The National Rifle Association has just released a commentary video calling anyone who wanted real action instead of mere thoughts and prayers after the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California the “Godless Left.” Because apparently to the NRA, trying to protect innocent American lives from increasingly common mass shootings is an unconstitutional assault on the Second Amendment.
The video was released on Monday, a heartless way to mark the three-year anniversary of the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. Claiming that liberals “march hand-in-hand” with terrorists “toward the possible, purposeful destruction of us all,” NRA News commentator and conservative radio host Dana Loesch blasted the more logical reactions to the San Bernardino shooting. For an intense five minutes, Loesch called out a GOP-targeted New York Daily News cover that said, “God Isn’t Fixing This” along with anyone else who pushed for stronger gun laws after 14 lives were lost in the December 2 shooting.
Loesch insisted that anyone who wanted to enforce more solid protection against gun violence “mocked the entire concept of religion” and were guilty of a “coordinated assault on the two freedoms they hate the most; our right to believe and our right to survive.” Comparing liberals to terrorists, she said:
“The Godless Left … share the same fanatical fervor to tear apart the foundations of America as the terrorists who threaten our very survival. And together, they march hand-in-hand toward the possible, purposeful destruction of us all.”
You can watch Loesch’s rant below:
This video speaks volumes about how threatened gun nuts feel right now.
We’ve seen gun violence go unchecked time and time again, and wonder how many more people will have to die before conservatives accept that America needs better gun regulation. Because the NRA has such a vice grip on the GOP, anyone who dares suggest that tighter gun laws are a reasonable solution will be accused of ripping away constitutional rights and insulting God. Or if you’re a liberal, you’ll be called a terrorist.
I think it’s more accurate to say that the real terrorists are those who watch mass shooting after mass shooting happen, acknowledge that innocent lives – sometimes children – are being gunned down, and continue to do absolutely nothing.
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