Talk about mixed messages. They don’t want gun violence, yet they honor a violent felon committing the very crime they oppose? Strange.
On Friday, the 19th of September 2014, anti-self-defense group North Carolinians Against Gun Violence will hosted a “Memorial Service” for Nigel Scarlett, who was killed by gunfire on December 11th of 2011.
They will undoubtedly once again call for bans on firearms, firearms registration disguised as “Universal Background Checks,” and further restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms.
Conspicuously absent will be any mention of the fact that Nigel Scarlett was a convicted felon. Previously convicted of Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury, plus a wide assortment of misdemeanors including illegally carrying a concealed firearm, Mr. Scarlett is sadly typical of homicide victims.
Grass Roots North Carolina takes no position on the current self-defense case of the person accused of murdering Mr. Scarlett. We express our confidence that once all the facts are before a jury, a fair and just verdict will be reached. We do, however, object to a violent criminal’s death being used to attack our civil rights.