Besides gun control, organizers for the “March for our Lives” have been advocating for stricter background checks.
They failed to live up to their own standards.
It appears organizers did not properly vet or perform background checks on the performers at their own event, as one had an arrest just last year – on a gun charge.
Doc Thompson of The Blaze first reported that rapper Vic Mensa, who performed at the “March for our Lives” rally, was arrested last year on a gun charge: specifically, carrying a handgun without a proper permit. He eventually paid a fine and was given probation for the offense.
At the rally, Mensa dedicated his song to “all the unarmed black men killed by police weapons.”
Vic Mensa’s gonna dodge jail time in his loaded gun case after cutting a deal, unless he chooses jail over cutting a check.
The D.A.’s office tells TMZ the Roc Nation rapper will get 2 years probation after pleading no contest to carrying a concealed firearm in his car. The second count of carrying an unregistered loaded firearm was dropped.
He could’ve gotten as much as 2 years in jail, but now he’s free and clear if he pays $500. He does have another option — serve 2 days in jail. Since he just dropped his new album, “The Autobiography” … we’re guessing he’ll pay. He also has to cover $1,325 in restitution.
TMZ broke the story … Vic was busted back in March for carrying a loaded gun after cops stopped him for running a stop sign in Bev Hills. He told cops he had a concealed gun permit, but it was for another state.
Here is the performance by Vic Mensa at the March for our Lives.
But wait, there’s more! Mensa gave an interview to MTV at the march, in which he called for a ban on AR-15s and “similar weapons,” and criticized Fox News for indoctrinating people.