This is absolutely disgusting.
While most Americans are screaming for gun control in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in American history, the National Rifle Association is saying mass shootings are a good thing.
59 people died and more than 500 were wounded when a gunman fired an automatic assault weapon into a crowd of 22,000 concertgoers in Las Vegas on Sunday night.
Conservatives immediately offered only “thoughts and prayers” while Democrats called for taking action to prevent future shootings.
The NRA remained silent the next day, apparently planning how they intend to spin the tragedy.
And their plan should outrage everyone.
During an appearance on Fox News on Wednesday morning, NRA pundit Antonia Okafor called pushing for gun control laws “insane” and claimed that America has been putting such laws in place to no avail.
“We have Baltimore, we have Chicago, we have St. Louis, we have all these places that are ridden with violence,” Okafor said. “And we’ve implemented more and more gun control as the years have gone on. So, the policy is not working.”
Actually, conservatives and the NRA have spent years tearing down gun control laws, and guns flow into these cities from the outside where gun laws are even weaker.
But then Okafor claimed that mass shootings are a good thing because they will unite Americans in support of Donald Trump.
One thing I love about — unfortunately — these tragedies that happen, the reaction from the American people coming together. And one thing I think we’re very good at is problem solving. And so I believe if we’re willing to change the direction that we’ve been in before… you know, we voted for President Trump because we wanted a difference. I think it’s important that if we listen to our president, if we listen to the leadership and the advice that he has in the future going on forward that we can actually make change in this horrible circumstance so that this doesn’t happen in the future.
That’s right. The NRA “loves” when these tragedies happen. And now they claiming that mass shootings are the way to get Americans to line up behind Trump.
Here’s the video via YouTube.
This claim will likely cause more gun nuts to commit more mass shootings because now they will think such shootings will help Trump succeed. This statement by the NRA is completely irresponsible and dangerous.
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