NRA Spokesman Colion Noir: “Castile Should Be Alive.”

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The NRA’s top players are still silent and for the most part, excusing themselves from the mess created by the death of Philando Castile. But now one prominent NRA spokesman has come out, and he thinks Castile should be alive.

As mentioned by The Daily Sheeple yesterday, the NRA did make an announcement shortly after word broke of another police officer involved shooting. Considering Castile notified the police officer, Jeronimo Yanez, that he was armed, the NRA likely felt it was a gun issue, and it’s certainly looking like that’s the case.

Yanez was found not guilty on Friday in what was obvious to most as a murder. In case it was missed yesterday, The Daily Sheeple posted the dashcam footage of Castile’s final moments.

Castile’s death was “troubling”, the NRA said, adding that it supported the right of law-abiding Americans to carry firearms, no matter their race. “Rest assured,” the statement added, “the NRA will have more to say once all the facts are known.” On Friday in St. Paul, Minnesota, close to a year after Castile’s death, the police officer who snuffed out his life was cleared of all charges in the death of Castile. Castile was a beloved elementary school cafeteria worker who had a permit for the firearm he was carrying when he died. There were protests in St Paul. The NRA remained silent.

However, the group’s most prominent black commentator, Colion Noir, is speaking out about the not guilty verdict. “Yanez walking away from this case a free and clear man is just wrong,” Noir wrote in an impassioned online post on Sunday. Though he despised “race-baiting”, Noir wrote, “covert racism is a real thing and is very dangerous.”

“Philando Castile should be alive today. I don’t feel [Yanez] woke up that day wanting to shoot a black person. However, I keep asking myself, would he have done the same thing if Philando were white?”

He writes later in his passionate post:

“I so badly wanted to keep race out of this. There are so many professional race baiters who thrive on and become rich from increasing the racial divide in this country. Because of this racial opportunism, it makes it hard to call out the more insidious elements of racism in this country vs. the isolated incidences where race doesn’t play a factor. Then again, considering other examples where “race” was legitimately a factor In previous shootings, I think it would be irresponsible not to consider race as a possible motive in this shooting.”

All that being said, Philando should be alive today. In my eyes, Yanez screwed up big time. I don’t feel he was out to take a black life that day, but it doesn’t matter because his actions cost Philando his life. My legal mind can see why they couldn’t get to Manslaughter in the Second Degree based solely on the facts at hand, but Yanez walking away from this case a free and clear man is just wrong.”

But, this doesn’t mean that this is the view of the NRA. Noir said he was speaking only for himself, not as a spokesman for the NRA or its leadership. Noir’s comments reflect the thoughts of many gun owners, crossing racial lines. Many gun permit holders across the United States put themselves in Castile’s shoes because many get up and put on their everyday carry gun in the morning. And many face a routine traffic stop while armed as well. But perhaps there’s another reason the NRA remained silent when a gun owner was senselessly executed during a traffic stop.

Its members also include many law enforcement officers and the NRA law enforcement training division has, it proudly notes, “trained more than 58,000 law enforcement firearm instructors” in the past 50 years.

The NRA would risk losing the money they make off law enforcement officers. As a lobbyist group, they probably can’t afford it after the backlash for endorsing Donald Trump for president.

Although Castile’s case could be one of race, as pointed out by Noir, it also should be black and white when it comes to gun ownership. Castile had a right to own a gun to protect himself. He lives under the same Constitution as the rest of us – the Constitution that gave Yanez his day in court to face a jury of his peers. Even if Castile was a robbery suspect (which he wasn’t) he was denied his day in court when a cop took his life.

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  • Mike

    They made the statement after the dashcam video was released which is a good thing.

  • Matthew

    The local police have my support but it seems to me that for every good officer there’s one who’s either incompetent, a sadistic maniac or criminally corrupt psychopath. Police officer is a an attractive career path for psychopaths who don’t have the charm for politics. Telling an incompetent cop about a firearm, they become nervous and jumpy. Tell a psychotic cop and they may get more hostile and aggressive. Tell a psychopathic cop and they might just see it as an opportunity to kill someone and claim self-defense. Maybe keeping quiet is the way to go.

