The NRA doesn’t care about black heroes: Jemel Roberson was “the good guy with a gun”

Roberson, 26, was not the assailant — he was the armed security guard who had secured the alleged shooter and saved lives.

,,,That night, Roberson, who was employed by Manny’s Blue Room, had escorted a group of drunk men out of the bar. …Witnesses say one came back with a gun­­ and opened fire. Roberson apprehended a person involved in the shooting in an effort to protect the other patrons as they exited the club. Midlothian police officers arrived on the scene with little to no details, and it appears that they saw a black man with a gun, ignored his uniform and hat labeled SECURITY, and shot him. He died in the hospital.

…”Everybody was screaming out, ‘Security!’ He was a security guard!”

…I’m waiting for the National Rifle Association to honor Roberson as a hero on their website’s front page. Isn’t he the perfect example of why they advocate for more armed citizens and guns in public places? A guy opens fire at a bar, putting many in danger, and another armed man swoops in and saves the day?

…Like Philando Castile before him, a licensed gun owner who was killed by a racist cop in Minnesota, Roberson was black. And to the NRA, it’s clear that black gun owners don’t matter. 

The NRA doesn’t care about black heroes: Jemel Roberson was “the good guy with a gun” | Salon.com

Made me think of this classic:

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