There was a shooting in a shopping mall in Alabama a few days ago, and two people were injured and the shooter was killed by police. Now the police have changed their story and the shooter is still at large and the dead guy is a black man who was running from the scene while holding a gun and was shot by police without warning. The NRA promises us that guns are magic talismans that protect us from bullets and automatically identify us as law-abiding good guys, but apparently if you have a gun near a shooting then police will fire upon you, and I can’t blame the police since they have no idea who is a good guy with a gun and who is a bad guy with a gun and they ain’t taking chances.
So how about the good guy with a gun who cops encounter during active shooter situations stories with happy endings the NRA say happen thousands of times a year? We need some balance.
Neither does this story help the NRA’s case of a good guy with a gun. Maybe the dead security guard would be alive if he were white.
Roberson “had somebody on the ground with his knee in back, with his gun in his back, like, ‘Don’t move,’” witness Adam Harris told local news outlet WGN.
When officers from the Robbins and Midlothian police departments arrived, one officer opened fire, killing Roberson. According to witness statements given to local outlets, the officer fired even as witnesses told them to stop. “Everybody was screaming out, ‘Security!’ He was a security guard,” Harris said.
The story will that it is still the lesser evil.
Fortunately for the NRA and American gun culture their premises never relied on facts anyway. School shootings are staged to promote gun bans ya’know.
The difference between a white man carrying a gun and a black man carrying a gun: https://dai.ly/x2q9frg
Actually, one video does not explain every encounter police have with open-carry citizens, but perhaps similar psychological experiments could be done all around the country to determine if gun laws are applied consistently among different people. I think there would be great difficulty finding black men as willing participants.