By Carma Henry
NNPA Chairman Dorothy Leavell says that when White males are accused of domestic terrorism, suddenly gun control is a forbidden subject. (Official Photo)
NNPA Chairman says gun control is “Forbidden Subject” When mass shooters are white and male; This is a “Glaring Double Standard.”
CHICAGO—The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Chairman Dorothy R. Leavell said that the issue of gun control escapes vigorous debate when the perpetrators of mass shooters are white males. The leader of the association, comprised of more than 200 Black-owned publications, also noted that cries for reform gain the most traction when highlighting incidents of urban violence involving African American youth.
The NNPA chairman made her remarks in the wake of the horrific, mass shooting during a music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 1. According to authorities, Stephen Paddock, 64, fired upon the 22,000 concertgoers from his hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Police said that Paddock was armed with 23 different firearms, including AR-15 assault rifles. The arsenal may have been amassed in Nevada, a state that has some of the most permissive gun control laws in the nation.
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Source:: The Westside Gazette