‘Second Amendment only applies to white people’: People point out double standard following Breonna Taylor gun photo

‘Second Amendment only applies to white people’: People point out double standard following Breonna Taylor gun photo

According to the New York Post , the Louisville Metro Police Department on Wednesday released thousands of documents from the Breonna Taylor case, including “photos of Mr. Walker and Ms. Taylor posing with firearms.” Police had a controversial “no-knock” warrant when they raided Taylor’s apartment in March. Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, reportedly fired his gun out of fear an intruder was trying to break in. Police then shot Taylor six times, killing her. None of the officers involved were indicted for her killing. Some of the photos released Wednesday show Walker and Taylor with an assault rifle and another gun. Both guns are reportedly legally owned by Walker. Even though the guns in the photos are reported to be legally owned, conservatives began posting news of the photos in an apparent attempt to smear Taylor’s innocence, with one even saying she “paid the price.” An overwhelming majority, however, quickly began pointing to a double standard Black people have faced for a long time when it comes to the Second Amendment. (When the Black Panthers started carrying guns in the ‘60s, open carry laws were changed in an attempt to disarm them, something even the NRA reportedly got behind.) Gun-rights supporters will often reiterate that, in accordance with the Second Amendment, Americans can legally arm themselves with firearms. Yet, those same advocates have seemingly failed to speak out in support of Taylor and Walker, even though her case, according to Reason , poses a risk to Second Amendment rights. A […]

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