Posted last night to the NRA’s website:
Our deepest sympathies are with the families and victims of these tragedies, as well as the entire communities of El Paso and Dayton. On behalf of our millions of members, we salute the courage of the first responders and others offering their services during this time.
The NRA is committed to the safe and lawful use of firearms by those exercising their Second Amendment freedoms. We will not participate in the politicizing of these tragedies but, as always, we will work in good faith to pursue real solutions that protect us all from people who commit these horrific acts.
You politicized as soon as you started paying millions and millions of dollars to politicians. And when you framed the 2nd Amd as necessary to pretect the 1st. Take your fake concern and shove it.
— Michael Marshall Smith (@ememess) August 5, 2019
“We will not participate in the politicizing of these tragedies”
Does this mean you’ll stop lobbying members of Congress to block any and all gun reform legislation?
Because that’s definitely “politicizing tragedy” and it’s basically all you do.
— Zack Hunt (@ZaackHunt) August 5, 2019