NRA Delays Ad Campaign In Wake Of Las Vegas

The Hill reports:

The National Rifle Association (NRA) has delayed political advertisements in Virginia in the wake of a mass shooting in Las Vegas that left more than 58 people dead and more than 500 injured.

The nation’s largest gun rights organization had originally booked $32,000 in cable television advertising to begin Tuesday, according to Advertising Analytics, a nonpartisan ad-buying firm that keeps tabs on the television market.

Now, those advertisements will begin on Oct. 10. At the same time, the NRA will devote just more than $1 million to ads airing on broadcast networks in markets around Virginia.

  • Rex

    Because in 8 days we’ll have forgotten all about what happened in Las Vegas.

    • Blake J Butler

      Till the next major massacre.

    • TrueWords

      TRUTH…we are a nation with DEEP and TRAUMATIC memory loss…

      • David Walker

        And a huge dose of ignore-ance.

    • Would’ve happened even before the howling orange shitgibbon took office, and now I’d be surprised if it takes even that long.

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      What happened in Vegas, stays in Vegas?

  • gaycuckhubby
  • ByronK

    I don’t trust this announcement. I mean, when has the NRA ever shown respect for shooting victims?

    • Lizard

      They don’t have respect for shooting victims. They have a keen sense for bad PR.

      • Nowhereman

        That’s all it is. It’s like an airline pulling ads for a few weeks after the latest outrage against a minority passenger.

    • Todd20036

      Never. Think Sandy Hook as proof.

    • gaycuckhubby

      They’re not changing anything they’re just counting on America’s short attention span

      • ByronK

        “Squirrel!! (Release the hounds ads).

      • bkmn

        A few new episodes of The Voice or a couple of NASCAR races will make everything fine again.

        • gaycuckhubby

          By next week we’ll be embroiled in a new Trump made controversy

      • Nowhereman

        It’s also taking attention away from the Trump administration’s horrible handling of Puerto Rico.

  • watchthewingnuts
  • Rex

    If they’re so proud of their message, why the delay?

  • bkmn

    Just a delay tactic, that is all.

  • Leo

    The VA targeting is deliberate for the governor’s race. Reminder on that: Gillespie’s now within the margin of error in most polling.

  • AW

    The NRA is a terrorist organization.

    • AW

      the NRA is to responsible gun owners as ISIS is to all Muslims.

    • Bert_Bauer

      Correction: The NRA, like the Klan, is a CONSERVATIVE terrorist organization.

  • Rex

    Of all the things that our country should be ashamed of, the pervasiveness of gun violence should be right at the top of the list.

    • Todd20036


  • Leo
    • Nowhereman

      Gunnuts wouldn’t know logic if it shot them in the butt. Imagine if people who kill people had to use only their bare hands? It would at least slow the “American Carnage” down. Oh–my bad. It’s only carnage if scary black people or gawdless moose-lambs do it…

      • Mike, Agent of S.O.R.O.S.

        It’s only carnage if a symbiote bonds with a homicidal maniac.

  • MikeBx2

    Yes, they wouldn’t want to seem insensitive. /s

  • Gustav2
  • Jay George
    • jerry

      Not to mention the rest of the NRA board which, since the early ’90s, has been almost exclusively gun manufacturers.

  • Adam Stevens

    Women have the power to end this whenever they would like to step up, organzine, and assume power.

    Women hold the majority and can stop the insanity of their men. They just need to decide that they are tired of their men killing their children and others.

    Women are our only hope at this point.

    Men will destroy the world and everything in it.

  • Chris H.

    What in bloody hell does any citizen need a silencer or armor piercing ammo for???!!!

  • Lazycrockett

    So in NV how many cases of guns can you carry into a hotel before maid staff gets suspicious?

  • Rebecca Gardner

    I still cannot get over the Hearing Protection Act. That has to be the stupidest idea yet. I’ve shot silenced weapons. They sound exactly like you just racked the gun. All you hear are the moving parts.

    Imagine last night with a silenced machine gun. Nobody would hear it over the music. Everybody would be listening to the music and enjoying themselves while those around them started to drop dead. The death toll would probably 3x what it is.

    Listen to the rifle on full auto at the start, then jump to 7:37 to hear it silenced.

    • My dad (now deceased) was a gun dealer. I’ve shot silenced weapons, too.

      And I can’t get over the fact civilians can still get their hands on fully automatic weapons, whether directly or by those easy-to-buy mod kits which turn semi- into full-.

      I mean, I know in most cases it’s illegal. But right now it’s not illegal enough. Mere possession ought to equal decades in prison.

      Let’s also not forget the other bill under consideration right now in Congress is one which would make it legal to buy armor-piercing bullets.

      However, lost among all the 2nd Amendment talk is the fact we’ve seen proven over and over again: It does not apply to people of color. Only white folks.

      • Rebecca Gardner

        Your last paragraph is so depressingly true.

