Yesterday, CNN held a town hall meeting featuring a group of victims and their parents from the Florida high school massacre, that was carefully orchestrated to make their viewers believe gun control is the only answer to mass shootings in high schools. But is gun control the answer, or is it simply an opportunity for the left to push their gun-control narrative? Today, NRA president Wayne LaPierre appeared before a large crowd at CPAC, where he asked a very important question. LaPierre asked why we leave our children so vulnerable to massacres like the one that took place at the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas high school last week, while putting safeguards in place at almost every other public space to prevent this type of crime?
Watch a clip from LaPierre’s speech at CPAC today:
So, why doesn’t the media blame guns when unarmed blacks are killed by cops?
Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback spent the 2016 season kneeling through the national anthem to protest racism and police killings of black Americans.
On August 25, 2017, The Huffington Post published a story highlighting the number of blacks killed by police and law enforcement officials. According to the Huffington Post, police and law enforcement officials killed at least 223 black Americans in the year after Kaepernick first began to protest.
Here is their headline:
Police Killed At Least 223 Black Americans In The Year After Colin Kaepernick’s First Protest
What’s missing from their story, however, is the how many blacks were killed by guns. Why doesn’t the Huffington Post point out how many blacks were killed by guns? It’s a rhetorical question of course because we all know the answer. The Black Lives Matter movement is not about guns, it’s about destroying the reputation of our law enforcement officers, it’s about calling into question the motives of brave men and women who risk their lives every day to keep their communities safe. If Black Lives Matter really believes that blacks are victims of violent crimes, why aren’t they talking about the guns used to kill unarmed black Americans?
The answer may be as simple as not wanting to highlight legal and responsible gun ownership, versus the repercussions of illegal gun ownership:
Near the bottom of their story, the Huffington Post claims: Though many of the victims of police violence were considered armed, according to the Post’s database, others were not. Black Americans are twice as likely as white Americans to be unarmed when police kill them, according to a study released in February.
What the Huffington Post doesn’t mention in their story, however, is how many of the guns the “armed” blacks who were killed by cops, were LEGAL weapons and how many were stolen. That’s exactly why the Huffington Post and Black Lives Matter ignore the “guns” and instead, focus on the cops because the armed blacks killed by cops are likely not legal gun owners.
So why isn’t anyone questioning why no one blames the gun when police shoot unarmed black men?
Isn’t it odd that no one blames the gun when this happens? Sadly, it doesn’t fit their narrative. Blaming the gun is reserved for school shootings until of course, a terrorist drives into a crowd of pedestrians, and then gets out of the car and begins stabbing them. Instead of blaming the car, or the knife, or the radical Islamic ideology, the media questioned the terrorist’s mental health.