Officers responding to calls of a mall shooting mistakingly killed a black Army vet during Thaknsgiving. The wrongful death drew a somber response from “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah.
Emantic Bradford Jr. lost his life at a mall in Hoover, Alabama. Officers initially claimed Bradford Jr. was the suspect in a shooting that occurred at the mall, but now state that he was simply holding a firearm when officers arrived.
As a U.S. Army veteran and lawful gun owner, Bradford was the embodiment of the “good guy with a gun” that gun right advocates often champion. That fact has not gone unnoticed amid the furor over his death.
It was this that spurred Noah to declare that, “The Second Amendment is not intended for black people.”
The host went on to explain that even in the event that Bradford Jr. was the suspect, why did officers not attempt to talk him down? Or verbally engage him in any way?
The host went on to give examples of white shooters who have been arrested alive.
“Like the shooting that happened in Aurora,” Noah said. “The Batman movie — guy went in with an arsenal, I mean he didn’t just have one gun — the police talked him down, they didn’t kill him.”
Noah also mentioned the church shooting in Charleston. The suspect was captured alive after killing nine black church members.
“At this point, you start to realize that really the Second Amendment is not intended for black people,” Noah said. “It’s an uncomfortable thing to say, but it’s the truth.”