August 21, 2014 8:30 am -

Open Carry advocates marched down the streets of Dallas, Texas but this protest was different. This march included members from the Huey P. Gun Club which was named after the founder of the original Black Panther Party. The group which included members of the New Black Panther Party, promoted self-defense and community policing in response to recent police shootings.


[su_center_ad]”Open Carry Texas all the time gets a pass,” organizer Charles Goodson said. “We hope that the same applies to us, and there is no contradiction from the Dallas power structure.”

The group consisted of about 30 men and women who walked along the street near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X boulevards, according to WFAA.

Before beginning the protest with rifles strapped across their backs,  the group chanted, “Black power!”

“He was kind of scared,” a woman who was leaving a nearby restaurant with her son said. “We didn’t know what was going on.”

The group wasn’t just advocating gun rights, but they also wanted to draw attention to police brutality.

“A lot of people today are talking about Mike Brown. Mike Brown is not an isolated incident. We have many ‘Mike Browns’ in the City of Dallas. Clint Allen was a Mike Brown. Tobias Mackey was a Mike Brown. Bobby Walker was a Mike Brown,” Goodson said.

While inside the South Dallas cafe, demonstrators took a break, resting their guns on the dining tables.

“We have to speak up for the people, because the people haven’t had a voice in a long, long, time,” one man who identified himself only as “Joe” said. “So they are doing what they have to do.”

The Huey P. Newton Gun Club said its goals include an immediate end to “police brutality, harassment, and murder of the people, and asserting the right of the people to bear arms and protect themselves.

“We think that all black people have the right to self-defense and self-determination,” Huey Freeman, another march organizer said. “We believe that we can police ourselves and bring security to our own communities.”

According to Dallas News, Freeman said Wednesday’s marchers planned to patronize several South Dallas businesses to keep their money in the community and teach their neighbors about their “right to self-defense.”

“We need to arm ourselves, not to attack anybody, but in self-defense,” Darrin X, a representative of the New Black Panther Party said.. “We can’t let people just come into our community, whether they are law enforcement or not, and just gun our people down and there is no accountability.”

Dallas police officers appeared to follow the demonstrators in unmarked police cars. A spokeswoman for the police department said that it’s standard protocol.

It was only a matter of time before Open Carry caught on to the rest of the gun nuts.

Watch courtesy of WFAA:

H/T: My BFF @ComgenKDT with thanks.

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D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

96 responses to Black Open Carry Advocates Marched In Dallas

  1. MIAtheistGal August 21st, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Just what we need, more ammosexuals.

    • Tommy6860 August 21st, 2014 at 8:59 am

      I agree with you on this, but the interesting effect will be; what will the tea partier ammosexuals say about black people having the same rights?

      • Yenta August 21st, 2014 at 9:09 am

        I can’t wait to see what they say. But let me guess…”Thugs with guns”?

        • William August 21st, 2014 at 10:10 am


          • granpa.usthai August 21st, 2014 at 1:25 pm

            Personally, I like the appearance of the ARMED unregulated BLACK militias more so than the ragtagged US out of date Nazi cowboy look of the Armed unregulated WHITE militias such as was assembled by the ‘lawless abiding’ ones in Nevada. The ARMED unregulated BLACK militias look so much more AMERICAN from the get go, and you know how important first appearances are!

      • MIAtheistGal August 21st, 2014 at 9:25 am

        I dare say it’ll be a little different than prior statements. Or crickets.

      • R.J. Carter August 21st, 2014 at 9:40 am

        We’re for it.

        • Anomaly 100 August 21st, 2014 at 10:45 am

          You’re not exactly the typical tea partier. You can spell.

          • tiredoftea August 21st, 2014 at 12:46 pm

            And, rarely uses caps lock!

          • Anomaly 100 August 21st, 2014 at 1:12 pm

            IKR? He just doesn’t fit the mold.

          • tiredoftea August 21st, 2014 at 2:37 pm

            Yes. it cracked with him.

