Another Democrat, another narrative pushed.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy made an extremely defamatory remark about the National Rifle Association (NRA) on Monday, calling the NRA a “terrorist organization.”
“The NRA today is a far cry from the NRA that in 1999 said that teachers shouldn't carry weapons in schools,” Malloy said, according to Fox 61 - Hartford. “Or in the 90’s said we should have universal background checks. They have in essence become a terrorist organization.”
This only adds fuel to the fire that the Left began condemning the NRA in the aftermath of the Parkland,Fla. school shooting on Valentine’s Day that claimed the lives of 17 people. The NRA had nothing to do with the shooting in Parkland.
Not to be outdone, Hartford, Conn. Mayor Luke Bronin also took the NRA to task for the organization’s stance that they educate their members and others on how to safely use firearms.
“The idea that the NRA should be recognized as a voice for gun safety is ridiculous,” Bronin said.
The blowback against the NRA from the Left has distracted from the fact that Parkland shooter was not trained by the NRA, despite many Left-leaning news sites that reported that he was. The NRA witch hunt has also distracted from the mistakes made by the FBI and the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.
In response to Malloy's remarks, the NRA's Jennifer Baker released a statement:
The NRA is comprised of over five million law-abiding citizens many of whom are teachers, doctors, policeman, farmers , moms and dads residing in Connecticut. So let’s be clear Governor Malloy just called tens of thousands of his constituents terrorists.
Voters are fed up with politicians who engage in political stunts and childish name calling rather than serious policy discussions aimed at making our schools and communities safer. A perfect example is the absurd political stunt to remove NRA trainers from the permitting process in Connecticut. No organization in the world does more to promote the safe and responsible use of firearms than the NRA.
The NRA’s Basics of Pistol Shooting course is the best training available for anyone seeking to carry a concealed firearm for self-protection. Public safety isn’t improved by eliminating the NRA training and standards for Connecticut’s permit holders or by calling people who disagree with you terrorists.
NRA members love our children and want them to be safe just as much as anyone else we just disagree that punishing law-abiding citizens who want to exercise their constitutional right to self-defense is the way to achieve that goal.
No matter your opinion on guns, calling the NRA a “terrorist organization” is irresponsible and just plain false.
H/T: Washington Times