Robert often accuses gun control advocates of “dancing in the blood of victims.” When a firearms-related tragedy occurs, they use the incident in order to further their civilian disarmament agenda. Normally, I consider the blood dancing charge hyperbole. But a newly leaked email from Hillary Clinton’s campaign reveals her staffers literally rejoicing that a black teenager was shot and killed because they could use his death to advance the cause of gun control.
The email began as a request for an essay by Clinton from Marie Claire who was partnering with Harvard University on a study about women and guns but it quickly devolved into brainstorming ideas on how to push the campaign’s anti-gun and racial narratives.
The team began discussing an article published in “The Guardian” where the mother of Jordan Davis, a black teenager murdered by a white man for playing music loud, called the killing a “legal lynching” despite the fact that the murderer, Michael David Dunn, was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.
De’Ara Balenger, the director of engagement for “Hillary for America” could hardly contain her excitement.
“This is great,” she wrote. “The only flag here is that Jordan Davis was killed by a white man, so arguably – this crime was racially motivated, which takes this outside the discussion of gun violence.
By shooting into a car full of teenagers, Michael Dunn probably didn’t realize at the time that besides committing first degree murder, he was also doing the Clinton campaign a political favor. The only downside: the inconvenient fact that Dunn happens to be white which had the unfortunate side effect of taking some of the attention away from the anti-gun angle of the crime. After all, it’s always best to keep your narrative clean an easy to exploit for easy public consumption.
Oh well, sometimes you just have to persevere and make the best of an imperfect situation.