January 5, 2016

The NRA as usual resorts to thuggish attacks of those who oppose unlimited guns by using threatening images. via NY Daily News

Just four days before the fifth anniversary of the shooting of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, the NRA targeted a pair of Brooklyn lawmakers Monday with a menacing image of bullets next to photos of the two gun control advocates.

America’s 1st Freedom, an NRA publication, tweeted the image of state Sen. Roxanne Persaud and Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon, both Democrats, weeks after they announced legislation aimed at controlling the sale of ammunition.The two lawmakers and other local supporters — including Mayor de Blasio and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams — condemned what came across as a veiled threat.

“I think it is irresponsible in the times that we are living in to place a target around someone,” Persaud told the Daily News.

“By placing someone’s picture with bullets next to them you are playing on the fears of people.”

Persaud said the picture has “the potential to cause harm” because you don’t know if a psycho who is upset about the proposal will react to something like that.

Simon agreed the photo was “irresponsible” and simply an attempt by the NRA to intimate her and stir up its gun-loving base.

“They are clearly trying to be intimidating and it is not working,” Simon said.

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