NRA spokesperson: Dallas shooting in which a cop killed a man in his own home "could have been very different" if the victim "was a law abiding gun owner"

NRA spokesperson: Dallas shooting in which a cop killed a man in his own home "could have been very different" if the victim "was a law abiding gun owner"

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From the September 10 edition of NRATV’s Relentless:

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DANA LOESCH (HOST): One of the other things that seems kind of extraordinary to me -- when you go, and this -- when you go into somebody’s house, things smell different, right? I mean, granted the lights are off, it’s still going to kind of look different. It’s going to kind of feel different. It’s going to smell different, because it’s just -- there’s different stuff and different people that live there. And I would just think -- I don’t know, maybe I’m assuming to much -- and granted, 15-hour shift, that’s a long shift. But still, your senses hit you before anything else does. And that, I don’t know, maybe I’m missing something, but that seems -- that that would obviously wake you up.             

JEFF HOUSTON [NRA CARRY GUARD DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS]: Yes, you would think so. And OK, 15-hour shift, yes, that’s a long day. And the job that a police officer has is often strenuous and can take a toll on you. But look, after 15 hours of hard work, one should not be in such a state of discoherence that you're walking in and not knowing that you’re in your own place. So, there’s just some really strange -- something strange is going on here. Not happy with this obviously, a guy is dead that did not need to be. So, the rangers will do a good job of investigating this, but it’s just a tragic thing.          

LOESCH: Right. 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.               

Previously:

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NRATV: Heroic Waffle House customer James Shaw Jr. could have stopped attack “permanently” if he had a gun

NRATV: Fresno victims “may have saved themselves if they were armed”

When mass shootings happen, the NRA and conservative media blame the victim

NRA's Ted Nugent calls unarmed victims of gun violence "losers"

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