Al Sharpton Rips Gun Advocate

Al Sharpton Rips Gun Advocate Larry Ward On Slavery Reference (VIDEO)

Posted: 01/15/2013 8:57 am EST  |  Updated: 01/15/2013 10:18 am EST

Al Sharpton railed against gun advocate Larry Ward on his Monday MSNBC show for what he called “changing facts” about slavery and “distorting” the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Ward is chairman of a gun advocacy organization that’s hosting “Gun Appreciation Day” on MLK weekend. On CNN last week, Ward said that Dr. King would agree with him that “if African Americans had been given the right to keep and bear arms from day one of the country’s founding, perhaps slavery might not have been a chapter in our history.”

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