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The NRA and Philando Castille

Still nothing from them. But Dana Loesch thinks it was a bad thing.

7 Responses to “The NRA and Philando Castille”

  1. Redscare Says:

    This is a very thoughtful article on the subject:
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2017/07/11/how-the-nras-allegiance-to-cops-undermines-its-credibility-on-gun-rights/?utm_term=.e2efaebe2fbb

  2. bobby Says:

    … and she name drops the NRA’s new bullshit program in the comments. SMFH.

    I also think that this is why we have things like NRA Carry Guard, not only to reach out to the citizens to go over what to do during stops like this, but also to work with law enforcement so that they understand what citizens are experiencing when they go through stops like this.

  3. emdfl Says:

    First thing I do after a traffic stop – and before the cop is even out of his vehicle – is pull out my wallet and get out my driver license. That way when he does approach my vehicle I am already holding it – usually out the window – and he can see both hands.

  4. Laughingdog Says:

    Yeah, her only reason for commenting was to promote their piece-of-shit CarryGuard program.

    I don’t know which is more useless: the training program itself, or the insurance that will only pay out *after* acquittal. I’m not aware of any lawyers that will take on a client that can only pay after the fact, and only on acquittal. USCCA seems like a much better choice.

  5. Erik Says:

    Why would the NRA have anything to say about this case? I’m confused.

  6. Lyle Says:

    “[Yanez] failed abysmally on all four counts.”

    That seems likely.

    “First thing I do after a traffic stop and before the cop is even out of his vehicle is pull out my wallet and get out my driver license.”

    emdfl; Yes, this ^^^. There’s no reason to wait to get out the license, then say “I have a gun” and only THEN reach for your wallet which is right there where most people carry their guns. Stupid.

    Also; I never declare that I’m armed. Some states require it, which is stupid, but my home states don’t. Unless a cop asks (and most of them do) then I don’t bring it up.

    Also; even given the apparent mistakes made by Castille, this could only have happened after bad training and/or bad screening of personnel on the part of the cop shop.

    I find that the term “lack of awareness” comes to mind in looking at this case, on the part of both parties.

  7. Redscare Says:

    Yes, in agreement with all the comments here there are standard operating procedure’s that are useful in a traffic stop to avoid being killed by a cop for exercising your civil rights. No, he did not follow them. How in the world is this what we are focused on?

Remember, I do this to entertain me, not you.

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