NEW YORK (Yaakov M / VINnews) — This week it was discovered that Shaun King, a Black Lives Matter activist, used donor funds to purchase a $40,000 designer guard dog.
On Tuesday, King explained that he spent the exorbitant sum to defend his family, because New York City “won’t even allow me to have a gun.”
So the BLM leader, who is highly influential in the movement to defund the police, is pro-second amendment.
You cannot make this stuff up.
According to the Washington Examiner, King used funds that were donated to his political action committee to buy the canine, citing concerns about “white supremacist threats”.
King wrote on Instagram Tuesday that he requires a guard dog because “New York City won’t even allow me to have a gun” and “New Jersey doesn’t have stand your ground laws and hardly allows you to even own guns.”
The purchase was announced after King’s Grassroots Law PAC paid $40,650 to a dog company for “contractor services.”
He added that the $40,000 is “not even close” to what it really takes to keep his family safe.
“I need you to know this so that you understand why our family not only needs a guard dog at home, but 24/7 security wherever we go,” King wrote. “White supremacists and people who’ve meant my family harm have now shown up to our last three homes. Multiple times.”
“I’ve had hundreds of death threats — including from police, military snipers, and white supremacist groups…So know this, when you see reports about the money it costs to keep me and my family safe, it’s nowhere near enough,” King added. “Not at all. Not even close.”
King’s Grassroots Law PAC is influential in the “defund the police” movement, having raised nearly $4 million to elect radical leftist politicians who will “fight to end mass incarceration and police violence.”
Scott Walter, president of the conservative Capital Research Center, says while no laws were broken, the purchase is a slap in the face to donors.
“This luxury dog expense may not be illegal for a PAC, but it shows little respect for King’s donors,” said Walter.