Gun-Control Leader Says Increasing Gun Ownership Among Women, Minorities Is ‘Dangerous’

Colin Noir has been one of the most outspoken 2A-supporters in the African American community. (Photo: Screenshot, Colin Noir Youtube)

The executive director of a gun control group said on Twitter this week that the outreach programs aimed at increasing gun ownership among women and minorities is “incredibly dangerous.”

Igor Volsky, the co-founder and executive director of Guns Down America, decried efforts by gun makers to “[soften] their image to ‘put a better face in front of people’ & ‘ramp up its appeal to women, children and members of minority groups.’”

“That’s right,” Volsky continued. “Gun makers are increasingly advertising to WOMEN, CHILDREN & MINORITY COMMUNITIES. Firearm industry realizes that to survive into the future it must ‘broaden its reach beyond the aging white men who have been its core customers’—and so they’re now trying to sell their products to other demographics. This is incredibly dangerous.”

The post elicited hundreds of responses on Twitter, almost all of which criticize Volsky for his remarks. The gun rights activist has neither responded to the criticism nor retracted his statement.

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Volsky tweeted in response to a New York Times article highlighting how gun makers have supposedly tried to fight the “Trump Slump” by appealing to demographics beyond older, white men.

However, the pro-2A community has been reaching out to women and minority groups long before President Trump took office. In 2012, GunsAmerica published an open letter to these demographics in which we noted that women have been the fastest growing group of gun owners since the early 2000’s, and minorities have been a core base of the pro-2A movement for just as long.

In addition, the FBI reported in January that 2019 saw the most NICS background checks ever performed since the system began in 1998. There were three percent more background checks performed in 2019 than in 2016

Volsky’s organization, Guns Down America, targets the firearms industry rather than seeking legislative solutions. They claim to have been behind the efforts to force banks and businesses to cut ties with gun makers, including the decision by Fed-Ex to stop providing discounts to NRA members.

“For far too long gun manufacturers and the gun lobby have perverted the right of gun ownership into an entitlement devoid of responsibility, creating a society where guns are easier to buy than alcohol and, consequently, putting us all at risk,” they say on their website.

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About the author: Jordan Michaels has been reviewing firearm-related products for over four years and enjoying them for much longer. With family in Canada, he’s seen first hand how quickly the right to self-defense can be stripped from law-abiding citizens. He escaped that statist paradise at a young age, married a sixth-generation Texan, and currently lives in Waco. Follow him on Instagram @bornforgoodluck and email him at jordan@gunsamerica.com.

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  • Daniel February 7, 2021, 9:35 am

    Volsky just shows how blind he is to what the American people are seeing coming. People see that Government wants to de-fund the police and do away withe ability of a person to protect his property and family if needed. These gun haters like Volsk when things go south are the first to find a person to protect them. See one thing I learned years ago was that yes police are there to protect the people but at the same time they can’t be every where. Plus most if not all the time they are not there when you need them unless you are a Democrat that can afford to have fully time Armed protection. The police that are there to protect the people show up once the crime has been committed an you are injured or worse dead. So when these gun control people want to tell me that I will be safer if there were no guns that only tells me one thing. That is no guns for the everyday person but plenty of arm protection for me because I am important. So what I have to say to Volsky people one of these days will put you out of work and I hope that is sooner then later.

  • Andrew N. March 9, 2020, 2:24 pm

    Aging White males are STILL buying guns. I know that if you can answer the question “How many guns do you own?” without some deep thought, you don’t own enough guns. We like firearms for what they are, firearms. They serve too many purposes to list, but include self-defense, recreation, and collecting, just to name a few.

  • e February 28, 2020, 10:29 pm

    Spoken like a true demo dummy. The same party that has historically hated blacks, tried to reverse what Lincoln did after he died, and the party that represented president Johnson who said about 60 years ago “We’ll have those n!$$&*s voting democrat for the next 200 years.” Wonderful man he was. But they’ve more or less focused on a new demographic: the illegal and Spanish speaking groups south of the border. What more better demographic than one who’s used to living under a socialist style regime where only criminals and corrupt LE are ‘supposed’ to have the guns.

  • DEFENDER February 28, 2020, 7:38 pm

    Keep this one in mind.
    The Dems will often quote this one. Hillary did.

    50,000 Americans are killed by Gun Violence every year.

    What she does NOT say is that 70% of those are Suicides.

    Bad but not “Gun Violence” – per se.

    They don’t dare mention that what? 1 mil crimes are Prevented
    every yr by honest, legal gun owners.

    Deceptive Liers.

  • Michael J February 28, 2020, 7:06 pm

    A trained person with a firearm? No wonder liberals are always afraid. I thought there was no distinction when it comes to equal opportunity self-protection.

