same political party which spawned the KKK, worked to deprive black Americans of essential rights, the Second Amendment among them, through various codes. It's easier to oppress an unarmed demographic, was the reasoning.
Fast-forward to modern day times when Democrat anti-gun policies affected a Chicago resident's ability to protect himself in his own neighborhood. Otis McDonald fought against Democrat Chicago's handgun ban, and the NRA involved itself in support of McDonald.
Still think the NRA is part of the KKK? The belief that black Americans should be excluded from Second Amendment privileges is what truly reeks of racism.
*Ed sends this excellent video to add.