Apparently there is an incredible amount of butthurt floating about the NRA not making Philando Castile some sort of fallen hero for Concealed Carry rights.
He was not. He was somebody who alongside a rookie cop, made mistakes that led to an untimely death. That is all, a tragedy.
And since when we in the Gun Culture run and act under what the Left and the Media says we are supposed to do? A couple of articles denouncing the NRA for not supporting a black gun owner and a chorus of guinea fowl from our side (allegedly) repeat verse a chorus because …. no fucking idea. This foes farther than the usual “I don’t like the NRA because they don’t give me free kittens and machine guns with my $35 membership.” rant that some gun owners keep pulling. This is dumb tactics by coat-tail riders.
Ladies and Gents: We do not do martyrs, we do Defendants before the Supreme Court. We do not do street protest with our arms up in the air screaming “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot.” We do Lobby Day inside State Legislatures.
And we certainly do not play the Race Game. Not only is unbecoming, it is something the Opposition is really good about it and we do not play to their strengths.
The Gun Control Groups are just waiting for the NRA to say something somewhat favorable towards Philando Castile so they can exploit headlines:
NRA SUPPORTS PACKING HEAT WHILE SMOKING POT.
Wayne LaPierre sees nothing bad in toking and carrying.
What? You think they will not fall to such lows? Are you kidding me? I can’t imagine what other crap their NY City PR firms have ready, but bet your bippy it will be even lower than that.
Now, nobody can accuse the NRA of being stupid. They never say or take a hard stand without careful planning and consideration. Remember Sandy Hook? They endured a week or more of full blast in the Media and even among guinea fowl gun owners and then they had the press conference where “The only thing that stops a Bad Guy is a Good Guy with a Gun.” came to be which included not only civilians, but retired and active PD and Military. The Media and Gun Control lost their minds and made the colossal mistake of not only badmouthing Law Enforcement and Veterans but actually saying they were against security in schools! They lost the American Public right there and Feinstein’s new AWB began to die that day.
So basically: CHILL. If the NRA says something, good. If not, also good.
Stop playing the game set up by the Gun Control Media Machine.