King Kept Guns at Home for Self-Defense and Sought Right to Carry
Sunday, January 15, 2012
"The late Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. kept guns at home in Alabama for self-defense," gun law expert John M. Snyder recalled here on the eve of the national holiday named for the civil rights leader.
"At one time," Snyder continued, "King applied for a permit to carry a concealed handgun, but was denied. He was concerned for his personal safety, just as are a lot of law-abiding American citizens.
"This fact underscores the value of a public policy regarding constitutional carry. With constitutional carry, a law-abiding American citizen could exercise his or her constitutional right to carry a concealed firearm without government authorization."
Snyder is the Gun Dean, according to Human Events, a conservative newspaper.