Black Silhouettes Matter

Gotta give the American Left credit for original thinking, when it comes to inventing new problems to get exercised over.  Now we have a call from an “artists’ collective” to remove black silhouette targets from gun ranges.  According to these geniuses, using “menacing” black silhouettes for target practice “correlates” with the death of young black men in America.  From Bizpacreview:

Just when you think you’ve heard it all . . . calls to eliminate ‘menacing’ black silhouette targets at gun ranges

February 19, 2017 |

Just when you think you’ve seen everything when it comes to racial hysteria…

A collective of artists are calling on the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors to end the use of black silhouette targets at gun ranges.

The No More Black Targets campaign claims there’s a “potential correlation” between the use of “menacing” black silhouettes and the deaths of young black men.

“Young black men are 3X more likely to be shot by trained shooters than their white peers,” the group states on its website. “A disturbing potential correlation: The most popular target for shooters to learn to use their firearm is a black silhouette. Unconscious bias can be deadly.”

Here’s an example of a suggested alternative… which may actually improve accuracy, because if you can hit that without being distracted, you’re pretty good.

The group has created a Change.org petition as part of an effort “to raise awareness of the danger of unconscious bias and how it may be perpetuating gun violence against young black males.”

The artists base their stance on a University of Illinois study that concluded shooters were more likely to fire at a black target.

“In our study we found two main things: First, people were quicker to shoot black targets with a gun, relative to white targets with a gun,” said University of Illinois researcher Yara Mekawi. “And … people were more trigger-happy when shooting black targets compared to shooting white targets.”

So there you have it… ensconced in stone, given how unbiased college campuses are today in America. Right?

Now that you’ve stopped laughing and have caught your breath, consider this inconvenient fact.  NINETY-THREE PERCENT of black homicide victims are killed by OTHER BLACKS.  Following the reasoning of the “artists’ collective”, that means you’d just about never see a white person practicing at a target range.  Sorry, but that is not the case.  According to a January 2016 article about NRA membership, 60% of their membership is white; the other 40% is “mostly Asian and Hispanic”.  A very small minority of the current membership is black.  Kinda shoots a few holes in the thinking of that artists’ collective.

Not convinced yet?  Still think there may be something to this theory?  Well, let’s consider it from a different angle.  How many criminals practice at gun ranges?  Most black-on-black crime occurs in America’s inner cities.  Those homicides are committed by gang-bangers, who get their practice by shooting at live black targets next door, not on ranges at black silhouettes.  (For the record, on my last trips to the pistol range, the folks shooting on either side of me most assuredly did not have on baggy pants, huge gold pendants, and Air Jordans, and their vocabulary included mostly words that were not obscene.)

This story would be laughable if it weren’t so damned pathetic.  Any asshat excuse will do to blame whitey for endemic violent crime in black American communities.  The Left’s minds are made up; don’t bother them with facts.

sources: http://www.bizpacreview.com/2017/02/19/just-think-youve-heard-calls-eliminate-menacing-black-silhouette-targets-gun-ranges-450397

http://www.ammoland.com/2016/01/the-demographics-of-the-nra/

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13 Responses to Black Silhouettes Matter

  1. Popular Front says:

    Not a bad idea, let’s change from black targets to rainbow coloured ones and listen to the queers start screaming. LOL

    ‘Artist’s collective’ eh? A noted authority on gun crime obviously. Well listen up sweeties, the next time some asshole comes at you with a gun maybe you can defend yourself with a cheap print of ‘American Gothic’ hmmm?

  2. Uriel says:

    Wonder just how many of these “artists” represent the color of skin and how many are white LSD trippers. The Blacks need to frankly tell Whites pushing their meme to sit down and shut up. Obviously these libtards don’t have anything in common with the Blacks and being “paid” to push the chaos. Rarely have I seen many Blacks only mostly Whites (and questionably Middle Eastern at that) in front of the cameras.

    • Uriel says:

      Maybe the Blacks are using them as shields because they think people won’t be as likely to hit them back – Quack, Quack.

    • Popular Front says:

      I’d recommend these ‘artists’ have conversations with those Californian folks on the other thread and see how much support they (don’t) get.

  3. GunnyG says:

    What a bunch of morons.

  4. Nuts! (Frankly, I prefer the white targets – I can see the holes)

    If liberals hate guns, why are they discussing the “appropriate color” of targets? Do they, perhaps, worry that they’re now in the cross-hairs??? After all those “peaceful” demonstrations, are they skeeert?

  5. Hardnox says:

    It is stunning how imbecilic the left is. These ideas must certainly be drug induced otherwise who would dream this stupid shit up? There’s never any shortage of them.

  6. vonMesser says:

    I agree with the see the holes in white targets. However, I might suggest that if they want me to shoot at something other than black (most common, and I don’t even have to pay for most of them) then they should supply me with targets of the desired colour (for free).

  7. J middle brook says:

    OK, let’s go with black background and pink silhouettes and see how that flies.

  8. I.R. Wayright says:

    Enough with practice. It’s time for live targets. If done right, you will hear no complaints.

  9. Gary Paul Johnston says:

    As a police officer for 28 years and firearms instructor I’ve shot them all plus an attacking German Shepherd target. A great variety of targets is best, but if a standard is desired camouflage which is what the test schools including Gunsite use. Once your gun is sighted in you don’t need to see the holes until you break and go down range where you should find some kind of group, which will tell you everything you need to know. Let the leftists babble and concentrate to folks that have a brain! GPJ1*