  • Sam February 28, 2020, 4:51 pm

    Well, alcohol might come under ‘The pursuit of happiness’, but that is in the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution. But gun ownership is so, hmm!

  • Rangemaster11B February 28, 2020, 12:59 pm

    It is incredibly dangerous, but only to the libtard agenda.

  • hippybiker February 28, 2020, 11:36 am

    Jim Crow is alive and rearing his ugly head! Most good, American people of all races and creeds never learned that the first gun control laws in America were enacted to keep newly freed people form owning arms to protect themselves!
    As for children and arms. I think it was none other than George Washington who said “Young people should be taught the use of arms at an early age! I agree!

  • deanbob February 28, 2020, 10:20 am

    You can lead a leftist to the facts, but you can’t make them understand or accept them.

  • William Kotila February 28, 2020, 9:38 am

    This will tell you how long ago I went to college – way back when post secondary education wasn’t a liberal stronghold, with the main purpose of indoctrinating students.

    A history professor, Dr. Stephan Gazi, a Croatian who had escaped World War Two Europe ahead of Nazi death squads, had this to say about left wing liberals who pushed gun control:

    “The goal of those who wish to disarm American citizens ties in directly with the liberalizing of the court system. They wish more crime and violence and a population without the means to defend itself. Thus, people will become so desperate for the safety of themselves and their families, that they will acquiesce to more and more repressive laws and less and less personal freedom, in hopes of obtaining that safety. The left’s goal, couched in terms they believe people will accept – fair treatment of criminals and less gun violence – actually has nothing to do with either. Their goal is totalitarian control.”

    Dr. Gazi passed away many years ago. The logic of what he said is alive, and truer today than in 1971, when he said it.

    • Paul R Labrador February 28, 2020, 11:09 am

      What the professor was saying in not so many words is that liberal ideology is based on creating and maintaining a victim class. Convince people that they are victims, take away their belief that they have self agency and the means to take care of themselves. Once someone classifies himself as a victim, the liberals will then swoop in to “save” them.

  • Robert J. Lucas February 28, 2020, 9:38 am

    Let us not forget the first two amendments of the Constitution of The United States of America.
    Amendment One:
    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
    Amendment Two:
    A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
    Anti-constitutionalist’s sense of morality is situational, based on incident and emotion, instead of rooted in God’s word and law.
    Anti-constitutionalist’s stand for nothing. The situation determines their support for an issue and their emotions rule, not reason and rationality.
    Moreover, they recognize the contradiction, but still cling to their situational justice. Situational justice is the tool of dictators, tyrants, despots, and unjust, unrighteous monarchs. It has no place in a free constitutional republic. In which the United States of America is……………….
    The Globalist, Government controlled media grasping for straws to sensationalize unimportant issues, proves to me just another diversion of what is really going on in this nation.
    Stop demonizing the children of this nation, along with making every Anti-Constitutionalist individual/organization victim!

    • JD February 28, 2020, 7:30 pm

      I’ve read all of these comments and statements. Citizens, listen, all of these critics of firearm distributions, they don’t matter if it’s: “Who, What Where, Why or how many they are”. It’s not important. What is important, is that America was created/established (just as the “Promised Lands” were promised to Moses and his people) as a “Republic” and the wisdom of our forefathers set these wisdoms as a “RIGHT”, Just as God gave us all the RIGHT to live by our “Free Will”.

      In the Constitution of the USA and what ever a Republic means to you all as individuals. The Constitution is the Superior Law of our Land that makes America a “Republic”. Anyone who wants a life of Socialism, Communism or any other kind of ISM, are free, absolutely free, to pack up and move to a country that suits your personal needs and those countries will welcome you, but as for we Americans of this “Free Republic”, we want the USA in tact, with its “Superior Laws of The Land”, The Constitution of The United States of America and to The Republic for which it stands.

      Under no curtain or uncertain cause(s) or reason(s), will haters of our Constitution take control over this “Republic; US of America”. Remember, that’s exactly why the Amendments exist.

      American Citizens this is very simple, let us all use that “Superior Law of Our Land”, The US Constitution and The Amendments of Rights, to defend the laws and its Citizens.

      Simplicity is not complicated, the Second Amendment tells you who the adversary is. This Country could have been a Monarchy, or a Socialist or Communist Country before 1776. The only single most important reason that this Country is a Republic with Freedom for its Citizens is because of; The Second Amendment Rights.

    • JD February 28, 2020, 7:53 pm

      Additionally, to my first comment:
      I’m not against anyone with a different view point or general thought. Remember, this is America, you have your “Rights” also and that’s why you reside here. Simply don’t come into my house where everything has been painfully structured and established, then tell me, that you don’t like the color of paint that I have painted, in my house. I will politely ask you to please leave and go back to your own home and paint your home any color that you wish.