  • William the Resolute

    I agree with Noir, I think Officer Yanez is guilty and should never have been allowed to put on a badge…..probably an affirmative action hire.

    • MorganThePirate

      And Colion Noir isn’t?

      • William the Resolute

        Noir never executed a legal gun owner just for possessing a firearm during a routine traffic stop ….the old saying “everyone has an opinion.”

      • KilltheBank

        There are quotas mandated for state run gravy trains like the pig patrol.

        The NRA is a provate org. There isnt an affirmitive action mandate.

        Saying Noir is an AA hire is disrespectful, based solely on his race.

        The guy calling ofc yanez an AA hire is INTENTIONALLY disrespectful because he was an unprofessional hack who murdered an innocent man.

        • MorganThePirate

          The NRA is a majority white organization but they trot out a black guy to give the NRA line on the murder of a black man. Usually when the NRA issues a statement the person delivering it is white. One might even suspect that Noir was hired for just this kind of situation. “Noir” is “black” in French and I suspect that wasn’t the name he was born with.

          • KilltheBank

            Noir said he wasnt representi g the NRA, just himself so no one trotted out a dindu for the audience.

            Also, the UNITED STATES is another majority WHITE nation.

            There isnt anything wrong with that unless you are a racist phaggit who hates Whites…..

            You cheap and stupid play at race baiting is why you idiot Dims are 0 and 4 lately.
            Fkn loser.

        • The NRA is a pseudogod that members think will secure their rights when all they are interested in doing is collecting membership dues and contributions to the ILA. I wouldn’t trust them after they threw themselves under the bus in Denver.

          • KilltheBank

            They only have 4 or 5 million members out of over 100,000,000.

            Second Amendment Foundation, Gun Owners of America, and a few others are good.

            The NRA works hand in hand with seditionists and hate groups like the splc and adl.

          • The fact that you just committed sedition makes me wonder if you know what it is. No self-respecting member of the SPLC or ADL would be caught in an NRA meeting.
            ALL gun laws INFRINGE on the right to keep and bear arms, regardless of what any donation-sucking supposed gun rights support group tells you. Gun control is a two-handed Weaver with a clear sight picture.

          • KilltheBank

            I just committed sedition, huh?

            Idiot.

  • KilltheBank

    Ive never joined the NRA. They are controlled opposition.

    I watched those scum support the clinton gun ban.

    The NRA are frauds.

  • rouge1

    The nra are scumbags. Most of the anti second amendment laws the nra supported. Alls they are is a lobbyist group. So they give money to nasty politicians. They feed the swamp. They don’t litigate the abuses they just give the abuser political class your money to continue with the abuse.

    • KilltheBank

      Controlled opposition

  • KilltheBank

    The only good pig is a dead pig.

    The “good” ones ALWAYS cover for the scumbags. That makes the “good” ones scumbags also.

  • Accepting a concealed carry permit is like the scene from Animal House where the plebe is saying “Thank you Sir, may I have another,” to the politicians who infringe our rights and collect a fee.

  • archer

    If you are stopped carrying, unless asked, never voluntarily say you are armed, that was a big mistake, but it shouldn’t have cost him his life. The most troubling thing to me is that he was shot so many times at very close range and with another person in the front seat.

  • archer

    As I’ve just posted, never volunteer that you have a weapon on you, I was taught that by a LEO who trained me for my LTC, it’s not required by law unless specifically asked, that’s what set the whole tragedy in motion.

  • Matthew

    I just saw this lol. Stop being such a spaz for a second and THINK. What is the role of a Police officer? They ENFORCE the law, and laws are passed by our representatives in government who WE ultimately elect. I bet you blame the 14 year old cashier at Mcdonalds when your Big Mac tastes like shit too?