Killer Mike issues apology for NRA TV interview regarding gun ownership

Killer Mike defends NRA membership as #BlackTwitter comes after him

National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun violence.

Although most progressive black folks didn't have issue with the concept of black gun ownership, that Mike went on NRATV, an organization that has always been accused of racism and anti-black rhetoric, was confounding for most. "That was unfair to you and it was wrong, and it disparaged some very noble work you're doing".

In the earlier interview, Killer Mike said that he forbid his kids from participating in National Walkout Day because they are a gun-owning family that supports the Second Amendment.

On Thursday evening, NRA TV posted a clip on its YouTube channel entitled "A march for their lies" where the host addressed the Parkland students and said that if their friends hadn't died, "no one would know your names".

"I'm sorry, guys", said Killer Mike in the video post.

"I'm sorry that an interview I did about a minority, black people in this country, and gun rights was used as a weapon against you guys", he said.

Mike (legally known as Michael Render) said he called upon the influence of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and agreed to be interviewed by "people I might not always agree with, to listen to them".

He said: "You can't continue to be the lackey".

"I am personally incredibly inspired and blown away by the bravery and emotion of an entire generation of young people standing up and trying to change the world".

I don't understand Killer Mike's NRATV comments.

He ended by encouraging America's teens to keep organizing for causes they believe in.

"That simple", Bender told NRATV. We are a family where my sister farms. He claimed he told his son to not walk out because he is "failing math".

"My interview ... was supposed to be something that continued a conversation or that helped the conversation happen that I felt needed to happen", he adds before maintaining his interview was "not done in contrast to your march". "She's not serving the people of the NRA, because the people that are joining the NRA, 99.9% of them are unbelievable people that just want to be safe, responsible gun owners".

Killer Mike has since apologised, saying, "Sorry my interview about "black gun owners" was used in the wrong way but, hey it's people having far worse days".

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