      • gil reyes August 21st, 2014 at 10:40 am

        This is the start of something that will surely get out of hand.. The white gun clubs are not going to take this very well at all. Mark my words.. Black gun groups will start being scrutinized severely. I see police checking all registrations of the Open Carry weapons of the Black groups. Even though they have their love of guns in common, there will never be a coming together. Because, I believe the white gun clubs purpose was to intimidate black citizens. Not their SOLE purpose. But a big drive in their “Open Carry” bullshit.. They will not take this well at all. Blacks Open Carrying in their Neighborhood. A BIG confrontation is in the near future..

        • granpa.usthai August 21st, 2014 at 12:03 pm

          come what may, they are doing the RIGHT THING!

          and, like in Nevada, they need a ‘worthy’ cause to harness excessive force of Law Enforcement.

        • granpa.usthai August 21st, 2014 at 2:34 pm

          while the ARMED unregulated WHITE militia in Nevada did appear to be scrungie, nasty filthy little buggers, their method of containing ‘over reaching’ law enforcement was not only the safest way, but actually worked out in their favor. Surely a Citizens Right to Privacy should have as much protection as some freeloading rancher’s trespassing cows? I think so, some Asian nations that support ‘HUMAN RIGHTS’ instead of using the words to condemn other nations with think so, and I hope the ARMED members of the unregulated BLACK militias think so.

        • Candide Thirtythree August 22nd, 2014 at 5:24 am

          They did not open carry in black neighborhoods, they did it in liberal neighborhoods and that was their real target, to scare the daylights out of civilized white people, as apposed to uncivilized white trash who would have not even noticed they were there.

      • granpa.usthai August 21st, 2014 at 12:52 pm

        if they’re smart – sometimes hypothetical is the only way to convey thoughts – they’ll try to provide them with an assortment of armaments such as the ‘lawless abiding’ had in Nevada. Otherwise, they could wind up with a mixture of homemade with some foreign components really nasty self defense ones. The pressure denoted ones can sometimes be deactivated if done so with the precision of a well seasoned expert, but how do you deactivate a pressure release one?

    • Candide Thirtythree August 22nd, 2014 at 5:21 am

      What we need now is a Yuppy gun group with color coordinated Izod shirts and matching khakis to REALLY scare the bejebus out of the gun nuts.

  2. John Tarter August 21st, 2014 at 8:48 am

    I support their right to bear arms, just like any other law abiding citizen of this great land. Plus I like the one mans red beret and shirt against the black vest, but just one question, did he color co-ordinate with red socks?

    • Anomaly 100 August 21st, 2014 at 9:13 am


    • granpa.usthai August 21st, 2014 at 12:41 pm

      I salute them on their choice of Headgear. The US Military style headgear looks so much better than the old Nazi Afrika Korps Kowboy Kaps some of the ‘lawless abiding’ wore in Nevada, and it looks so much more AMERICAN.

    • granpa.usthai August 21st, 2014 at 1:16 pm

      The red and black color coordination reminds me of a childhood saying for safety that many of us purt near white southern children would recite when playing out in the woods:


      black on yeller, he’s a good ole feller…
      black on red, watch out you’re dead.
      weren’t near as good at coloring as the well to do pure WHITE children,
      what with them even coloring daily terrorist alerts and all,
      so I’m not exactly sure the saying is quoted correctly or not.

      • Candide Thirtythree August 22nd, 2014 at 5:19 am

        It was the rhyme to tell the difference between venomous Coral snakes and some other kind of snake as I recall.

  3. NW10 August 21st, 2014 at 9:04 am

    The group wasn’t just advocating gun rights, but they also wanted to draw attention to police brutality.

    Which is a clear distinction between this group and the Open Carry gun loons. This group has an actual worthy cause, whereas the Open Carry gun loons just want to intimidate by showing off their manhood.

