An armed black militia group known as “NFAC” (Not F***ing Around Coalition) demonstrated at Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta, Georgia on Independence Day, July 4th, 2020. They stated their goal was to demonstrate their Second Amendment rights and also to remove the rock carving of Confederate leaders Stonewall Jackson, Jefferson Davis, and Robert E. Lee off of Stone Mountain.
The group did not have a permit to assemble but were allowed to give their speeches and perform their marches as they pleased. Local police said that there was no reason to get into any confrontation with the largely peaceful group. Stone Mountain Police did, however, request backup from Dekalb County Police just in case things got out of control.
Who Are These Guys?
NFAC was apparently a group composed of at least four different black gun clubs. It’s not clear if the clubs were local in Georgia or if they came from elsewhere. The leader of NFAC, The Real Grandmaster Jay, informed local media and anyone else who asked that they are not part of Black Lives Matter or any other random group. Although much of their demands, like having a racially separate area in Texas, appear to mirror those of BLM and ANTIFA.
The group also stated that they simply want to march in support of their Second Amendment rights. Which is totally fair and normal for Georgia, especially Stone Mountain where race-based white groups have met in the past. Grandmaster Jay spoke of the other race groups, saying that NFAC received a threat from them. No other groups showed up to the protest, much to the dismay of Jay who loudly asked over a megaphone “where yall at?!” “We’re in your house!”
Direct The Energy Where It Should Be
Stone Mountain is close to Atlanta, but it is not Atlanta. Atlanta is relatively small, with a population of less than 500,000. The metro area surrounding Atlanta is what makes it a metropolis with over 4.5 million people. But there are a lot of issues in the city of Atlanta with the black community. To be direct, Zone 3 and Zone 6 of Atlanta have serious problems. Police are not supported by the mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms, or the district attorney of Fulton County, Paul Howard. Innocent people suffer as a result.
The energy that NFAC focused on protesting a large rock could have easily gone into the city limits of Atlanta rather than the far-away outskirts. NFAC could really make a positive change if they were to assist police in the city with the issues of violence that plague the black community. But instead, they protest big rocks and inquire about the whereabouts of white militant groups. Seems like there is some misguided focus going on.
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