If you haven’t seen this ad yet, it’s pretty disturbing. It’s the NRA’s way of throwing the rock and hiding their hand as they rally their supporters together with a campaign of fear. The ad ignites Trumpsters by labeling anyone who protests against Trump to arm themselves; the ad infers that people who are not protesting are “law-abiding citizens” while protesters are violent, smashing windows, burning cars, bullying and terrorizing law-abiding citizens. It is propaganda 101, and it is the type of propaganda that will work with a not-so-smart, gun toting, weak person filled with fear.
This NRA ad is an open call to violence to protect white supremacy. If I made a video like this, I’d be in jail. pic.twitter.com/LD65yMUMVn
— deray mckesson (@deray) June 29, 2017
As far as anyone who has ever protested, we should all take this video as an act of violence and a threat to us personally, and to the democracy that gives a person the right to protest. Spreading a message that protesters are fighting with the “violence of lies” and the only way to stop them is with the “clenched fist of truth” is slowly pouring fuel on the fire for tensions brewing here in the U.S.
Tamika Mallory drafted an open letter to the NRA demanding that they take down the ad and apologize to the American people. The NRA responded by creating another four minute clip titled, “We Don’t Apologize for Telling The Truth”
— NRATV (@NRATV) July 1, 2017
What we have to understand is that here in America, groups like the NRA believe in the freedom to do certain things, like the right to bear arms, and only those freedoms that benefit them, and people like them. Protesting is just as much of a right as bearing arms, however because it does not fit into the agenda of the Trump administration and the NRA, their job is to turn people against it protesters by doing what they do best, initiating fear.
— Tamika D. Mallory (@TamikaDMallory) July 2, 2017
The founder of the Women’s March are asking that folks join in on a March Against the NRA, July 14, 2017 to show the NRA that women will not be intimidated. The mass demonstration will be held in Virginia, but they are asking that anyone who believes in the rights of all people join in solidarity for the cause.
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>On July 14, Women’s March & partners will mobilize a mass demonstration from <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/NRA2DOJ?src=hash”>#NRA2DOJ</a>. We will not be intimidated.<a href=”https://t.co/7LkVDeh8TK”>https://t.co/7LkVDeh8TK</a> <a href=”https://t.co/1Ypftlhnsv”>pic.twitter.com/1Ypftlhnsv</a></p>— Women's March (@womensmarch) <a href=”https://twitter.com/womensmarch/status/882274668874526720″>July 4, 2017</a></blockquote>
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