    • R.J. Carter August 21st, 2014 at 9:39 am

      By that token, if the Open Carry groups were also passing out voter registration cards to draw attention to low voter turnouts, they’d then be justified in their actions.

      • Candide Thirtythree August 22nd, 2014 at 5:14 am

        NOT gonna happen because the Open Carry loons ONLY march in liberal neighborhoods to spread fear, no way they want that audience to vote more.

    • AQ August 21st, 2014 at 9:28 pm

      Objection! Statement assumes object not in evidence!

  4. NW10 August 21st, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Sean King made an excellent point on Twitter about the NRA and Ferguson:

    Have you noticed that what is happening to citizens in Ferguson is the EXACT NRA NIGHTMARE they've predicted, but they are TOTALLY SILENT?— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) August 20, 2014

    • granpa.usthai August 21st, 2014 at 12:24 pm

      while some say ‘poetic justice’ (living by the words coming from your own mouth) is the best, most times it never happens. This post is one of the few times the human species gets to see it in action. May they be blessed with many years of ‘armed friendship’ with those Asian Nations that care about actual Human Rights instead of using the words to condemn others with.

  5. R.J. Carter August 21st, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Wasn’t OCDTC trying this very thing just a month ago? Looks like they found their audience.

  6. Abby Normal August 21st, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Angry white guys with guns. Angry black guys with guns. Isn’t America lovely this time of year!

    • Pistol-Packing August 21st, 2014 at 10:03 am

      Why YES it is…. =)

    • greenfloyd August 22nd, 2014 at 5:25 am

      “Monday, Monday, can’t trust that day…”

  7. granpa.usthai August 21st, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    I think I know of a better reassignment post for Officer ‘GO FUCK YOURSELF’ …
    with all the ‘armed thugs’ in Dallas, I’m sure they could use the extra help? Let’s see now, how does that ‘standard’ crowd control of ‘fucking animals’ go – ” I’ll fucking kill you”?
    yep! –
    consider it a stress relief program.

  8. JohnJ August 21st, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    What’s wrong with me that these guys don’t scare me nearly as much as the white ammosexuals?

    And I’m an older white guy.

    • tiredoftea August 21st, 2014 at 12:48 pm

      Possibly because there was a valid purpose to it?

    • mea_mark August 21st, 2014 at 1:10 pm

      In the picture at least, they look organized and well regulated. When you see pictures of OCT they look unorganized and unregulated.

      • tiredoftea August 21st, 2014 at 2:39 pm

        Unkempt, overweight, pasty white and looking for an excuse to shoot.

    • granpa.usthai August 21st, 2014 at 2:02 pm

      I’m of the opinion it’s the manner of dress, JohnJ; ARMED unregulated BLACK militias dress much more AMERICAN than the ARMED unregulated WHITE militias. Not only do they appear to be cleaner, but there’s more of a complimenting uniformity. Nothing at all like the mixed matched US/Nazi/Cowboy unclean dirty scumbag look of the ARMED unregulated ‘lawless abiding’ WHITE militias first national appearance in Nevada.

      First appearances can leave a long lasting impression.

      • granpa.usthai August 21st, 2014 at 2:10 pm

        also, the ARMED unregulated BLACK militias don’t play the circular hide your hands then spring out from the crowd like you’re holding a firearm pointed at a Law Enforcement game like the ARMED unregulated WHITE militias did in Nevada. Very, childish, very immature and could possibly someday cause a real accident. Pretty much the same actions of Officer ‘GO FUCK YOURSELF’ (in) Ferguson, Missouri, only in reverse.

      • Tony January 20th, 2015 at 12:54 am

        Racist much?????????????

    • Candide Thirtythree August 22nd, 2014 at 5:10 am

      Because they got a permit and an escort to do their march in their own neighborhood and the white trash brigade never does, they just pop up on unsuspecting people in Starbuck’s or little league games … NEVER in their own neighborhoods… they go looking for places that they think ‘Libruls’ will be to purposely taunt people.

