NRATV Host Attacks Parkland Survivors: ‘No One Would Know Your Names’ If Your Classmates Were Alive

“From where I’m standing, it looks like a march to burn the constitution and rewrite the parts that you all like in crayon,” said Colion Noir. Rapper Killer Mike played like a fiddle by the NRA.


NRATV host Collins Iyare “Colion Noir” Idehen Jr. came after the survivors of the mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., just two days before anti-gun violence rallies swept the nation.

Noir said in a video: “To all the kids from Parkland getting ready to use your First Amendment to attack everyone else’s Second Amendment at your march on Saturday, I wish a hero like Blaine Gaskill had been at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last month because your classmates would still be alive and no one would know your names, because the media would have completely and utterly ignored your story, the way they ignored his.”

Gaskill fired his weapon at a student at a Maryland high school who brought a gun to school and shot two students. One of them, the gunman’s ex-girlfriend, died at the hospital. He has been declared a hero and sharply compared against Scot Peterson, the deputy who has been criticized for failing to act to save students at Marjorie Stoneman Douglsa High School in February.

“From where I’m standing, it looks like a march to burn the constitution and rewrite the parts that you all like in crayon,” he said.

“They’re running Season 5 of their gun-control reality show, featuring the freshest cast of characters yet in their modern march on Washington — except this time for less freedom,” Noir said. “These kids ought to be marching against their own hypocritical belief structure.”

The same video garnered harsh criticism for rapper Killer Mike, who referenced NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch’s quote that the media loves crying white mothers.

Loesch in February said, “Crying white mothers are ratings gold” and questioned, “And notice I said ‘crying white mothers,’ because there are thousands of grieving Black mothers in Chicago every weekend, and you don’t see town halls for them, do you? Where’s the CNN town hall for Chicago? Where’s the CNN town hall for sanctuary cities?”

“It’s so true,” Killer Mike said of the quote.

Killer Mike is an advocate for gun ownership in Black communities.

“I told my kids I love you, if you walk out that school, walk out my house,” he said in reference to the walkouts that took place across the country.

As DiversityInc previously reported, a Chicago police report found that straw purchasing and illegal trading of firearms plays a significant role in gun violence in Chicago. A “straw purchase” in the case of guns is when one person legally buys a firearm and then illegally sells it to another person. The NRA has not taken a stance against straw purchasing and in fact went to the Supreme Court to defend it.

Killer Mike’s interview was slammed on social media.

DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti wrote in a recent column:

“Further, the NRA specializes in creating propaganda to whip up fear – fear of Black and Latino marauders. This is what’s behind their support of Trump. Trump’s hate speech against every minority group feeds right into the fears of scared racist white people who are the president’s core 35 percent support. A perfect circular partnership.”

“It is racism that feeds both desire for guns and refusal to enact logical gun control. And racism is responsible for the massacre of inner city citizens and students in leafy suburbs,” he added.

Killer Mike eventually apologized, calling himself an ally of the March For Our Lives organizers and describing the NRA as a group he does not necessarily always agree with. He also said the interview was aired a week after it was conducted, suggesting it was not posted at an ideal time.

For some Twitter users, this wasn’t enough. Others appreciated the clarification.

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  • Michael J. "Orange Mike" Lowrey

    The NRA has a consistent history of being pro-gun-rights for whites and radical-right organizations, but much less so when it’s blacks, other people of color, and left-wing activists arming themselves.

    • The NRA is an advocacy organization for gun owners and those who want to protect the 2-amend. I being a black African-American is a life member and appreciate the gun safety programs like Eddie Eagle which my grandson when he was in High School done presentations to elementary grade students at Palmoja in St Louis. In this great United States there are over 40 Black Gun Clubs some whose members are black women. One, The National African American Gun Association, has over 20k members many who are members of the NRA.Those who do have their own particular reasons just as Myself.

  • I understand that it is perceived (and in many cases all too true) that situations get ignored when they happen to people of color and only brought into the public view when bad things happen to whites, but at the end of the day so long as things change with regards to the availability of guns, isn’t that what is important – not who brought about the change? I truly wish that solutions to bad situations would occur regardless of the color of the victims or the activists, but to talk negatively about the whites who are trying to get changes made is a little short sited. Does it really matter who influences the changes?

  • Mau Mau Rising

    Maybe Killer [ironic] doesn’t know the history behind the 2nd amendment. And, he probably doesn’t know that annually, 2/3rd’s of all gun deaths in America are suicides[28,000 per year, ya’ll]. He also maybe ignorant of other countries success in reducing gun violence. So, if more of us had guns in our homes, we would be safer? Yeah…right.

    As Ms. Tubman said, “not all slaves knew they were slaves”.

  • Anyone who attacks these children who have survived school shootings is totally morally bankrupt, and there’s simply no “walking back” such unforgivable comments. Don’t allow the NRA — or their many apologists — to drive a wedge between us based on race. Bullets don’t discriminate; they kill all of our children, regardless of color.

    • Grannybunny, I totally agree with you! They both deserve so many text and emails from outraged life-loving folks they have to close their accounts. #votethemout, #NRAbloodmoney, #wrongsidebros

  • Such a articulate and powerful young lady. With kids like her leading the way, the future looks bright. However, to make real change happen, they must vote when old enough, and influence those that are old enough to vote, to actually vote. Keep in mind, Russians and old white Repugnacans vote in rain, snow, or sun shine.

  • I don’t understand why the parents of these grown men being called kids aren’t held responsible how many parents are NRA and how many are KKK or Arian Nation? Why don’t we address the elephant in the room and that is these children are being fueled by parents and other and they condone the behavior by saying he has mental issues, you think. As long as their evil exists in high places it won’t change we Black people have to be vehicles of our own change. At the end of the day these mass meurdets are terroists, people look up the definition. So we will defend other countries against terroists but not call it like it is they are terroists that are part of the oldest and sickest organized murders since their time; as to why police gun ius down every day and the get reprieve imagine that check your self before you wreck yourself. Case in point if you are a part of that terroists group aka white supremist, KKK, skinheads, etc, you get the picture chew on that for a minute. If you are a part of these groups you should no be allowed to own a weapon or use the poor excuse of a spokesperson that has no respect and has not been taught the basic rules of engaging in an adult conversation, she is so tacky.

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