Trevor Noah, speaking to his Daily Show audience Tuesday night during an impassioned side monologue on a recent Alabama police shooting, questioned the Second Amendment’s inclusion of black Americans.
Addressing the recently admitted police killing of 21-year-old Emantic Bradford Jr., Noah wondered aloud why these situations continue to remain prevalent among American law enforcement. "So the question I ask myself is, how does this shit keep happening?" he said. "That's what they did here, they ran in they shot the guy and they were like 'We got him!' What's wild about the story for me is, even if we work in a world that police truly believe he was the shooter, how many times have we seen a shooter who is white and a man get talked down, you know what I mean?"
After referencing the outcomes of the Aurora and Charleston mass shootings, Noah continued: "There were so many things that bugged me about this story," he said. "From the looks of it, this was a good guy with a gun. That's what they always say, right? 'The good guy with a gun stops the crime.' But 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."
"At this point," Noah later added, "you start to realize that, really, the Second Amendment is not intended for black people."
See Noah's full Daily Show segment on the shooting up top.
In a recent interview with CNN, April Pipkins—Emantic Bradford Jr.'s mother—said an open-casket funeral service was likely not possible due to police shooting her son in the face. "I will never be able to see my son's face again or to look into his eyes or to hear him say, 'Mom, I love you,''' she said.
While Hoover police originally asserted that Emantic Bradford Jr. had been the gunman involved in a mall shooting, they later changed their story. The actual gunman, per the most recent reports, is apparently still at large.