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Killer Mike Apologizes After Getting Dragged For NRA Sitdown. Perhaps This Should Have Been Done On A Neutral Platform?

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Killer Mike is offering up an apology for that NRA interview he did after folks took him to task on social media. More inside…

Vocal Bernie Sanders supporter Killer Mike is offering up an apology after he participated in a controversial interview with the NRA (National Rifle Association), of all organizations. The rapper/activist received a lot of heat online following the interview's premiere. And get this, NRA TV had the nerve to release it on the same day as the March For Our Lives protests across the nation.  Case in point why KM should have seen their pettiness coming, and opted to do this another way.

The NRA used Killer Mike to further spread their message that Americans should have the right to bear arms, and most Americans, including pro-gun control Americans, believe in the same exact ideology.  Unfortunately, the ever powerful NRA has proven they couldn't care less about black people having said right to bear arms. 

Where was the NRA to push for Philando Castile's rights? He surely had a license to carry and he even told the police officer he was armed, yet, he was still shot dead in front of his girlfriend and her daughter.  Or when Marissa Alexander, a concealed-weapons license holder, fired off a warning shot in self-defense during a domestic assault incident and still was sentenced to 20 years in prison?

In the NRA TV clip, Killer Mike, while speaking to NRA TV host Colion Noir, criticized the National School Walk Out Day which centered around students walking out of class nationwide  in memory of the 17 lives that were taken during a school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

"I told my kids on the school walkout, 'I love you, [but] if you walk out that school, walk out my house,'" he said.

"We are a gun-owning family, we are a family that my sister farms, we are a family where we'll fish and hunt, but we are not a family that jumps on every single thing that an ally of ours does because some stuff we just don't agree with."

Peep a clip from his interview below:

Here’s some of the dragging - much of it valid - that commenced after the interview was released:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most people weren't mad at what he was saying, it was the fact he decided to do it on the wrong platform.  A platform KNOWN for manipulating, using and abusing anyone to further their greed and grip on America's lawmakers.  Why not have this conversaion, where you can control when and how it's edited and run, on a neutral platform?  Or even KM's own platform?

He found the error in his ways and offered up an apology, revealing he supports the youth and their movement.

"I'm sorry that an interview I did about a minority, black people in this country, and gun rights was used as a weapon against you guys," he said. "That was unfair to you and it was wrong, and it disparaged some very noble work you're doing," he said. "My interview with said organization who we all don't agree with was supposed to be something that continued the conversation and that conversation is about African-American gun ownership," he said. "I do support the march and I support black people owning guns. It's possible to do both."

 

 

Thoughts?

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