      • Tony January 20th, 2015 at 12:54 am

        Wow! You vomit the most vile garbage I have ever heard. You must be a blast at a party!

        • Candide Thirtythree January 21st, 2015 at 12:19 am

          I haven’t vomited you up yet so I have a long way to go!

  9. tiredoftea August 21st, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Gee, OCT gets what they want, an open display of rifles in a black neighborhood, but doesn’t show up to the party? Where they all at the Rangers game for OCT Day?

    • granpa.usthai August 21st, 2014 at 1:53 pm

      a no show to their own planned party?

      what happened?

      did they have a power blackout in Texas or what?

      • Candide Thirtythree August 22nd, 2014 at 5:05 am

        I hear that blackouts are pretty routine in TX, state so poor they have had to let their streets return to dirt roads and can’t keep the lights on but they are always up for giving the rich another tax break. I guess as long as rich neighborhoods are not effected, it’s all good. I guess they could always just hire OCT to police their gated communities…. that is what it is like in Mexico, a handful of rich families own all the wealth and they hire armed goons to patrol their compounds while the masses starve.

  10. Suzanne McFly August 21st, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Finally, I have been soooo looking forward to this happening, I am willing to be this will be the beginning of the end for OCT.

    • granpa.usthai August 21st, 2014 at 1:36 pm

      not if the Texas elite take their crayons to the legislature.

    • AQ August 21st, 2014 at 9:26 pm

      Nah, OCT will just put out some statement loaded with racist dogwhistles, and then they’ll find a black neighbourhood to march through, hoping that they’ll meet some resistance and thus have an excuse to “legally” gun down some black people.

      • Suzanne McFly August 21st, 2014 at 10:22 pm

        Weren’t they already set to march in a predominately black neighborhood but backed out when they realized black people are allowed to buy guns as well?

        • Talentino Max August 29th, 2014 at 7:49 pm

          Are you two insane? lol…. you’re just using vast generalizations and stereotypes to justify your inane perspective…. OCT fully supports this. As an NRA, RMEF, and CAlguns member I as well fully support it. ALL people have the right to protect themselves. the minority racist white male may find this displeasing, the rest of us celebrate it.

  11. Denise August 21st, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    What took ’em so long?

    • granpa.usthai August 21st, 2014 at 1:49 pm

      probably the negotiating with suppliers of foreign made armaments. Not only are there racial hurdles, but you’ve also got language, currency exchange rates between suppliers and the nations providing Military Aide, global agreements, all kind of delays in initial start up, but once the system catches steam, it expands rapidly. Kind of like baking a cake. Until you put all the ingredients together, mix them up and take the time to bake you won’t have any to eat.

    • shirleythomas August 21st, 2014 at 2:50 pm

      hear hear, i tell young black folks all the time stop wasting your bullets on each other cuz there will come a day when the well regulated militia otherwise know as the police will revert back to the tactic of the yore

  12. ContessaSharra August 21st, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    “He was kind of scared,” a woman who was leaving a nearby restaurant with her son said. “We didn’t know what was going on.”

    Who and WHAT is she, this woman?

    • voice_reason August 21st, 2014 at 3:25 pm

      didn’t expect to see so many armed black folks. They seem to forget that we sent a whole lot of minorities to war the last few decades, and some are probably still pissed, some have PTSD’s and it may not be pretty

  13. voice_reason August 21st, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    Thank you NRA, hope you’re very happy with yourselves. Now you’re scaring white people!

    • mea_mark August 21st, 2014 at 3:39 pm

      That sells more guns. I am sure they are quite pleased. It is conflict, discord and fear that sells more guns and drives profits up.

    • jonathan August 22nd, 2014 at 4:37 am

      Why would white people be scared? There is nothing to fear.

