The man cops say gunned down a Kentucky state trooper Sunday night has ties to the riots that gave birth to the Black Lives Matter movement, but the gun-grabbers didn’t waste any time trying to blame it all Monday on the NRA.
Kentucky State Trooper Joseph Ponder was fatally shot late Sunday while pursuing a man who fled a routine traffic stop on Interstate 24.
The suspect, Joseph Thomas Johnson-Shanks, was shot and killed Monday morning by troopers when he refused to drop his weapon at the end of a massive manhunt.
According to National Review, Johnson-Shanks is a resident of Florissant, Mo., near Ferguson, and has an arrest record that indicates he was part of the riots there following the death of Michael Brown.
The National Review reported:
According to online records, Johnson-Shanks had been arrested twice: in January 2014, for destruction of property; and in August 2014, for interfering with a police officer. Johnson-Shanks’s listed address is in Florissant, Mo., next door to Ferguson, and the date of his arrest — August 11 — coincides with the riots that broke out following the shooting death of Michael Brown; “interfering with a police officer” was a common charge during the protests.
But gun-grabbers have their own agenda, as always.
Less than 24 hours after Sunday’s tragic event, Shannon Watts, the founder of the anti-gun group Moms Demand Action, took to social media to make a full-throated claim that the National Rifle Association is to blame for the incident.
Is this an attempt to lay cover for the Black Lives Matter hate group that emerged from the ashes of Ferguson?
#NRA's agenda of guns anywhere, anytime, for anyone is resulting in police shooting deaths #Kentucky Trooper Ponder #gunsense
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) September 14, 2015
Never mind that the facts in the case are still being determined, the likelihood that Johnson-Shanks legally acquired the weapon he used to murder Trooper Ponder is remote, to say the least.
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Watts’ ill-timed comment is the continuation of an ongoing effort on her part to demonize the NRA, as seen a few days ago when she took umbrage with an ad by the pro-Seconnd Amendment group that featured conservative talk show host Dana Loesch.
Monday’s overreach provided Loesch with an opportunity to renew the budding rivalry between the two. Staying true to form, she did not mince her words, describing Watts’ remark as “ghoulish.”
Ghoulish.Criminals don’t buy from FFL, genius. Stop empowering criminals over the law-abiding. https://t.co/YCruiPvMKz
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) September 14, 2015
The reaction on social media suggests Loesch has plenty of company. Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
@shannonrwatts Wait, what? A #BlackLivesMatter and Ferguson protester shoots a police officer and you blame the NRA? Wow. Just wow.
— Jim Vat (@JimVat) September 14, 2015
@shannonrwatts or maybe it’s groups like yours pushing for legislation that protects criminals #WhateverItTakes
— ikickass4thelord (@ikikass4thelord) September 14, 2015
.@shannonrwatts You’re a pathological liar. Like all Progs, you can win your argument with facts. Please delete yourself #gunsense
— The 57th State ℅EF™ (@EF517_V2) September 14, 2015
@EF517_V2 @shannonrwatts Oh look! Shannon Watts is grave dancing and lying again. Must be a day ending in Y.
— Hana Five O (@HanaFiveO) September 14, 2015
@shannonrwatts That’s not the @NRA agenda, and you know it. liar.
— Utesbyfive (@Utesbyfive) September 14, 2015
@shannonrwatts No, it’s idiots like you who want to disarm law-abiding citizens while encouraging #BlackLivesMatter thugs. You are insane.
— Robert Montgomery (@rmandetroit) September 14, 2015
@shannonrwatts Criminals will ALWAYS have guns. It’s my RIGHT to protect myself against you and your criminal pals. Just ask @SheriffClarke
— THE LORD D (@TheLordD__) September 14, 2015
@shannonrwatts No, it’s Obama’s agenda causing police shooting deaths
— 13Stripes (@RWA60) September 14, 2015
@DLoesch Her mindless followers feed on her lies; she feeds on the power & money they bestow upon her. She’s a huckster like Al Sharpton.
— Michael Liu (@spyguy8080) September 14, 2015
@DLoesch She thinks exploiting this trooper’s death will somehow excuse her from her disgusting comments about Officer Weaver on 9/11…Not!
— NicUilleam (@shieldmaidn) September 14, 2015
@DLoesch Shes getting more unhinged and ridiculous by the day. Her grave dancing is typical and disgusting @shannonrwatts
— Hana Five O (@HanaFiveO) September 14, 2015
@DLoesch Still at it with that clown? @shannonrwatts
— Lewis (@LSU49) September 14, 2015
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