Castile Update

If you read the liberal media (but I repeat myself), you will learn that the NRA is ignoring the shooting of Philando Castile because, black lives don’t matter to the NRA because the NRA and gun culture is racist and the NRA is a bunch of hypocrites.

Of course nobody can get shot in America without it being the NRA’s fault because… conspiratorial reasons.

As it turns out, the Second Amendment Foundation – which has scored far more legal victories for gun rights in the last few years than the NRA-ILA – is pushing for a full investigation of the Castile shooting.  They  have openly stated that they do not want to see concealed carriers shot by jumpy police.

Exercising our right to bear arms should not translate to a death sentence over something so trivial as a traffic stop for a broken tail light, and we are going to watch this case with a magnifying glass.

This is a sentiment that seems to be going around the gun-web.  A number of online comments at various gun blogs (including my last posting) show just how many CCW permit holders feel a connection with Castile and want to put in place protections to make sure this doesn’t happen to them.

So while BLM is out protesting and causing problems, a gun rights organization is actually doing something useful.

Why?

Because the gun community takes care of its own.  An attack on any of use for exercising our right is an attack on all of us, regardless of race or other factor.

I only hope when the NRA releases its official statement, it reiterates that principle.

6 Replies to “Castile Update”

  1. Before we begin pounding on the doors for NRA to “do something”, can we not be like the other crowds and actually wait until all the facts are in? Castile’s CCW status is still TBD, and the full facts of the shoot are still TBD. Having the SAF or NRA-ILA “hang their hats” on this rack before then can and probably will come back to bite us in the ass. Remember Manchin/Toomey, and how that nearly became a disaster? SAF got a punch in the nose for that one. Let us be the calm, rational people we claim we are, and let the system work… for now at least.




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