On CNN last Friday, Chairman of "Gun Appreciation Day"—which is to be held on Martin Luther King weekend—said this:

The truth is, I think Martin Luther King would agree with me if he were alive today that if African Americans had been given the right to keep and bear arms from day one of the country's founding, perhaps slavery might not have been a chapter in our history.

Tonight he was given a chance to recant on MSNBC, but he (predictably) did not and continued to shove his own foot into his awful, racist mouth. And so preached the Reverend Al Sharpton:

You do realize that Martin Luther King was killed by a gun and that he preached all of his life against the use of any weapons?... So you do realize that what you said was the total antithesis to Dr. King? I don't know how much you know about Martin Luther King.

Not to mention:

To say that there wouldn't have been slavery if slaves had the right to gu—slaves didn't have any rights!

"If you're gonna preach that on Saturday," the Reverend added, "I want to be clear because I might miss your speech on Saturday." And so might we all.