New York Daily News columnist Shaun King went on an unhinged rant against white gun owners Saturday, suggesting their ownership of firearms was "compensation for small penises & low sex drive."
King, who is considered to be one of the top leaders in the Black Lives Matters movement, went on his tirade after seeing a tweet from Red State editor Erick Erickson. In his tweet, Erickson announced he had fired several rounds of bullets into a controversial New York Times editorial demanding strict gun control.
"Speechless at this tweet," King wrote. "Conservative white men are scared of the New America that they shoot newspapers."
The Daily News columnist then suggested white males own guns because of low sexual self-esteem.
Several psychologists have stated that the white male obsession w/ holding/shooting guns is compensation for small pensises & low sex drive— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) December 5, 2015
Even more so, when white men hold big black guns and shoot power out of the tips of them, it gives them a racial-psychosexual high.— Shaun King (@ShaunKing)December 5, 2015
Guns are the ULTIMATE phallic symbol. No item in our society looks, and even functions more like a penis than a handgun.— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) December 5, 2015
Even gun language is pseudo sexual. Cock. Load. Shaft. Gun & Penis terms. Sounds crazy, but gun obsession in America goes deep.— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) December 5, 2015
I'm deeply concerned about what 2016 holds for our country/the world. A bad mix of racism, toxic masculinity, and faux Christianity/Islam.— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) December 5, 2015
King's tweets come after the Daily News published two controversial covers in the aftermath of the San Bernardino attack. One blamed Republican presidential hopefuls for offering prayers as the tragedy unfolded and another called an NRA executive a "terrorist."
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