NRATV host Colion Noir taunted the survivors of the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, as they prepare to lead a march on Washington D.C. this Saturday to call for stronger gun safety regulations.
During the March 22 episode, Noir pointed to the recent Great Mills High School shooting in Maryland and told Parkland survivors he wishes an armed guard had stopped the shooting at their school because “your classmates would still be alive, and no one would know your names.”
“To all the kids from Parkland getting ready to use your First Amendment to attack everyone else’s Second Amendment at your march on Saturday, I wish a hero like [Great Mills High School resource officer] Blaine [Gaskill] had been at Marjory Douglas High School last month, because your classmates would still be alive, and no one would know your names. Because the media would have completely and utterly ignored your story the way they ignored his,” Noir said.
Hours after NRATV published the Noir episode, 16-year-old Jaelynn Willey, a victim of the Maryland school shooting, died from her injuries.
Noir also attacked the upcoming March For Our Lives student-led protest as “one-sided, logic-deprived, and intellectually dishonest” and called it a “festival masquerading as a march.”
He went on to question what the students are marching for, claiming that it “looks like a march to burn the Constitution and rewrite the parts that you all like in crayon.”
Media Matters reports:
In a March 19 teaser for his newest season, Noir used the Parkland shooting to suggest that school staff should be armed with assault weapons, asking, “What if the football coach who heroically sacrificed his life” during the Parkland shooting “had an AR-15 instead of empty hands?”
Noir has a history of attacking people who speak out after being impacted by gun violence. These latest videos follow Noir’s 2015 warning to the parents of slain Virginia journalist Alison Parker to not become “so emotional” that they turn their child’s murder “into a gun control dog-and-pony show minutes after the shooting because you can’t make sense of what happened.”
And in a video on his personal YouTube page, Noir criticized Kim Kardashian West’s support for National Gun Violence Awareness day by baselessly suggesting she has “severe mental illnesses” including “PTSD” after being robbed at gunpoint in Paris.
After the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, FL, Noir attacked calls for stronger gun laws by writing on Twitter, “Even children aren’t short sighted enough to think gun control is a rational response to terrorism. They say make the monster go away.”
Even children aren’t short sighted enough to think gun control is a rational response to terrorism. They say make the monster go away.
— Colion Noir (@MrColionNoir) June 13, 2016