By AWR Hawkins
Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- On December 20 2014 the NAACP Legal Fund issued a press release saying the execution of NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos show “the need for sensible gun control.”
According to the release, we need also “need to thoughtfully address untreated mental illness.”
One thing the NAACP Legal Fund’s release said we don’t need to do is to “suggest a causal link between between these killings and the recent protests and activism focused on the serious issue of police violence against unarmed African Americans.” They suggest that pushing such a “causal link” may escalate “an already tense state through rumor and conjecture.”
The release then says:
Whatever motivation lay in the apparently troubled mind of the now deceased shooter of these officers, there is no connection between the peaceful protests of thousands of people of all races all over the country and, indeed, around the world, and these hideous act of violence.
MORE TO THE POINT:
The NAACP does not mention that the attack on the officers took place in a state with some of the strictest gun control laws in the country–laws which were impotent against the criminal desires of the gunman.
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