      • Todd20036

        A black man tried open carrying the way white people did, and he was surrounded by police and forced to lie down.
        I’m betting that only because he was being filmed was he not shot on the spot.

    • Steverino

      M16 practice while lined up on the ground in close quarters on a firing range in Security Police School in the Air Force during basic training back in 1968 led to irreversible hearing loss in hubby to where as of over seven years ago, he has rated a 100% disability rating from the V/A. So indeed they are loud, and should be. It was the asshole drill instructor who refused to give hubby and his fellow Airmen ear protectors on the range, saying “they don’t hand out ear protectors in ‘Nam!”

      “Hearing Protection Act,” my ass. As usual, right-wing titles to proposed legislation divert attention (surprise, surprise) from what the legislation is actually designed to accomplish. You would think it should be a law mandating that gun owners wear ear protection, and not just on the firing range as they already do. It should rather be titled the “Sniper Protection Act.”

      • Rebecca Gardner

        My Dad lost a lot of his hearing in one ear while in the military when, apparently, someone let an M60 rip when he was not clear from it after loading it for him or something. That must have been so loud.

        Don’t you hate the cute names these psychopaths give to bills that are specifically designed to do harm to the 99%.
        Hearing Protection Act
        Patriot Act

        • Steverino

          He and I were discussing this issue earlier, and of course he understands and gives a big eyeroll to what they are calling this legislation, compared to what they really are trying to accomplish. I told him it’s a good thing he doesn’t want wingnut welfare, because he would be a perfect poster boy to make a few bucks from the NRA for their phony propaganda.

    • Joe in PA

      I got as far as “and then I’ll flip the fun switch”. JFC.

  • But don’t worry, they’ll wait maybe a week, THEN run the ads. Meantime, there’s almost no doubt the NRA’s accounting department is cutting fresh checks for all of their paid-for lackeys in Congress.

  • TrueWords

    The NRA have to update their highlight reel with the new footage to fan the flames…

  • BeaverTales

    What a mess this country became, and now people can’t even publicly criticize it.

    • Silver Badger

      The hell we can’t. Watch.

  • GanymedeRenard

    And remember, guns are nice and good and pretty only if possessed by the right people, i.e., white, Anglo-Saxon, Protestant, heterosexual, cisgender males. 2nd amendment rights for me, no amendments for you.

  • james1200
    • TrueWords

      The second picture is MORE apt…

    • Ken M

      Where do you get clothes that BIG?

    • GanymedeRenard

      Is it shallow for me to say that I think the first gif is kinda hot? Oh, never mind. XD

      • james1200

        That dude will fuck you and then he’ll REALLY fuck you.

        • GanymedeRenard

          I’m all for it as long as he puts his gun (not THAT gun) aside. 😉

      • Todd20036

        Yes, yes you are. And I KNOW shallow.

        • GanymedeRenard

          Hi Todd! Need company? (Insert Devil emoji here)

      • Daveed_WOW

        If you’re that shallow, come to my end of the pool.

        • GanymedeRenard

          Gladly. 😉

    • Ken M

      “Stop or I’ll sit..Stop or I’ll sit !! ” uh “shoot”

    • Todd20036

      That guy will never have to worry about any weapon’s kickback.

      • William

        He’ll be jiggling for a week.

    • William

      Or this, if they are really talented.

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  • Ken M

    Nothing in the second Amendment about the militia having the right to be quiet.

  • DaveMiller135

    I hope it’s another cringe-inducing screed about how NRA members are going to rise up and shoot everyone else with their big guns. And I hope they play it.

    • I’m beginning to think they’re deliberately trying to create a white nationalist insurrection, and this is the part where they ensure their members are better armed than the police or military. Or at least achieve parity.

      • GanymedeRenard


  • Do Something Nice

    I voted for Clinton in November and supported Sanders in the primary. But I was never Sanders groupie, in part, because of his association with the NRA and spotty record on gun legislation.

    This organization is toxic.

    • Same. I never counted either candidate as ideal or perfect—neither Clinton nor Sanders. In 2015, I vowed to support whichever Democrat won the nomination, and in ’16 renewed it when it looked like the wheezing KFC-gobbling racist was going to win the GOP nom.

      On the Clinton side, I felt she was indeed too chummy with corporate interests and often too ‘triangulating’ in terms of supporting popular goals, like single-payer healthcare. But on the other side, Sanders pro-gun / pro-NRA voting record gave me pause, too.

      The NRA used to be dedicated to gun safety, sensible gun laws, and basically sport hunting. They’ve turned into a terrorist-supporting organization, and now openly flirt with advocating insurrection.

      • Prost Seattle

        Yeah, we sure showed Goldman Sachs didn’t we?

  • Ben in Oakland

    the morals of a congressman.

  • JHunter
    • Karl Dubhe

      Hoping he’s getting good care.

    • Todd20036

      Fuck. He’s an ally, too.

  • bambinoitaliano
    • Todd20036

      damn right

    • JCF

      Conversely (as I prefer), recognize MENTAL ILLNESS among the non-white, and Muslims, also.

