NRA’s Dana Loesch Blames Black Man Shot By Cop For His Own Death For Not Carrying A Gun
Earlier this month, an innocent man was in his Dallas, Texas apartment when a police officer entered his home and shot him dead. The news shocked the world and it’s still a mystery as to why a man doing absolutely nothing wrong was killed in his own home by a police officer.
The story hit headlines across the country on September 6, when off-duty police officer Amber Guyger entered Botham Jean’s apartment and shot him dead.
According to Guyger, she initially thought that it was her apartment and someone was attempting to rob her.
The majority of Americans, including conservatives don’t see it that way.
The Atlantic reported on Thursday:
Conservatives such as National Review’s David French have argued that Guyger “committed a crime by forcing open Jean’s door, deliberately took aim, and killed him.” Commentary’s Sohrab Ahmari observed, “Even within the four walls of his castle, his home, Jean was not safe from undue police violence.”
But, surprisingly, not everyone sees it that way. Dana Loesch, the spokesperson for the National Rifle Association (NRA), claimed that it was Jean’s fault for not owning a gun to defend himself.
Loesch had initially acknowledged, “I don’t think there’s any context that the actions would have been justified.” But then she claimed that “this could have been very different if Botham Jean had been, say he was a law-abiding gun owner and he saw somebody coming into his apartment.”