The NRA is trying to incite violence against Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and former Rep. Gabby Giffords who almost lost her life in a mass shooting.
The NRA referred to Pelosi and Giffords as “target practice:”
This is a call for violence by the @NRA against @GabbyGiffords, who was nearly killed by gunfire and @SpeakerPelosi, the most powerful legislator in America. The NRA should face legal consequences. But let’s put them out of business with boycotts and ballot boxes. #EnoughIsEnough pic.twitter.com/XFTAg5XJWI
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) February 23, 2019
There is no other way to interpret the phrase target practice. The NRA was calling for violence against the most powerful woman in the United States. The NRA is an extremist organization that blocks efforts to curb gun violence because they are not an organization that represents the interests of responsible gun owners. The NRA is the powerful gun lobbying arm of gun manufacturers.
Every position that the NRA takes is designed with the intention of boosting profit for gun makers.
Pelosi and Giffords represent a threat to their profits, which is why the NRA has taken a violent posture.
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The NRA is trying to incite violence against Speaker Pelosi because the law is coming, they are running low on cash, and public opinion has turned against them. Like any criminal enterprise, they are getting desperate and extreme. Nancy Pelosi won’t be bullied, and she definitely won’t back down to threats from the NRA.
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