OWENS: Tamir Rice Was Not 'Open Carrying,' You Race-Baiting Liars

OWENS: Tamir Rice Was Not 'Open Carrying,' You Race-Baiting Liars

OWENS: Tamir Rice Was Not 'Open Carrying,' You Race-Baiting Liars


I’m just as sick of the Tamir Rice case as the next guy, but it’s also my job to debunk lies and information on firearms and firearms laws, so I’ve been sucked back into this story at least one more time to debunk a pair of idiotic articles written by out-of-their depth leftist writers who allege that Tamir Rice was “just open carrying.”

At the laughably-named blog Truth in Media, Sabha Abour opines:

Ohio is one of the 30 states that allows open carry without a permit throughout the state. When a state has an open carry policy, it allows its citizens to carry guns in public without fear of being arrested, let alone killed.

So why did the open carry rule not apply to Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old who was in possession of a toy gun at a park?

Frothing with hate at the Huffington Post, professional racist Sikivu Hutchinson rants:

Once again, white America can breathe a collective sigh of relief that its kids are alright. They are protected, they are innocent, they are worthy of all the privileges that the U.S.’ bankrupt legal system can offer. They are validated as human beings and as children who should be allowed to experience life as children. When they fall, make mistakes, push boundaries, the system is always there to catch them.

Condemning Cuyahoga County, Ohio prosecutor Tim McGinty’s decision not to indict the white officer who murdered twelve year-old Tamir Rice, the Reverend Traci Blackmon said, “Even in an open carry state, the killing of a black child carrying a pellet gun is rendered justifiable.” Blackmon’s reference to open carry is a reminder of the racist hypocrisy of the NRA’s pathological gun culture, its role in shaping American male identity and white nationhood; and its deadliness when it comes to the lives of black youth. Because open carry is designed to ensure white citizens’ right to exercise violence in public space, Rice could only have been protected by the logic of this permissive gun law if he was white.

Let’s be very clear on the facts and put these false narratives to rest.

Tamir Rice was never “open carrying” by even the most charitable definition of the term.


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