On Friday, MSNBC host Touré took on what he said was a distinctly racial opinion piece in The Daily Caller by National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre. In that post, the gun rights advocate defended gun ownership by saying that guns are American’s only defense in a lawless, post-disaster environment. Touré said that the racial overtones in LaPierre’s post were evident and added that, had Newtown shooter Adam Lanza committed his atrocity in a predominately black school, there would be no “national conversation” about gun violence.
Actually, if Trayvon Martin had shot up a predominantly white or black school, there would have been no national conversation about guns – especially not one involving somebody who “looks like Obama’s son.”
Just as we never have a national conversation about violently murderous Muslim jihadis when they shoot up a military base.