Keith Lamont Scott was shot by a cop in Charlotte, NC. The police say he had a gun. His family says he had a book. Not a lot of information has been released, so I am not going to comment on the shooting.
I am going to comment on INSANE reaction to it.
First, over at the Moms Demand Action Facebook page:
Wait? Does “gun violence” now include police shootings? I thought that only police should be allowed to have and carry guns? So are police now part of the gun violence problem? Getting confused.
Let’s be clear on what open carry is and is not. I am not a fan of open carry, but it is the law in some states. If it stays in your holster, we’re cool. If it comes out of your holster, it better be for a very good reason. Having a gun in your hand is not open carry.
Officers approached Scott after he got back into the car. He emerged from the car again armed with a firearm “and posed an imminent deadly threat to the officers, who subsequently fired their weapon striking the subject,” police said in a statement.
These little details are important. Thank you Rita Margolies for adding some more racial animus to this case. There wasn’t enough already, glad you could add something totally unhelpful.
I can only assume that “Uncle Tom” is a reference to the black Charlotte Chief of Police, who is trying to keep a city in order. It’s good to know that Gillian Kira Lyoness is a far left win, Trump hating, progressive liberal, otherwise being a beat-up old bag of a nasty white woman using a racist slur against a black man would be … racist.
Ah, the “I don’t know how guns work” opinion.
This is were things really started to slide for me. These were only a few examples of posts from the Moms Demand Action page that condoned or borderline justified riots against the police. The police were described as racist and murderers. This is by members of an organization that has consistently said that only the police and military should be allowed to carry guns in public, and argument that I have not seen any of them walk back.
What I am starting to see is a very serious case of Doublethink developing among the ranks of the anti gun left:
The police are racist murderers, who abuse their power to kill innocent black men and are not held accountable for it and need more training in how to disarm people without lethal force, but they are the only people professional and trained well enough to be allowed to carry guns in public and should be empowered with unconstitutional authority to take law abiding citizens guns away.
Cops are evil, racist pigs when they kill armed black men in self defense. But cops are avenging angels of virtue when they kill law abiding citizen “ammosexuals” in Liberal disarmament fantasies.
It would almost be humorous to watch a group like MDA fall apart and its message diluted as it became more and more consumed by social justice. Except SJW types are even more dangerous. “Social Justice” as come to mean “hurt everybody that disagrees with me.” Their moral compass always points to wrong.
Update: Speaking of dangerous SJW types. Apparently the best way to protest the killing of a black man at the hands of the police is to riot and kill another civilian.