Re: Why Isn't the NRA Arguing the Trayvon Martin Tragedy Could Have Been Averted If He Only Had A Gun?
posted at 7/18/2013 1:14 PM EDT
In response to A_Concerned_Citizen's comment:
In response to newman09's comment:
One might expect the NRA to respond to Trayvon Martin's death by calling upon young, black men across this country to arm themselves, since the only way to truly protect oneself from the threat of violence in this country is to own a firearm.
It seems they already do.
Heh, heh, heh ... ya sure thing.
What color is the sky in your alternate reality?
Four famous Black NRA members:
Killer Mike: In March, the rapper wrote a statement (edited for clarity) after disclosing to the NRA that he belongs to the NRA. “We have no black NRA and until we do, I will continue to use the organization that my white counterparts use to ‘protect’ them against lawmakers infringing upon second amendment rights. I hunt and fish. …I am glad that I have an organization that has programs and classes for all of us to use at our disposal.”
Whoopi Goldberg: The Oscar winner revealed in May on ABC’s “The View” that she’s an NRA member. When guest John Stossel of Fox News asked Goldberg if she was armed at the moment, she quipped, “You don’t want to find out.”
Karl Malone: This former NBA player isn’t just a member of the NRA, he’s a hunter who’s served as a spokesman for the group. In 2010, he wrote an Op-Ed in "Sports Illustrated" in which he stated, “Gun owners get a bad rap. We're good people; we're not back in the Old West. I got my first gun when I was 8 years old -- an old .410 single shot. I’ve been around them all the time ever since, and I’m a member of the NRA. I love guns, and I respect guns. I have them in a secure place.”
James Earl Jones: The “Star Wars” actor revealed in his 1993 autobiography, "Voices and Silences," that he’s an NRA member. “When it comes to the right wing politics of the NRA, I don’t get into that. I just believe in my right to have a gun in my house.”