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Women’s March Organizers Are Taking On The NRA For Refusing To Protect Black Gun Owners

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Women’s March Organizers Are Taking On The NRA For Refusing To Protect Black Gun Owners

Co-organizer Tamika Mallory cites Philando Castile’s case as the latest example of their refusal to acknowledge people of color.

The organizers of January’s Women’s March are taking on the NRA in a protest July 14 and July 15 in Fairfax, VA, just outside of the NRA’s headquarters and in front of the Department of Justice.

Tamika Mallory, co-organizer of the Women’s March said she believes the recent actions of the NRA is evidence that the organization on cares about the rights of white gun owners.

“In the NRA’s mission statement on their website, they say that they are one of the oldest civil rights organizations. If that is, in fact, the case, if that is the history that they want to claim, Philando Castile should be one of the first people that they speak on behalf of. If you’re following in the tradition of the civil rights movement, Philando Castile is an example of exactly what it means to defend the civil rights of a person who has been violated by this country.”

Castile was a Black licensed gun owner when he was killed by Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez during a routine traffic stop. Castile informed Yanez that he had a licensed firearm on him before he was fatally shot.

The NRA initially claimed it would not comment during the trial and investigation. But the organization has remained silent since Yanez’ acquittal.

Mallory wrote an open letter to NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre demanding the organization release a statement defending the Second Amendment rights of Philando Castile. Mallory’s letter was in response to NRA’s latest ad which claims that citizens should arm themselves against the threat of violent protestors in big cities, mostly women and people of color.

The NRA responded to Mallory’s letter by releasing an ad called “We Don’t Apologize For Telling The Truth” featuring conservative talk-show host Grant Stinchfield who personally …


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