Gun Show Vendor Sells ‘Running N*gger’ Targets, Says ‘There Are Black People, Then There Are Negroes’
A gun show in South Dakota has banned a vendor after he was reported for selling racist images for target practice.
KSFY reports that one of the vendors at the Collector’s Classic Gun Show in Sioux Falls “snuck in” the targets, which showed a racist silhouette of a black man with the words “Running N*gger.”
A KSFY reporter confronted the vendor, asking “Why are those on there?”
“Why aren’t they? They’re just targets,” the man replied.
“Aren’t they offensive in nature?” the reporter insisted.
“To who?” the vendor dismissed. “Are you Negro? You know, there are some black people, and then there are some Negroes.”
The vendor, who was selling the targets for 10 cents each, added that he had “sold 500 of them this weekend. So what difference does it make?”
Bob Campbell, the organizer of the gun show, says he banned the vendor as soon as the images were reported.
“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. I expect that I will not see it again at any of the other Dakota territory shows.”