    • Candide Thirtythree August 22nd, 2014 at 4:59 am


    • BlackNAmerica2 August 22nd, 2014 at 2:19 pm

      No need to be scared.If you scared of Black people exercising their 2nd
      Amendment gun rights as white people do in the Target stores consider
      moving to the UK where you have to beg the Government for a FAC to own
      an Air rifle..And I’m not much for begging.We here in America are free people…Remember that!

      • Eddie273273 November 28th, 2014 at 4:04 pm

        “We here in America are free people…Remember that!”
        By far the funniest thing I’ve read today .

        Where is it you live ?

        Not in the US I’ll bet .

  14. trees August 21st, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Law abiding, that’s our term for today. I don’t have a problem with law abiding people carrying firearms. I really don’t. An old family friend once said, “when people start acting stupid I just display my gun, calms everybody right down”.

    Question of the day, “what do armed lawbreakers fear most?”

    Answer = “law abiding armed citizens, and other armed lawbreakers”

    • Um Cara August 22nd, 2014 at 3:11 pm

      Question of the day, “what do armed lawbreakers fear most?”

      Answer = “law abiding armed citizens, and other armed lawbreakers”

      And spiders.

      What’s up, Trees? Been a while. Hope you are well.

  15. fancypants August 21st, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Here’s to you.. Open and carry rwnj’s Enjoy the standoff !

  16. ribbie149 August 21st, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    Karma, rednecks. This is what you wanted….isn’t it?

    • Talentino Max August 29th, 2014 at 7:40 pm

      yes it is.

  17. crc3 August 21st, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Revolution is just around the corner and it won’t be pretty…

    • fahvel August 22nd, 2014 at 2:37 am

      revolution is never pretty but too often it is the only way to affect change – voting tends to keep the old guard in place with its prehistoric or global economy for the rich programs. Anarchy and revolution are the modes of removing and hopefully replacing the dead dead wood that, so far, seems to fill its own voids.

  18. greenfloyd August 22nd, 2014 at 2:14 am

    I don’t know… I always get nervous when any group decides to take the law into their own hands. Although I can see an opportunity here to keep pressure on the political establishment to improve police community relations. Perhaps the city should attempt to partner with this group, form a combined Cop and Neighborhood Watch type program (replacing the guns with walkie-talkies) which is a part of the Community Policing Model.
    However bad the racial relations between black communities and police, they can be improved in non-violent, democratic ways. We already have way too much street justice, what we need is more political empowerment so America can actually deal with longstanding social and economic injustices that remain prisoner to a moribund duopoly in gridlock.

  19. Candide Thirtythree August 22nd, 2014 at 4:58 am

    Good for them, if they are going to let those Open Carry Texas racist assholes strut around unaccompanied all over the place then other groups should do it too to show them that they are not the only assholes with guns… because that IS what they think, they are always trolling liberal websites saying stuff like, You libruls ain’t got no guns so we will win…. I beg to differ, personally my very liberal family is full of ex-military and law enforcement and we have Steel gun safes bolted to the wall full of guns but no one EVER just takes them out and plays with them because there are no assholes in my family.

    • damickman August 22nd, 2014 at 5:22 am

      Your a very special kind of stupid, no? Public education failed you miserably.

      • donschneider August 22nd, 2014 at 9:32 am

        a little frightened are you damickman racist boy ?

        • damickman August 22nd, 2014 at 12:22 pm

          Ahhhh, the last bastion to any conversation to call another racist.
          Even when you have no idea as to the color of my skin or the content of my heart.
          Afraid? I don’t believe in displaying online bravado. It serves no purpose other than stooping to your level. Which in terms of IQ is likely 90ish.

          • Bil Wood August 23rd, 2014 at 3:36 am

            Online Bravado?? Like this>>>
            “If that’s what he truly believes, then come to Dallas to experience it first hand… What a fn POS….”
            or this?
            “Ummm, Paul Kinney? So by your own words you don’t know what the F happened do you? Here’s a lil piece of advice, stfu until you do…”

            Thanks for making it easy to point out what a Hypocrite you are… take your own advice and STFU.

