Al Sharpton’s Brother Arrested Day After Anti-Gun Rally!

Few of you probably remember that Rosie O’Donnell had her own March For Our Lives nearly two decades ago. Back on Mother’s Day, 2000, Rosie held the Million Mom March for gun control, which garnered attendance that lived up to the March’s name.

Among the speakers at the march were Barabra Graham, a woman who had weeks earlier shot and paralyzed an innocent man she wrongly believed to be involved in the death of her son. When police searched her house, they uncovered three handguns and a TEC-9 submachine gun, which had been banned at the time, by the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban. For some reason, that didn’t disqualify her from speaking at the March.

That same month, Rosie’s bodyguard applied for a concealed gun permit. “O’Donnell expressed concern that publicity about her son’s attendance at a local school — coupled with the information that the guard would be unarmed — could make him vulnerable to harm.” Basically, she blamed pro-gun individuals for why she needed an armed guard. That’s an interesting way of saying “the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun,” isn’t it?

This past weekend’s March For Our Lives had some ironic parallels, especially when it comes to the participants’ own histories with gun violence. As the Washington Examiner reported:

The half-brother of Rev. Al Sharpton, also an activist whose group participated in Saturday’s anti-gun March For Our Lives, has been charged in a Sunday shooting death in Dothan, Ala.

Dothan police said that Rev. Kenneth Glasgow was the driver in a car linked to the murder of 23-year-old Breunia Jennings of Dothan by passenger Jamie Townes, 26.

Dothan Police Chief Steve Parrish said that Glasgow and Townes allegedly searched for Jennings, who they believe had stolen Townes’ car. When they found her, Townes allegedly shot Jennings as she drove, hitting her in the head. She died later.

I’d be tempted to give the March’s organizers the benefit of the doubt and assume they were giving Sharpton the presumption of innocence until found guilty, but a criminal record didn’t disqualify other speakers. Rapper Vic Mensa performed at the March For Our Lives, almost exactly one year after he was arrested for violating concealed-carry laws. As a result, he made $35,000 bail after one night in jail, then pleaded no contest and received two years’ probation.

I guess the organizers never bothered to type the names of their speakers into Google?

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Matt is the co-founder of Unbiased America and a freelance writer specializing in economics and politics. He’s been published in The American Thinker, Rare, The Foundation for Economic Education, The Ludwig von Mises Institute, and National Review. He is the author of the new book A Paradoxical Alliance: Islam and the Left. Follow him on Twitter at @MattPalumbo12.

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  • What we have here is another situation where Hollywood elites and those politically connected feel their right to have armed guards supersedes that of ordinary citizens for self-protection!! And in Uncle Al's half-brother, we have a case of the apple not falling far from the tree!!

  • Such people as the ones in this article make me sick. Hypocrites is the only way to describe them.

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