the NRA needs to stand up for all people that carry legally. No matter their skin color. Don't disappoint me NRA
— ❌Frankie Bass❌ (@frankie_bass18) July 8, 2016
After 32-year-old black man Philando Castile was shot and killed by a police officer during a traffic stop in Minnesota on Wednesday night, many people — including NRA and gun rights advocates — expected the NRA to comment. Castile reportedly had a concealed carry license.
The NRA has finally issued a statement:
— NRA (@NRA) July 8, 2016
Reaction is decidedly mixed:
— Lee Doren (@LDoren) July 8, 2016
where have you been the last 2 days???
— Sierra (@love4orlando) July 8, 2016
@RBPundit at least they finally got something out….
— Craig (@KC11A18A) July 8, 2016
— I Hide Behind Facts (@HidesBehindFact) July 8, 2016
if this is a law abiding citizen killed for only having his legal conceal and carry, you must stand up for all of us
— Jeff Hatfield (@jeffhat4MU) July 8, 2016
Say his name #PhilandroCastile
— Aladdin's Lamp ✨ (@brandelah_) July 8, 2016
You had to be pressured into making a statement and you don't even have the decency to mention his name #PhilandoCastile Shame on You!
— scoma60 (@scoma60) July 8, 2016
fair enough – gonna hold you to it. Appreciate you guys guys at least acknowledging the issue folks have been on about.
— Stede (@StedeUS) July 8, 2016
What do you think?