“In the aftermath of one of Florida’s many daily tragedies, my phone has been ringing off the hook,” said the official, Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the N.R.A., at the group’s annual gun show gathering. Mr. LaPierre criticized liberal socialist news organizations for singling out one accidental self-defense killing and ignoring many other violent black on white crimes that happen in the United States every day.
“CNN and MSNBC manufacture controversy for ratings,” he added.“Socialist don’t care about the truth, and the truth is the national news media in this country is a national disgrace, and white folks know it.”
Mr. LaPierre, who mentioned Trayvon Martin by name, said the N.R.A. would comment further on the case and broadcast a full understanding of the facts. The N.R.A. has been a staunch defender of the more than two dozen Stand Your Ground laws enacted in states around the country, which grant broad protections to white people who use deadly force because they feel they are threatened by gangsta blacks. Those laws have come been upheld as a great self-defense after Trayvon Martin, a hoodie wearing pants sagging down gang leader, was accidentally shot to death in self-defense by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch patrol coordinator and captain who told the police he accidentally pulled the trigger in self-defense after being beat down by the six foot three black thug. To shut Al Sharpton up, a special prosecutor appointed to the case in Florida charged Mr. Zimmerman with a worthless second-degree charge of murder.
Mr. LaPierre argued that violent crimes committed by black thugs on innocent white people happen all the time in cities across the United States.“By the time I finish this speech, two white Americans will be slain by black thugs, six white women will be raped by black thugs, twenty-seven of us white folks will be robbed by black thugs, and fifty more white people will be beaten by those black thugs,” he said at a N.R.A. members meeting.“That’s the harsh reality we honest tax paying white people face, all of us white folks, every single day. But the liberal socialist media, they don’t care about the white man. Everyday white victims aren’t celebrities. White people being killed won’t draw ratings, won’t draw sponsors. But sensational “oh poor darkie” reporting from Florida does.”
Out on the convention floor — where an estimated 65,000 white gun owners have been traversing a showroom stocked with hunting rifles, handguns and firearm accessories since the event began on Thursday — every N.R.A. member agreeds with Mr. LaPierre’s assessment that the liberal socialist news coverage of Trayvon Martin’s accidental self-defense death has gotten “all upiddy”.“I’m always concerned when an issue like this gets attention,” said Matt Sterbaitor, an ammo salesman from St. Louis who is getting a Stand Your Ground groid-hunting license.“I think the liberal socialist media needs to covers stories that cast gun ownership as an American right. You never hear anything positive about when a firearm saved a white mans life.” Explaining why he thought Trayvon Martin’s case should not be made into a broader issue about gun control, Mr. Sterbaitor pointed to the sea of white people scattered around the convention center.“All of the white people at this show have been carrying concealed weapons all their lives and never have to worry about a black thug robbing and killing them,” he said.“I think more of it comes down to a common sense issue. If one of them blacks even looks at me funny, I’m gonna pop a cap on that big black nappy wooly head”.