NRA Publishes ‘Target Practice’ Next To Picture Of Nancy Pelosi & Gabby Giffords
The NRA published an article in their “American Rifleman” magazine entitled “Target Practice,” which included picture of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and former lawmaker Gabby Giffords, who is a victim of gun violence.
The NRA was subsequently slammed on Twitter:
Someone sent me this image of the latest copy of NRA's magazine, featuring a story with the words "Target Practice" next to a photo of Nancy Pelosi with Gabby Giffords. Maybe don't do this @NRA. pic.twitter.com/u9fQhxwEyk
— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) February 22, 2019
This is a call for violence by the @NRA against @GabbyGiffords, who was nearly killed by gunfire and @SpeakerPelosi, the most powerful legislator in America. The NRA should face legal consequences. But let’s put them out of business with boycotts and ballot boxes. #EnoughIsEnough pic.twitter.com/XFTAg5XJWI
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) February 23, 2019
— Watch Dog (@RonaldChump5) February 23, 2019
I’ve always believed that words have power. This type of callous language is typical of the @NRA.
We need commonsense gun safety legislation. https://t.co/GaqHTaBmQ6
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) February 23, 2019
— Fred (@fredkilby) February 23, 2019
— Tango Charlie (@Mallocallidus3) February 23, 2019
Yeah the NRA is a terrorist organization.
America’s better than this bullshit. https://t.co/TcFVkgsuAF
— Matt Deitsch (@MattxRed) February 23, 2019
The @NRA is threatening the Speaker of the House.
And Gabby Giffords, who was ALREADY shot.
Why is anyone talking about "socialists" who want healthcare for everyone when the elephant in the room is domestic, right-wing stochastic terrorism. https://t.co/AP5lzqDZwt
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) February 23, 2019
Just a reminder that the NRA is classified as a tax-exempt social welfare organization by the IRS which means it’s supposed to operate primarily to further the common good and general welfare of the people of the community, not threaten lawmakers. https://t.co/Q0e0xcJI8Y
— Andrew Weinstein (@Weinsteinlaw) February 23, 2019
The NRA reminds you all these massacres are due to mentally ill people.
Oh, and mentally ill people have a right to easy access to guns.
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) February 23, 2019
The NRA is garbage. https://t.co/2fUlIb143A
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) February 23, 2019
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) February 23, 2019
The NRA published a magazine headline “target practice” with a photo of Speaker Nancy Pelosi and former Rep Gabby Giffords. We must condemn this intentional, outrageous criminal incitement. We cannot allow this hate speech to stop common sense gun violence prevention.
— Christine Pelosi (@sfpelosi) February 23, 2019