Dana Loesch seemed to suggest that the NRA has contributed to the civil rights movement by helping arm African-Americans. see video (here) Historians would likely see this differently. "Despite [@NewYorker's @IAmRichBenjamin] attempt to make King's death a failure of gun control policies at the time, he finds no room to mention that King himself had sought to own a weapon. For his own self-defense. And he was denied."