING is more convincing that having yet another black rap artist call people racists and evil for not agreeing with him when he parrots the democrat party line.

      Jebus…

      Maybe I’ll see about upgrading my NRA membership to “lifetime” level.

    • jim_m

      Get a clue chico. The only people who want to keep guns out of the hands of minorities is the left wing crowd that you run with. We aren’t talking about thugs with illegal guns, we are talking about law abiding citizens defending themselves against those thugs. Only you want to keep people from doing so. Only you seems to have a problem with blacks legally owning guns.

    • Vagabond661

      White folks with guns ain’t a-scared of anyone with guns. We buy guns to protect us against crooks with guns.

    • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

      Racist you very much indeed.

    • LiberalNightmare

      >>Prediction: this will be the tipping point in favor of gun control. White folks are scared of black men with guns.

      Strange then that the conservatives are the one fighting for gun rights for ALL citizens, while the liberals are trying to take them away. But then we’ve been saying that the left is full of racists for years.

      Nice to see that you agree.

    • Jwb10001

      So should we assume that the libertarian Chico would like the government to take guns away from law abiding citizens? Do you suppose that’s Gary Johnson’s position.

      • MartinLandauCalrissian

        It always cracks me up when Chico calls himself a libertarian. It’s so precious how he tries to pretend he isn’t an insane, left-winger.

        • Jwb10001

          Isn’t it amazing how a libertarian can want the government to take your guns and tell you how much soda you can buy? I don’t think libertarian means what Chico thinks it means, lol.

    • Constitution First

      Black men who don’t follow their Liberal masters voice seems more the issue here.

    • Constitution First

      Black men who don’t follow their Liberal masters voice seems more the issue here.

  • GarandFan

    “Music entrepreneur Simmons criticizes the NRA’s hiring of African
    American Noir and says it is “deeply troubling” that the NRA is
    encouraging the black community “to pick up guns again and start
    poppin’.””

    Figures, Simmons is always “poppin” off about the downside of rap and trey-eights and ‘bein’ Glocked’. /sarc

  • herddog505

    Wow. Libs certainly are consistent with their talking points, aren’t they?

    “corporate sponsored gun group”

    “intentionally playing into the fears of a very few people. Very, very few.”

    “pick up guns again and start poppin’”

    “show a real interest in solving the violence problem in our community”

    What have we got here?

    1. Corporations! BAAAAAADDDDD!!!!

    2. Race card
    3. Guns = magic token that causes people to start shooting each other

    4. Hey, YOU have to solve our problems. Heaven forbid that WE (including rich, successful black businessmen who otherwise consider themselves fully qualified and authorized to speak for “our” community) do anything about it

    Pathetic.

    • Conservachef

      1. Corporations! BAAAAAADDDDD!!!!

      Herd, it’s more than that. Calling the NRA a corporate sponsored whatever takes away the “for the people” idea. If this organization is just shilling for their corporate masters, then they aren’t really looking out for the common man, right? It’s easier to get people to turn against that organization, than one that is funded by millions of individual members.

      • LiberalNightmare

        Only the left is allowed to have corporate sponsorship of their “grassroots” movements.

      • herddog505

        Excellent point.

    • Constitution First

      The fact the Left fully expects all Blacks should slavishly march to the tune their masters are playing is certainly eye-opening.

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  • Gmacr1

    I suppose it’s never bothered Simmons that his company supported the misoginistic ramblings of black thugs and their ganster lifestyles that have done more to destroy this country than any other industry, besides the drug industry, which he also tangentally supports.

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