Antonia Okafor blasts the Women's March as a guise for the regressive left. It's not about empowering women, she states, but enforcing a liberal agenda. Women's March organizers claim they're all for a woman's right to choose—until the choice includes a woman's right to self-defense with a firearm. No, says Okafor, true empowered women like me are not buying it any longer.
I was there. I was there on the streets of Washington, D.C. watching thousands of women protest President Trump's inauguration in the name of "women's rights" and "progress." And if I were a fool, I would have believed that. But I'm not. The Women's March was clearly an anti-Trump, anti-gun propaganda machine.
Let's talk about the women of the Women's March movement—Tamika Mallory, Carmen Perez and Linda Sarsour. In addition to calling for jihad against President Trump and his administration, Linda Sarsour has openly praised Sharia law. If she had it her way, it would be the law of the United States.
She praises a law that openly and proudly treats women worse than men. And yet the "fake feminists" more interested in advancing their progressive agenda than actually advancing the rights of all women, here and abroad, continue to praise her as being a rising star of the modern-day women's movement.
Let me be clear, leaders of the Women's March, you do not, have not and will not ever speak for me.
The very reason I'm a Second Amendment activist is because I believe in a woman's right to self-defense, the right to preserve a woman's independence. What better way to encourage that independence than making sure women have control over their own safety?
What about the thousands of young women on college campuses everywhere? The ones that you have legislated into a perpetual state of victimization by keeping universities in this country gun-free zones and, thereby, defense-free zones? The women who you don't think are capable or deserving of self-protection against the sexual assault that you love to bring attention to.
Former college students and sexual assault survivors Kimberly Corban and Amanda Collins were exactly the way the leaders of the Women's March wanted them when they were confronted by violent predators: unarmed and defenseless.
Thank God they survived, and thank God their Second Amendment rights did, too. Because they will never be defenseless again.
What about the 200,000 women who use a firearm to protect themselves from criminals ever year?
Finally, and you knew this one was coming, let’s talk about the black community. Your demands against the NRA, and let's just be frank here, your demands against the entire Second Amendment community, are simply this: A political opportunity to have more gun control pushed by your bought-and-paid-for politicians.
And that's not even the worst of it. Your call against the NRA is a calculated, political effort to tear this country apart. It encourages more racial division instead of racial reconciliation.
Why is it that every time I turn on the TV, I continue to see a world in 2017 that looks more like the racially divided days of the '50s and '60s?
Let's be clear here, you guys did that. The truth is, and you heard it from me first, it's your rhetoric, your hostility and your lies that have continued to keep the black community down, unarmed and defenseless—but for your sake, continuing to vote your way.
You hide the fact that gun-control laws were designed to keep men and women like me from self-protection from the real racists on the streets. You know, like the KKK, who began as, you guessed it, a gun-control group.
It's funny, because your letter to the NRA claims to be on behalf of the minority community. Your letter claims to speak to women like me.
Know what's even funnier though? That you claim to be protesting the NRA on behalf of women and black people when it is black women who are becoming gun owners faster than anyone else.
Give it up. Your movement is just a guise for the radical, progressive— or rather, regressive—left. It's not about empowering women. It's about enforcing an aggressive and radical left agenda. Because pro-gun women can look for empowerment elsewhere.
And as a former leftist, I can personally attest that more of us are realizing the full extent of your lies and manipulation every day. I'm not buying it. No, empowered women like me are not buying it any longer.
And let me repeat what my friend Dana Loesch said: "The only way we save our country, and our freedom, is to fight this violence of lies with the clenched fist of truth."
That statement and that video that you demand the NRA take down immediately, what about it exactly are you condemning? Perhaps you should be condemning the violent left—those who don't represent me or my values.