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NRA Never Misses Opportunity To Race-Bait Mass Shootings

The NRA tweet equating a rise in gun violence in the U.S. to a gun-control measure in El Salvador is wrong on so many levels.

Yesterday's horrific scene of eight people gunned down in rural Ohio was another awful tragedy illustrating the perilous combination of guns and poverty in domestic violence cases. The gun merchants in the NRA are masters of spinning negative publicity. Yesterday they took to Twitter to repel the attacks on gun violence. Given our virtually non-existent gun control measures in this country, their efforts are well-funded and applauded by the right wing gun constituency.

The tragedy sparked the usual tweets about gun control and mass shootings, as well as the ammosexual fetishistic 2nd Amendment preaching. And the NRA, of course, wasted no time offending the sensibilities of the sentient.

In this tweet, NRA is referring to this article in the "Daily Caller" that claims the reason for higher murder rates in the Central American country is entirely due to their gun control policies.

It is rather ludicrous to compare an economically depressed, rural, Appalachian region with the volatility of a Central-American country known for narco-trafficking and terrible gang violence. The NRA exploits the murder epidemic in EL SALVADOR to claim we can't have gun safety legislation in the US. Even more disgusting is their use of 'Willie Horton-esque' imagery of a narco gang member to impress their constituents here in America. They choose the most menacing individual with face-tattoos--just like O'Reilly did-- to strike fear in the hearts of their target audience. Truly sickening, but expected of the NRA.

How insane that they would go all the way to El Salvador to fear monger.

There's no limit to the NRA's depravity.


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