          • damickman August 23rd, 2014 at 7:55 am

            Scooter? No bravado, fact.
            Now care to address racism comments or is that beyond.
            Now politely go back to your subsidized existence and GFY :>)
            Please don’t reply I have plenty of enemies…
            Nice pic btw.. Very, shall we say, telling?

          • Bil Wood August 23rd, 2014 at 4:09 pm

            Nice Ad Hominem response and the perfect way to show you are losing the argument…. Nice Bravado too… Now continue on with your life.
            About the picture at least mine is a picture of myself with my real name.
            You are just another cartoon keyboard warrior… Nothing more nothing less.
            But by all means keep squawking on… You are the best weapon against your type.

          • damickman August 23rd, 2014 at 4:24 pm

            Care to find out.. I travel.

          • R.J. Carter August 23rd, 2014 at 4:37 pm

            Continue to threaten users and you’re next stop will be Banland.

          • damickman August 23rd, 2014 at 4:41 pm

            Ban me… PLEASE!!!!

          • R.J. Carter August 23rd, 2014 at 4:47 pm


          • Carla Akins August 23rd, 2014 at 4:49 pm

            And again for good measure. I’m just not as quick on the keyboard as you.

          • mea_mark August 23rd, 2014 at 5:14 pm

            Is this idiot hour for trolls or something? I just banned one also.

          • Anomaly 100 August 23rd, 2014 at 5:51 pm


          • damickman August 23rd, 2014 at 4:42 pm

            Bil Wood
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  20. jsutton August 24th, 2014 at 10:55 am

    Gotta say they have every right and hope all the white Open Carry members support them enthusiastically. But too bad it’s come to this. Looks like a potential shooting war to me.

  21. Paul Shalikashvili August 27th, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Good. I hope Blacks in America influence their favorite Democratic party to stop this criminal gun control agenda. Blacks need to be armed more than other groups.

    • Brandon Bowers August 29th, 2014 at 4:34 pm

      No. They need to be armed as well as the other groups. No more, no less.

  22. Jeffrey Coley August 29th, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Why does everybody assume that OCT is upset about this? They’re probably tickled pink.

    I know I am, watching all the anti-gun haters try and spin this as a bad development.

    • Bryan August 29th, 2014 at 5:18 pm

      OCT supports all legal open carry, according to their members.

    • cattnipp January 17th, 2015 at 2:12 pm

      actually they are not thrilled—– they were met on their much publicized march through the 5th ward and told to keep out….. that the black neighborhood did not desire to be TAUGHT about gun rights and ‘stand your ground’ by a bunch of racists who had already said they were AFRAID they would be harmed so they brought extra guns—– when it was made clear they were matched gun-for-gun the OC white boys turned tail……

      • Tony January 20th, 2015 at 12:45 am

        Wow! Cattnipp you are the king of spin and ignorance! The mixed race group OCT is happy to see the people of Texas exercise their god given right to carry. As far as the race baiters in the 5th ward, no one was scared and ‘turned tail’, OCT members left because they were told the walk would be in bad taste because of the shooting in Ferguson Mo. Out of respect, the walk was held at a later date. Haters got to hate.

        • Candide Thirtythree January 21st, 2015 at 12:20 am

          How have you not been banned yet?

  23. Bryan August 29th, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    The 2nd Amendment doesn’t say “the right of the WHITE people to keep and bear arms”. Racists can try to spin this all day, but I think this is awesome.

  24. Talentino Max August 29th, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Good for them, as a white male and avid 2nd amendment supporter, I applaud their actions. No doubt wonder bread wussy bitch liberals are gonna try to spin this as some racial bullshit between white gun owners and black ones. Sorry not falling for it.

  25. Rosie Goldfarb August 30th, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Talentino, on the contrary. Liberals love this. It’s the tea partiers and old school redneck NRA nuts who are going to get super uncomfortable super fast. I say what’s good enough for the redneck NRA nuts is good for the disenfranchised black man.