Gun show vendor defends ‘Running N****r’ targets: ‘There are black people, then there are Negroes’
A gun show in South Dakota has banned a vendor after it was reported that he was selling racist pictures for target practice.
According to KSFY, one of the vendors at the Collector’s Classic Gun Show in Sioux Falls “snuck in” the offensive targets over the weekend.
The targets, which depicted a black man’s silhouette under the words “Running N*gger,” were being sold for 10 cents each.
The vendor defended the targets on camera when a KSFY photographer confronted him.
“Why are those on there?” the photographer asked.
“Why aren’t they? They’re just targets,” the vendor replied.
“Aren’t they offensive in nature?” the photographer pressed.
“To who?” the vendor remarked. “Are you Negro? You know, there are some black people, and then there are some Negroes.”
The vendor added that he had “sold 500 of them this weekend. So what difference does it make?”
Gun show organizer Bob Campbell insisted that he banned the vendor as soon as the racist targets were discovered.
“I take pride in the work I do and the quality of the shows I put out,” Campbell told KSFY. “And I’m very disappointed, disgusted to see what was on that table.”
“I was not aware it was there or it would have been gone,” he promised, adding that the vendor had been banned from all of his shows. “I expect that I will not see it again at any of the other Dakota territory shows.”
Watch the video below KSFY, broadcast March 15, 2015.