Miguel touched on the Portland shooting of Jason Washington Sunday
This is a sad and tragic situation. Mr. Washington seemed to be a good man that made two mistakes that ended up getting him killed.
- He lost control of his gun. Yes he jumped into a scuffle. The reason he lost control is not really relevant. He could have been doing back flips on a dance floor. It doesn’t matter, the fact is he lost control of his gun.
- He tried to grab it in front of a cop. In the heat of the moment, in the middle of a street fight, with people yelling and moving, the police see a man reaching for a gun and they are going to shoot.
Mr. Washington shouldn’t have lost control of his gun. Once he did, he should have moved away and let the police deal with the situation. Worst case he might have received some sort of citation but he’d still be alive.
I’m in no way saying Mr. Washington deserved to die for his mistakes. Most certainly not. Just that small mistakes can have big and terrible consequences when guns are involved.
The shooting occurred early Friday morning and was reported on Saturday. Today is Sunday.
The NRA has yet to make any sort of public statement on the shooting. Most likely they want to gather some more of the facts and put together an accurate message
Of course anti-gun activists have no need for facts. They rush in at the first whiff of anything and start shooting off their mouths.
Right now the social media opinion on this is that the NRA hasn’t made a statement because they are racist, the police shot Mr. Washington because the police are racist, gun rights are only for white people, and just some straight up stupid mockery.
Hey @NRA: A Black man with a concealed carry permit was fatally shot by Portland State University officers this weekend. His gun fell out of its holster as he tried to break up a fight. You going to weigh in on this shooting of a lawful gun owner or nah? https://t.co/HLDs8hjADX
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) July 1, 2018
The NRA isn’t as quick as Shannon Watts is to dance in blood. It splashes better when it is fresh.
This shooting points out the inherent racism of the @NRA’s agenda of guns for anyone, anywhere, any time – putting Black Americans in even more danger. It also highlights the inherent racism and extreme dangers of allowing guns on campus. https://t.co/hwXOAieoT8
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) July 1, 2018
This is a fantastic statement: “civil rights are inherently racist.”
Cops shot and killed a Black Man with a permit to carry. He was legal and breaking up a fight. A White Nationalist Cop shot him. This is just one more NRA crime in America. Killing legally carrying Black Americans is just a game for law enforcement.
— Jack Kelly (@ThumperNM) July 1, 2018
What? Is there any evidence that the cop was a white nationalist? None, but it fits in the the Left’s anti-cop, anti-law enforcement, “everyone we don’t like is a Nazi” narrative.
Point : @NRA isn't speaking up to defend a concealed carry permit owner who was shot for carrying his firearm. @NRA isn't usually so hesitant to speak up for gun owners against authority. But…..that's when they're white.
— Forrest Trump (@D_Trumpocalypse) July 1, 2018
— NoraC (@RealNoraC) July 1, 2018
We expect the same silence from them that they had for the other black, law-abiding gun owners that were killed, including #PhilandoCastille. Their policies are only to protect the gun manufacturers & the white people who will buy them.
— Studio Plus Productions (@StudioPlusProd1) July 1, 2018
The NRA only protects white people. That Philando Castile had pot in his car made it tough for the NRA. Castile had a permit but was also breaking state and federal drug laws. It’s hard to be an organization that argues for law abiding citizens and then argue for a drug user.
They'll use a black token like the one that dissed parkland students. What a misguided soul.
— spazcat (@Theferal1ishr) July 1, 2018
NRA: "Where's our African American? <points at Colion> There he is! Ok, Token, I mean Colion… we need you to make a video on how it was this Jason's fault."
— Brimstone Ashe (@BrimstoneAshe) July 1, 2018
Mocking the NRA for racism while being racist.
— Kzinti (@Commander_Kzin) July 1, 2018
Ohhhh… the disproven “Russian connection.”
No, because they work for gun manufacturers, not gun owners.
— Christine (@NSometimesY) July 1, 2018
Just because anti-gun groups are AstroTurf top down controlled by a wealthy super-nanny with an ax to grind doesn’t men gun rights groups are top down too.
Before we know it, they're gonna add a line to their gun purchase applications:
And guess what happens if you check "Other"?
— Emily Miller🐾 (@EmilyRB) July 1, 2018
Here we have an anti-gun Democrat who loves the idea of denying people civil liberties based on race. She is accusing the NRA of it in a classical case of projection.
Can somebody tell me, why white cops are so quick to shoot and kill any black person? Seems like its part of their police training! SMH!
— August Rush (@flam161) July 1, 2018
Cops are racist. For a group that used to say “only the police should have guns” they pivoted very quickly to being anti-cop.
The number of comments in these categories is overwhelming.
I expect the NRA will release a statement during the work week when all the facts have come in.
It’s just that the Left has only one playbook they go by anymore and it is the identity politics one. They don’t need the fact because everything is racist in one way or another.
Black people carrying is racist, cops are racist, the NRA is racists, EVERYTHING is racist.