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  1. #1 Washington Post Opinion: NRA Hurts Itself Via Unwavering Support for Law Enforcement 
    Senior Member Banacek's Avatar
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    A Washington Post opinion piece published July 11 claims the NRA hurts itself by its unwavering support for police officers and other law enforcement officials.

    The author of the column is a Washington Post blogger named Radley Balko. He uses the death of Philando Castille as a springboard for his piece, then turns to numerous other officer-involved shootings, all in an effort to make the case that police officers make mistakes and they need to be called out when they do.

    The most immediate problem with Balko’s column is that the NRA did comment on the death of Castille, who was shot and killed by police on July 6, 2016. He was shot after telling Officer Jeronimo Yanez he was carrying a firearm, then reaching around toward his side. Twin Cities Pioneer Press reports that Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, was also in the car, and claimed Castille was only reaching to “[try] to unbuckle his seat belt so he could access his wallet and hand over the driver’s license.” However, Yanez interpreted the movement as Castille reaching for a gun and opened fire.

    Days after the shooting, Politico reported that the NRA commented, saying, “The reports from Minnesota are troubling and must be thoroughly investigated, In the meantime, it is important for the NRA not to comment while the investigation is ongoing.” This appears to be a reasonable response in the middle of a hot summer where tensions and violence toward police were already at a tipping point under Barack Obama
    http://www.breitbart.com/2nd-amendme...w-enforcement/
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    Senior Member Skul's Avatar
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    I suppose that unwavering support of the Second Amendment does the same.
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    Funny how, between elections, the NRA is in 'bad shape', is 'dying', is in 'disarray', et cetera et cetera...
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