You speak from your heart! Like the Vietnam Veteran who was actually there as opposed to what a book says happened. Given your experience with the Panther Party, - yes, you don’t need to research what you have already witnessed. You are also correct about what happened to many of them and why they became invisible when it came to guns, gangs and drugs in the black community. You have already answered the question. As you pointed out, its because after the demise of the Black Panthers their guns whom they once advocated where intended to protect the black community from persistent police brutality perpetrated by white police officers, - transformed into protection for the former Black Panthers now nefarious drug business and by proxy a drug war in the black community.