Looks Like It's Time to Drum Up Some Business
Gun sales have been down since Trump's election.
Not coincidentally, the National Rifle Association last month released an ad so graphic it would make Gandhi want to get strapped.
The script, delivered with a terrifying vengeance by NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch, bears transcribing in full:
“They use their media to assassinate real news. They use their schools to teach children that their president is another Hitler. They use their movie stars and singers and comedy shows and award shows to repeat their narrative over and over again. And then they use their ex-president to endorse the ‘resistance’. All to make them march. Make them protest. Make them scream racism and sexism and xenophobia and homophobia. To smash windows, burn cars, shut down interstates and airports, bully and terrorize the law-abiding. Until the only option left is for the police to do their jobs and stop the madness. And when that happens, they’ll use it as an excuse for their outrage. The only way we stop this, the only way we save our country and our freedom, is to fight this violence of lies with the clenched fist of truth.”
How to help stop the NRA's promotion of violence
Still scratching your head and wondering if this is real? Yup, it is. But if you’re looking for a parody, Sarah Silverman had a good one a few years ago.
Read the open letter the Women’s March just sent to the NRA. The key line: “At a time when our nation is seeing a rise in racially charged incidents and violence motivated by hate speech, it is unconscionable for a powerful organization like yours to unashamedly peddle an 'us versus them' narrative. You are calling for our grassroots, nonviolent resistance movement to be met with violence.”
More than 33,000 people are fatally shot each year in the United States. Connect with and support gun control groups as they fight enormous odds against a well-funded NRA:
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
Everytown for Gun Safety
Stop Handgun Violence
Violence Policy Center
Americans for Responsible Solutions