In the video below, NRA commentator and former SEAL Dom Raso weighs in on the NFL players’ “take a knee during the National Anthem” controversy. No prizes for predicting where he stands. But guess how many times he says the word “stand.” And boy does Mr. Raso lay it on thick . . .
With a pianist playing the National Anthem in the background, Mr. Raso lets it be known that he considers the players’ protest a slap in the face of the military men and women who served this country proudly, including those who sacrificed their lives for the liberties Americans enjoy.
Mr. Raso makes no mention of the original reason for the protest: the false allegation that white police officers are shooting and killing innocent black men, motivated by both personal and systemic racism.
While Mr. Raso isn’t the guy to do it, one wonders why the NRA hasn’t renewed its defense of police officers. The NRA is closerthanthis with law enforcement. A video from, say, Sheriff Clarke, could re-focus the “debate” on the players’ misplaced rationale, away from their “right” to protest while working for a private employer on private property.
By opposing NFL players without speaking to the heart of the matter, the NRA fuels progressives’ ongoing efforts to portray NRA members as racist OFWGs. Then again, the lines are drawn. What good would a rational argument against the NFL protest do?