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On July 6, 2016, Philando Castile, a black man, was pulled over in a St. Paul, MN, suburb for having a busted taillight. When Castile told the officer that he had a concealed weapon, a gun that he was permitted to have in the state of Minnesota, the cop unholstered his gun and shot Castile to death. His girlfriend filmed the incident and released the tape on Facebook; and Castile’s case has become one of the major examples of police hostility for “Black Lives Matter” groups. And, last week, a jury acquitted the police officer, Jeronimo Yanez, of all charges, which has sparked further controversy. The tape that had not been released to the public was the dashcam video, but they released it today. This is the only video that actually shows the shooting.
Comedy Central’s Trevor Noah says that supporters of the Second Amendment have a double standard. He says that if a legal gun owner had been shot by police, but if that person wasn’t a black man, the gun lobby would be up in arms (so to speak). He says the lack of outcry from the NRA is deafening…
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What do you think? Should the pro-Second Amendment groups be outraged about Philando Castile’s death? Leave your comments below.