Are you an ardent supporter of gun rights? Well, Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and at least one of her cohorts in “the squad” think you’re a terrorist and mass murderer. At least, if you support the National Rifle Association.
In a video released last night, the squad is shown on tape reacting in real-time after NRA activists approach the four congresswomen respectively and ask them questions that are perhaps antagonistic, but well within the bounds of reasonable discourse. The extreme responses offered by Ocasio-Cortez and Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Michigan, in particular, reveal the socialist congresswomen have utter contempt for Americans who disagree with them, lack any respect for their political opponents, and are completely detached from reality.
There was a hearing today to ban semi-automatic rifles, so we thought it was an appropriate time to ask The Squad their thoughts on our #2A rights.
They called us mass murderers, white supremacists, and terrorists. Let's send a clear message that they will never take our guns. pic.twitter.com/Joe0A0hfXY
— NRA (@NRA) September 26, 2019
When NRA activists asked Ocasio-Cortez about her support for a universal background checks law, a reasonable question for sure, she cut them off and responded, “You support white supremacist terrorism.”
Omar, when pressed on her support for gun control, responded, “What we are advocating for is that people don’t have access to commit mass murder … which is what you guys are advocating for.”
This is all unhinged, despicable rhetoric. There’s absolutely nothing to substantiate the insinuation that the NRA, whatever its faults may be, supports white supremacism or acts of violence in any way. The fact that they disagree with Democrats on complex matters of gun policy does not make the organization, or the millions of law-abiding Americans who belong to it, white supremacists — and any suggestion otherwise is a vicious smear.
The NRA deserves credit, not condemnation, for protecting our right to self-defense rather than caving to emotional hysteria and the Left’s baseless fearmongering about gun violence to try and restrict Second Amendment rights. But even if you disagree with them on all or most policy issues, the absolute least you must admit is that they’re not racist or evil just because they dissent from Ocasio-Cortez’s gun control agenda.
Then again, Ocasio-Cortez was last seen calling House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a racist a few months ago. She feels entitled, and she’s used to giving this reply to anyone who pushes back. So, of course she’s going to say it about the NRA.
Author: Brad Polumbo
Source: Washington Examiner: ‘The squad’ smears the NRA as ‘mass murderers’ and ‘white supremacists’