Trevor Noah Speaks Out on Alabama Shooting: ‘The Second Amendment Is Not Intended for Black People’

Trevor Noah took a break from his more comedic brand of political commentary on Tuesday night’s episode of “The Daily Show” to speak candidly about the police shooting of a black Army veteran in Alabama on Thanksgiving.

Emantic Bradford Jr. was shot and killed by police officers at a mall in Hoover, Alabama. Officers initially said that Bradford Jr. was the suspect in a shooting that occurred in the mall, but now they say he was simply holding a firearm when officers arrived.

The killing has caused outrage across the nation. By all accounts, Bradford — a U.S. Army veteran and lawful gun owner — embodied the mythical “good guy with a gun” so often discussed by gun rights advocates.

Noah spoke candidly about the shooting on his show and offered a stark conclusion: “The Second Amendment is not intended for black people.”

The host noted that, even if police officers truly did believe Bradford Jr. was the shooter, a number of white men who have carried out mass shootings were apprehended alive.

“Like the shooting that happened in Aurora,” Noah said. “The Batman movie — guy went in with an arsenal, I mean he didn’t just have one gun — the police talked him down, they didn’t kill him.”

Noah highlighted similar circumstances surrounding the 2015 Emanuel AME Church shooting in Charleston, where the perpetrator was captured alive after killing nine people. In other shootings committed by white men, Noah pointed out how they often take their own lives.

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“And there were so many things that bugged me about this story because, by the looks of it, it sounds like this guy was a good guy with a gun,” Noah said.

Noah compared Bradford Jr. to the stereotypical “good guy with a gun” touted by groups like the National Rifle Association. “But then if the good guy with a gun happens to be a black good guy with a gun, they don’t get any of the benefits,” he said.

The host reached a conclusion that has been echoed by many since the police shooting death of Philando Castile, and the subsequent silence from the nation’s largest gun-rights organization.

“At this point, you start to realize that really the Second Amendment is not intended for black people,” he said. “It’s an uncomfortable thing to say, but it’s the truth.”

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KhyberRifle
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Noah is a comedian for uck’s sake, from S Africa of all places – the unfunniest and most racist civilization on earth these days; well, except for San Salvador and Yemen. Pretty sure no one In Joberg or Captetown laughs at his jokes

Jay Timmons
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Our own vets,who could train a legal militia ,that the founders of this country put the right in for ,and its so important that it is the second one on the list behind the one im using now freedom of speech ,which that one also is under attack most lefty news sites wont let you leave comments any more ,look at huffington post and smart news.

Jay Timmons
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They are scared that a militia could actually be enacted to get justice since they are the ones who control police and military,and they are the ones our tax money pays for body guards and nice gated communities. Remember vietnam ,had no airforce and fought us off with rifles and small arms ,the same in the middle east and south america ,so the best way to stop that is take the guns,how do you do it in America ,convince the people its for their own good ,and biggest threat isnt terrorists its

Jay Timmons
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Propaganda and ask yourself this ,with empirical data overwhelmingly proving gun violence has been on the decline since the 80s after the media quit showcasing gang violence,the number of guns sold during obamas admin were the highest in U.S. history,why do they want rifles so badly when most shootings are done with handguns and almost all semi auto hand guns have 30 round aftermarket magazinessame capacity and rate of fire as rifles? I think it is because some of these people are so corrupt

Jay Timmons
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Violence by thousands to one on the good guy side,it helps women be safe ,my wife has a permit and knows how to use properly,has had to save both of us from a angry man threatening us with a gun in a parking lot because my doggie barked at him,and once on her way into work a man tried to reach in her car window.besides the feeling of safety.did this guy as colion noir to make statement ,african american spokesman for the nra .no .please see through this before you decide to rewrite the second

Jay Timmons
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On the internet(please read my posts in reverse from bottom to top )sorry for the multiple posts but this issue makes me very sad,and i would like a real solution ,not a segway into repe wa ling a right that i and all americans have enjoyed and has kept us overall safe,when posting stories the media only gives a small view of stats hardly any homocides are done with rifles assault or other ,the stats include police shootings and suicide and accidents ,they never show that far more guns have stop

Jay Timmons
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Trump was elected,so kill the power base ,everyone points to the problem but the only solutions givin are the same old dont do anything but criminalize legal gun owners,why cant we get together and admit the media is responsible for 80%of the rise in mass shootings ,they did a study on this back when celebs were committing suicide and found that the coverage was subconciously infectious, so the media did ablackout and found the phenomenon to stop ,this can be corroborated with a little research

Jay Timmons
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So sad once again a tragedy strikes and the loony lefys propaganda wing jumps in and trashes second amendment ,did the left wing media ask the nra to respond ,doubtful since the left does not want a debate ,this man leaves out the fact the black panthers had killed lots of people and advocated for the second and used it,and some were taken alive to stand trial ,people make mistakes and nowadays the propaganda machine will do anything they can to trash the 2nd and nra,probably because in reality

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