The far left is completely delusional and are losing their grip on reality. The NRA has always maintained that guns are critical for self protection, but that is a falsehood used to market guns to the afraid and weak. The facts are stark and the NRA is losing their footing.
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program’s Supplementary Homicide Report, in 2012 there were only 259 justifiable homicides involving private citizen gun owners. The report also indicated that there were 1.2 million violent crimes including: murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Basically, there were 1.2 million instances where there was the potential for a justified homicide, yet there were 259 across the country. These 259 justifiable homicides pale in comparison to the 8,342 criminal homicides, 20,666 suicides and the 548 fatal unintentional suicides all committed with guns. According to the Violence Policy Center, that is one justifiable killing for every 32 murders, suicides or accidental deaths 2012 alone. Those facts kept in mind, blow the NRA’s self protection claims out of the water!
The NRA released a new ad targeting the liberals and the media, implying that the option left is to grab your gun and aim to kill. Dana Loesch, who is a conservative media personality and NRA spokeswoman said this in the ad:
‘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. I’m the National Rifle Association of America, and I’m freedom’s safest place.’
The ad is little more than clips of protesting set with overly dramatic music in black and white. The message, however, seems to be a call to conservatives to get their guns and kill or be killed. Disgusting.
Here is the NRA’s call to war:
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