      As for the super rich that come to this country, remember not everyone can be bought for .50 cents, as some are accustomed.

      The United States of America, might be for sale by some of the “Greed Mongers”, who have nestled into this country to use the OLD SYSTEM; “Divide and Conquer”, but as for the American Citizens whom supports this Country, The United States of America, is NOT FOR SALE.

  • Ron February 28, 2020, 9:21 am

    This is a typical Democrat strategy that has been employed to suppress minority right for 200 years. It is the same tactic that was used by the Democrats after emancipation to deny Black People the right to assemble, the right to vote, the right to express their opinion, and the right to arm and defend themselves. The Democrats have treated minorities as subjects, not citizens for far too long. Democrat social programs have essentially kept African Americans in a state of perpetual bondage by creating a cycle of dependency on government programs, while at the same time trying to convince them that they are not capable of making their own decisions.

  • shrugger February 28, 2020, 9:14 am

    Looks like we found another blue checked bigot to add to the list.

    • m. radant February 29, 2020, 8:14 pm

      Looks like we found another single digit, red checkered retard to run his mouth about something he doens’t know about!

  • Chien Rouge February 28, 2020, 9:11 am

    To prohibit citizens from protecting themselves and their families is to deny them the God given right to life. It is tyranny.

  • Terry Constance February 28, 2020, 8:46 am

    Igor Volsky, indicates by his tweet to be a sexist/racist and wannabe communist.
    Don’t preach your mis-interpreted understanding of American Constitutional rights.

    • Zupglick February 28, 2020, 5:15 pm

      Makes me wonder how big his paycheck is from Vladimir.

  • SD February 28, 2020, 8:17 am

    Easier to buy a gun than alcohol? I can’t remember the last time I had to go through a background check to buy alcohol. Don’t even have to show an ID at my age.

  • Larry C February 28, 2020, 8:08 am

    It is incredible dangerous to arm women — the danger is to potential rapists and home invaders. As it should be!

  • Huapakechi February 28, 2020, 8:01 am

    Gun dealers are advertising to WOMEN, CHILDREN & MINORITY COMMUNITIES? In the first place, children are prohibited by law from buying guns. Of course that does not prohibit parents buying a gun for them, but training and supervision are understood. Women and “minorities”, unless convicted of a felony or domestic violence have every legal right to own a handgun, shotgun, or rifle as they might choose. Evidence abounds that the prohibition of gun ownership only inconveniences the law abiding citizen, not the criminals who prey on them.
    What is to fear, unless those who decry the right to keep and bear arms fear an armed reaction to their plans to further encroach on the rights enumerated in the Bill of Rights?

  • Michael February 28, 2020, 7:38 am

    Russian + Gun Control = Democratic Collusion. (Hillary et al) And all this time we were being lied to (again) and told it was all about Trump. Hmmm. What else. Wake Up! The Enemy is in the Camp!

  • Roderick Gilbert February 28, 2020, 7:33 am

    I recall the NRA being very supportive of disarming minorities when Reagan did it in California…all they were doing was protecting themselves from domestic terrorists…this guy can kick rocks too…

  • joefoam February 28, 2020, 7:27 am

    Yeah, that makes perfect sense, disarm the people most likely to need to defend themselves. What a moron.

  • Dr Motown February 28, 2020, 7:22 am

    Igor Volsky sounds like he’s from a country that’s quite comfortable with big gubbmint control of his life…

    • AK February 28, 2020, 3:45 pm

      He is. Look him up…..

  • Kb31416 February 28, 2020, 6:17 am

    I seem to recall that minorities, particularly black people, have been interested in 2A rights since the mid 1860s, and that efforts to restrict them were primarily from the KKK.
    Things have not changed much.

  • GEP February 28, 2020, 5:43 am

    Igor, as most liberals is either ill informed or just plain stupid. I suspect the latter. He’s simply a pawn much like Michael Moore, the left can use to do their bidding. They can get these fools to promote their idiocy knowing they won’t print fact. They also no their followers will believe every word, without investigating, no questions asked.

    • Justin February 28, 2020, 8:09 am

      Yes, it sounds like Igor Volsky is a true communist pawn, and his front organization is almost certainly paid for by Bloomberg and/or Soros, just like all of the other anti gun front groups.

  • ECPoole February 28, 2020, 5:20 am

    The black man will never give up his gun rights again. We still remember what happened the last time we did

  • WEDGE February 27, 2020, 9:09 pm

    OF COURSE IT’S DANGEROUS!!!!!

    It’ll END THEIR BID TO CONTROL YOU BY DISARMING YOU!!

    When We, the People are united by self defense and the Constitution’s codification of God’s natural Big-R rights, the gun grabbers shit themselves in defeat!

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