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Saturday, July 1, 2017
Is NRA Silence Over Castile Killing Racism?
Amid outrage over the acquittal of the officer who shot and killed Philando Castile, many activists and some gun owners seem to agree on one thing: The National Rifle Association should not remain silent.
In a Wednesday letter addressed to NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre, activist Tamika Mallory -- one of the founders of the progressive Women's March -- slammed the NRA for demonstrating "a complete disregard for the lives of black and brown people in America" for failing to "make any statement defending the civil rights of Mr. Castile."
The letter also slammed an April anti-protester, pro-police NRA ad featuring conservative commentator Dana Loesch, which Mallory characterized as a "vicious and incendiary video calling for armed conflict."