National Rifle Association (NRA) spokeswoman Dana Loesch claimed that a black man, Bothan Shem Jean, who was allegedly killed by Dallas police officer Amber Guyger, would be alive if he had been a “law abiding gun owner.”
Guyger reportedly entered Jean’s apartment, thinking it was her home, and allegedly killed Jean with one shot on Sept. 6.
Loesch opined on NRATV’s “Relentless” that Jean would be alive if he had simply owned a gun, reports Media Matters:
This could have been very different if Botham Jean had been, say he was a law abiding gun owner and he saw somebody coming into his apartment.
I mean, there’s no — I don’t think there’s any context that the actions would have been justified.
If I see somebody coming into my house and I’m not expecting them and they’re walking in like they own the place, I would — I would act to defend myself.
And this could have been very differently had he actually had a firearm on him. Maybe it would be a different individual, she might be the one carried out.
(Source: Media Matters)