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Al Sharpton railed against gun advocate Larry Ward on his Monday MSNBC show for what he called “changing facts” about slavery and “distorting” the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Ward is chairman of a gun advocacy organization that’s hosting “Gun Appreciation Day” on MLK weekend. On CNN last week, Ward said that Dr. King would agree with him 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.”

Sharpton asked Ward if he knew anything about Dr. King, as he staunchly opposed guns during his lifetime. “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 and preached turn the other cheek? So you do realize that what you said was the total antithesis to Dr. King?” he said.

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Source: Huffington Post