An article in the NRA’s “The American Rifleman” March 2019 issue has set the left off with accusations that the group is calling for “political violence” against liberals.
The main photo of the article features a photo of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and former Rep. Gabby Giffords alongside a headline reading, “Target Practice.”
The article set the left off something fierce.
One of the worst hatemongers in Congress, Rep. Eric Swalwell of California stampeded to his Twitter account to denounce the NRA.
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) February 23, 2019
Swalwell was not the only extreme leftist who went mad over the NTRA’s article. Many others hit Twitter to go on the attack.
The NRA published a magazine headline “target practice” with a photo of Speaker Nancy Pelosi and former Rep Gabby Giffords. We must condemn this intentional, outrageous criminal incitement. We cannot allow this hate speech to stop common sense gun violence prevention.
— Christine Pelosi (@sfpelosi) February 23, 2019
Magazine covers and titles are highly thought out. People get paid a lot of money on decisions like this. The decision in NRA magazine to have an article titled Target Practice next to photo of Pelosi and Giffords is intentional. This is incitement of violence and not OK! https://t.co/63mXCLn6UN
— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) February 23, 2019
Clearly, these liberals cannot read. Because, far from “targeting Democrats,” the article says just the opposite; that Democrats are targeting gun owners.
The article is about how Democrats are targeting gun owners with a wide range of new gun laws meant to gut the Second Amendment.
There wasn’t a single thing that “incited violence” in the NRA article.
But it is a given that we can’t expect liberals to be able to read for content.
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