Published: Fri, March 30, 2018
Culture | By Margie Dunn

NRA: March for Our Lives orchestrated to push an anti-gun agenda

NRA: March for Our Lives orchestrated to push an anti-gun agenda

The comments sparked a huge backlash on social media, which prompted Killer Mike to post two videos on his Twitter page backtracking on the link to the March For Our Lives demonstration. Same happened with Philando Castile and other black people who are shot and killed by cops.

- Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) March 25, 2018I have to respond publicly because your NRA video was public. "Despite our many difference (and i promise you they are vast and often hotly debated), i've been around the block and i know a good person when i see one. i know who's gonna stand next to me and next to you and fight. if you've been watching mike over the years you know it too. if you haven't look closer. beyond twitter moments and anger and hot takes. you'll see it".

"There's a Senegalese proverb that says there can be no peace without understanding, so I took a move out of my heroes' book, Dr. Martin Luther King, the founder of Kingian nonviolence, and I sat with people who I might not always agree with", Killer Mike says in the first video, according to Slate.

"If you're not in a reciprocal relationship, why are you in this relationship?" he asks.

In the almost 7-minute interview, Mike sat down with NRATV's Colion Noir to discuss how gun control intersects with race and individual rights for him personally. He advised his kids against the walkout. I respect their leadership and I'm sorry guys. I'm sorry NRATV did that. I'm not saying I disagree. It's all very abstract and full of straw men.

"I told my kids on the school walkout: "I love you". 2A yes. 1A no? Mike has self-identified, politically, simply as "a capitalist", but he liked Sanders, he said, because of his promise to restore the Voting Rights Act, prioritize education, and "end this illegal war on drugs that disproportionately targets minorities and the poor". He claimed he told his son to not walk out because he is "failing math". He continued, "That was unfair to you and it was wrong, and it disparaged some very noble work you're doing".

The artist sat down with NRA host Colion Noir a week before the protest, but NRATV broadcast the segment, which Killer Mike said was meant to focus on supporting black gun ownership, during the march. I wanted to make sure I was clear in what I was saying and I wanted to make sure that you knew that what I did had nothing to do with disparaging you.

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