We’ve all heard the old saying, “practice what you preach,” and have a pretty clear understanding of what it means and why it’s important. How can we win hearts and minds to our cause, to the truth, if we ourselves don’t live our lives in a way that is consistent with that truth?
This concept is apparently lost on the left, a group compromised primarily of individuals who are so desperate for the limelight, so eager to appear relevant, cool, and hip, they’ll spew progressive ideology all day long, but often fail to live it out.
A great case in point is rapper Vic Mensa who performed at the March For Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C., a movement springing out of the Parkland, Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead.
Those involved in the movement, including Mensa, are pushing for strict gun control laws to be crafted by our government, infringing on the Second Amendment rights of law abiding citizens everywhere.
The problem here is that Mensa himself was arrested last year on gun charges.
According to The Daily Wire:
On Saturday, rapper Vic Mensa sang for the gun control crowd at the March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C. One seeming irony: not only has Mensa owned guns, but he was arrested last year in Beverly Hills, California, and booked on a felony count of carrying a concealed weapon.
Mensa had been pulled over in February 2017 for running a stop sign and having tinted windows. He told police he had a gun in his car and showed them his concealed carry permit, but according to police, the permit was from another state. He was released on $35,000 bail after spending one night in jail.
In July 2017, according to TMZ, Mensa got two years probation after pleading no contest to carrying a concealed firearm in his car. The police dropped the second count of carrying an unregistered loaded firearm.
On Saturday, Mensa also told fellow rapper Killer Mike, who supports the Second Amendment, that he wanted to debate him about gun control. Mensa tweeted:
To @KillerMike : YOU DONT NEED AN AR-15. As a black man & fellow gun owner I would like to have a debate with you about your stances on gun-control.
— vino valentino (@VicMensa) March 24, 2018
We got the same publicist and u have my phone number. I ain’t dodge’n u. 🤷🏾♂️ https://t.co/OQRxBYSVSW
— Killer Mike (@KillerMike) March 24, 2018
Why on earth should anyone listen to Mensa on the topic of needing more gun control laws when he himself doesn’t obey the ones we already have?
That in and of itself is part of the reason so many of these shootings keep happening.
Our government was made aware of the threat posed by Nikolas Cruz in Parkland and yet they did absolutely nothing about the situation. There was time to stop this horror show from ever happening and the FBI and local law enforcement dropped the ball.
Yet people like Mensa are blaming the NRA, guns, and all sorts of people and organizations rather than the shooter, government ineptness, and basically anyone actually responsible for this mess. This proves that we as a society have learned nothing from this horrific tragedy.