Emails released by Wikileaks that show Clinton staffers discussing how, in an op-ed about gun control, they might use Eric Garner—the black man who died after being held in a chokehold by the NYPD in 2014—have outraged Garner’s daughter Erica, the New York Postreports.
“I’m troubled by the revelation that you and this campaign actually discussed ‘using’ Eric Garner … Why would you want to ‘use’ my dad?” Erica Garner tweeted, with a link to the Wikileaks emails. In that email thread, when one Clinton staffer asked why Eric Garner wasn’t included in the opinion piece pushing gun control, another staffer replied, “Eric Garner not included because not killed by gun violence.”
As Erica Garner tweeted, “These people will co-opt anything to push their agenda,” pointing out the obvious fact that “Police violence is not the same as gun violence.”
NRA Launches New Ad Campaign
The National Rifle Association has launched a new 60-second ad highlighting the importance of the Second Amendment and the Supreme Court in this critical election year.
The ad, “Four Justices,” uses several of the justices’ own words to illustrate their opposition to Second Amendment rights. The spot is a canvas ad that will debut on Facebook this week, and later on multiple other social media platforms.
“The Second Amendment hangs in the balance in this election,” said NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox. “There are four justices who support the individual right to keep a firearm in your home for self-defense, and four justices who do not. The next justice will be the deciding vote on our fundamental right of self-protection.
“This election will determine the fate of the Second Amendment in America for the next 40 years. Law-abiding gun owners cannot afford to put someone in office who will eliminate their rights.”
Delivery Truck Driver Pulls Gun, Halts Robbers
A food truck driver had a special delivery for three criminals in Virginia last week—his permit to carry and his firearm.
Henrico police officers responding to a shooting around 11 p.m. Friday night found a food delivery driver who had foiled an attempted robbery. A police spokesman told WTVR-TV, “The victim reported being approached by three black males while attempting to make a food delivery. One suspect displayed a handgun and demanded money. The victim then pulled his handgun and fired at the suspects, who fled.”
An investigation quickly led to one of the three suspects, 18-year-old Mouctar Bah, who was charged with robbery and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. Police also arrested the two other suspects, one of them a juvenile who was wounded in the confrontation. His injuries are not considered life threatening.