NRA Fundraises On Virus Fears: They’ll Take Your Guns

Never let a global crisis go to waste:

The NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA), the group’s lobbying arm, recently posted a fundraising pitch to members that tried to fearmonger about people losing their Second Amendment rights during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The plea claims that “anti-gun lawmakers are exploiting” the pandemic “to deny you and your loved ones your fundamental right to self-defense,” adding that “all of this is happening against a backdrop of reported prisoner furloughs and law enforcement only arresting for the most serious of crimes.”

The statement includes a link to donate to the NRA-ILA and states, “We understand times are tough. But, if you have the means, please help us keep fighting against those politicians who are determined to strip away our right to self-defense and their billionaire backers.”