The NRA’s internal split over Philando Castile

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  1. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    the NRA when it comes to a black legal gun owner is shot they are mute.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...over-philando-castile/?utm_term=.ac0442e51aed

     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    The NRA should stand up for all gun owners.

    Or they are just another white power organisation.
     
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    Castile made the mistake of telling the cop ( who were on the look out for armed robbers ) that he was armed WHILE REACHING for his wallet....... people on drugs don't make the wisest decisions.
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    they tend to do but mostly concentrate on LAWS, not specific cases...
     
  4. webbuzz macrumors 65816

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    White power? That's a stretch.
     
  5. steve knight thread starter macrumors 68020

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    easily guy should have know he was bank robber :rolleyes:yes the NRA does not like to speak out till they do

     
  6. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    If they won't defend black gun owners what are they?
     
  7. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    funny as hell seeing you seemingly in support of Castile because you think it makes the NRA look bad.
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    o_Oo_Oo_O



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  8. webbuzz macrumors 65816

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    At the time the article was written, the facts were not known, and I haven't seen any comment from the NRA since the officer was acquitted. They must be racist!

    At the time I said the cop made a mistake, and still think that.
     
  9. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    pot heads don't think about what they are doing, reaching for your wallet while saying " I have a gun" while you have guns pointed at you is not the brightest idea.
     
  10. Gutwrench macrumors 65816

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    Are you familiar enough with the case to be making these comments?
     
  11. SusanK macrumors 68000

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    Bouncing a check is a mistake not gunning someone.
     
  12. A.Goldberg macrumors 68000

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    To be fair the NRA has defended numerous Black gun owners and has been trying to recruit more minorities.

    This was a very contentious topic across America, and as the article states within he NRA. Personally, I can see arguments for and against the cops innocence. I suspect it has more to do with that than explicit racism.
     
  13. webbuzz macrumors 65816

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    Agree. I have never been disarmed, a friend was by a County Sheriff in Georgia. There are stories from both sides on how not to do it.
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    Okay...
     
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    from the NY slimme
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/16/us/police-shooting-trial-philando-castile.html?_r=0
    Castile told him "I have a gun" while stupidly reaching for his wallet, pot heads don't think clearly about what they are doing.
     
  15. webbuzz macrumors 65816

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    He's black and an NRA spokesperson and longtime member. I already know what he would be called if he were a congressman.
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    She was referring to me calling it a mistake.
     
  16. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    I know she was, but many are under the impression (IMHO) that Castile was just shot for no apparent reason.
     
  17. webbuzz macrumors 65816

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    Understood, thanks. :)
     
  18. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Maybe my knee has jerked wrongly this time :eek:
     
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    Yep, there are plenty of things to criticize the NRA for, but calling them racist over one incident that is debatable who was at fault is a reach.
     
  20. Gutwrench macrumors 65816

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    Lol.

    Sometimes even the monkey falls out of the tree.
     
  21. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    let's have a beer summit since I am guessing we have ALL been there at one time or another :p
     
  22. daflake macrumors 6502a

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    Wasn't the gun also in his lap? I seem to remember seeing that, but I might be wrong.
     

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