The Women’s March At War With The NRA (VIDEO)

When the National Rifle Association (NRA) put out it’s horrific recruiting ad a couple of weeks ago, the organizers of the Women’s March reacted with disgust.

The women behind the iconic anti-Trump protest wrote a letter to the NRA. Women’s March co-founder Tamika Mallory took to Twitter to condemn the ad, which called for violence by gun owners against the “left.” She challenged NRA executive director Wayne LaPierre to a debate on the issue of gun violence.

In particular, Mallory called on the NRA to defend the right of Philando Castile to carry a gun in his car. Castile was pulled over by a Minnesota police officer who thought that he bore a vague resemblance to a robbery suspect. Castile had no idea of why he’d been pulled over, but he stopped for the officer. With his girlfriend and her little girl in the car, he complied with the request to show his license and registration.

Then he told the officer that he was carrying a legally owned gun in his vehicle. As he reached for his registration, he was shot multiple times by the panicked cop who thought he was going for the gun he’d just freely owned up to carrying.

In the aftermath of the tragic killing of Castile, the NRA remained surprisingly silent. Although they had been the ones pushing for the right to carry concealed weapons in cars, they had nothing to say in defense of the victim.

So Tamika Mallory, on behalf of the Women’s March, sent her letter to LaPierre. She offered to openly debate. She challenged the NRA’s position on guns, based on that first video. She wrote:

“You are responsible for an organization that claims to be the ‘oldest civil rights organization in America.’ However your recent actions by the NRA demonstrate not only a complete disregard for the lives of black and brown people in America — your fellow citizens — but appear to be a direct endorsement of violence against these citizens exercising their constitutional right to protest.”

He responded in typical, cowardly NRA fashion.

He and his gun crazed minions released another of their despicable, violent, hate filled videos.

This time the speaker was a conservative talk show host that no one has ever heard of. He is shown in the video coming back at Mallory, by name, and refusing to admit that the NRA was calling for violence against liberal protestors.

The ad bears the catchy title, “We Don’t Apologize For Telling The Truth.” It continues its dangerous call for physical violence between liberal and conservative Americans.

So the Women’s March is responding with a call to action by its members and supporters. They have called for a protest march in Fairfax, Virginia on July 14th. They hope to gather another large, peaceful, loud protest against the violent rhetoric being peddled by the NRA and the Trump administration that bows down to them.

If you are as horrified by the NRA’s push for open civil war as I am, please share this information. Please get to Virginia and support the Women’s March.

Here is the second disgusting NRA video. Watch. React. Share.

Featured image by Larissa Puro via Flickr. (CC BY 2.0)

Karen is a retired elementary school teacher with many years of progressive activism behind her. She is the proud mother of three young adults who were all arrested with Occupy Wall Street. To see what she writes about in her spare time, check out her blog at "Empty Nest, Full Life"