The NRA Gets Taken To The Woodshed Over Worst Ever MLK Day Message

The National Rifle Association on Monday sent out a tweet on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to push back against gun control measures. The NRA noted the iconic civil rights leader’s 1956 application for a concealed carry permit.

“Today, the men and women of the NRA honor the profound life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King applied for a concealed carry permit in a ‘may issue’ state and was denied,” the NRA tweeted. “We will never stop fighting for every law-abiding citizen’s right to self-defense.”

Today, the men and women of the @NRA honor the profound life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King applied for a concealed carry permit in a “may issue” state and was denied. We will never stop fighting for every law-abiding citizen’s right to self-defense. #MLKDay pic.twitter.com/wtSQOO5Kaq

— NRA (@NRA) January 21, 2019

King Jr. was shot to death at a hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. A shot was fired by James Earl Ray from over 200 feet away, striking King in the neck. A gun would not have stopped that.

In 2016, Philando Castile was shot and killed by police during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. Castille had a concealed carry permit and did not reach for his gun during the stop. Instead, he followed instructions issued by the police to get his ID. The NRA remained silent following his death.

In 2014, a Cleveland police officer shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice. The kid when was in possession of a pellet gun while outside playing. The NRA had nothing to say about that. It’s almost as if there’s a pattern here.


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