Despite widespread criticism of an NRA recruitment video that uses a thinly veiled call to arms against critics of the President, the organization refuses to take down the video. The video is so beyond the pale, we believe it is important for our political leaders to unequivocally denounce the NRA for inciting violence.
Please click here to sign our petition to Republican and Democratic Congressional leaders.
Using incendiary language and selective video clips, NRA spokeswomen Dana Loesch paints the protestors as violent demonstrators who “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.”
The video ends by telling NRA supporters the only way to “save our country” is with the “clenched fist of truth.” The narrative falsely suggests widespread violence by liberal protestors when in fact protests against the Trump administration have been overwhelmingly peaceful.
The fear mongering, race-baiting, us vs. them message of the video does not have a place in our democracy, no matter how polarized we are as a country.
Please click here to call on Congressional leaders to forcefully denounce the tactics of the NRA as wholly inappropriate to our political discourse. To stay silent is to be complicit in the NRA’s dangerous, bigoted agenda aimed at nothing more than stoking fear and violence to pump up sales and profits of gun manufacturers.
Thank you for making your voice heard,
CT Against Gun Violence
P.S. Please sign the petition now so we can deliver it to the Congressional leadership next week.