      It’s so easy to (as Drumpf did today) say “this is pure Evil”.

      Babies come into the world HELPLESS, not murderous. There are reasons (both internal, and external) they BECOME murderous. Let’s work on SOLVING those reasons/causes, OK???

      [And get rid of the FUCKING ASSAULT WEAPONS!!!]

  • JWC

    this would be a most appropriate time for the NRA to shut the Fuck up How many times and ways can this organization falsely defend theur cause

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    $32,000? What’s that in rubles?

  • Leo

    OT. About 3 different Russiagate stories got lost in the mess today. The latest:

    • Of course there were more meetings…

    • The_Wretched

      At some point it becomes clear that the Trump Campaign was in regular contact with Russia and Russian operatives. I suspect the Kushner and Prince ‘back channel’ escapades were to continue conversation from the WH – having the US intel community potentially able to listen in was a risk they didn’t want to take.

      • I’d say we’re at that point right now. Between the meetings, emails, phone calls, computer server connections, attempts to hide contacts from U.S. intelligence… it was an electoral coup.

    • JCF

      THANK YOU!!!!

      Now, if I had the (psycho-)mentality of an Alex Jones, I’d say that the Vegas Massacre was designed to distract us from Russia-Gate…

      …but obviously, unlike Jones, I can recognize a sick coincidence.

    • Halou

      How many meetings with the Russians can there be with these people? Jesus H. Christ!

      • TrollopeReader

        one per day?!!

  • TampaDink

    Of course, the real reason for postponing the ad is out of respect for the ammunition that died doing what it was designed to do…and the shooter, who was probably a card carrying member.

  • Ken M Light hearted but too many gun owners must has watched cartoons growing up. Lets ban caroons.

  • Someone gets what these insincere “moments of silence” after mass murders are all about:

    • TrollopeReader

      He’s a vet — a few tours over there … knows what war and weaponry really is, as opposed to slogans coming from the Republican National Committee and NRA.

  • Riley James

    I like the screenshot of her clearly starting to say the word “fist.” That was a fun day.

  • Do Something Nice

    OT: He’s at it again…

    “Morrissey has once again stirred up controversy by declaring his belief that the
    Ukip leadership election was rigged to ensure an anti-Islam activist did not win.”

    My favorite comment on Guardian Facebook page:

    “Every time Morrissey opens his mouth, a Smiths song dies.”

  • Nowhereman

    Wow. To try to avoid bad publicity, they delayed the ads for less than a week. I guess we can’t claim that they don’t have a heart. And the 58-plus funerals should be over by then…

  • BearEyes

    We already know they don’t give a shit
    So why bother pulling the ads

    • Nowhereman

      Exactly. They don’t give a damn about the victims and their friends and families. They only care about their image.

  • Ernest Endevor

    Oct 10? Yeah, that’s much better. Give us like a whole week to recover.

  • Jay George
  • The Professor

    Shrieker Dana Loesch.

    • M Jackson

      Genus “Howler Monkey” if you want to be specific. You don’t want to be around when she starts flinging her feces against the cage bars.

  • HeyYouKidsGetOffMyLawn

    THIS bitch, again.

  • SammySeattle

    I had to do a double-take. For a moment I thought that was Mariska Hargitay.

  • stuckinthewoods

    Virginia has gubernatorial and legislative elections in November of this year. The NRA ad will be delayed only to seem less insensitive in the immediate aftermath of the massacre. Link is to the candidates NRA rating…no surprises there though. Over the years the NRA has given to both parties’ candidates in VA, but 7x more to Republicans.

  • JCF
  • MonochromeMouse

    Why the fuck do they want fucking silencers to be fucking legal? There is literally no use for silencers other than crime. Could it be, I don’t know, that the NRA wants gun crime to go up so that more people get scared and buy guns from the companies that the NRA has heavy investments in?

    • Joe in PA

      The bill is laughably called “The Hearing Protection Act”. FFS, how lame is that?

    • TrollopeReader

      “to protect the hearing” of the shooter. seriously.

  • Halou

    Why don’t they just stop pretending and write a law to make military arms manufacturers in America sell their gear on the open market? Anything the US government can own so can a private citizen, no scrutiny required. I’d love to see Trump’s “good people” rundown a crowd of innocents with a fucking battle tank. /s

  • DesertSun59

    Such snowflakes, the NRA. If the issue isn’t guns then they have absolutely no need to delay their ad campaign.

  • CB

    In other words: We don’t have the courage of oor convictions.

  • Jay Silversmith

    The three largest gun manufacturers’ stocks just skyrocketed today, as they do after every mass shooting.

  • Ann Kah

    I don’t know what the woman in the picture is saying but it starts with F…
    My sentiments exactly.

  • Bert_Bauer

    Why don”t they just run them? It’s not like they care about what happened and it’s not like it won’t happen again soon, given the increasing frequency of these terrorist attacks.

  • seant426

    Oh Dana, Dana, Dana, what a shrill shill.