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The NRA Pisses Everyone Off Again, But For This One Reason No One Expected

We all know the NRA is so evil that some­times Satan (him, her or oth­er pre­ferred pronoun)self calls Car­olyn Mead­ows and says, “Hey, tone it down a bit, huh?”

Case in point: To cel­e­brate Moth­er’s Day, the NRA tweet­ed a trib­ute to moth­ers with a pho­to of a woman hold­ing an AR-15 next to a lit­tle girl hold­ing what appears to be a chil­dren’s train­ing AR-15 knock­off; prob­a­bly in .22 LR.

The pho­to also says “Mama Did­n’t Raise a Vic­tim” and the tweet thanks moms who stand ready to defend them­selves and their fam­i­lies, among the mil­lion oth­er jobs moms have.

And Twit­ter decid­ed it was time for a good pan­ic­gasm/hategasm.

A cou­ple of the first respon­ders stuck with the clas­sics: Pre­tend­ing law-abid­ing gun own­ers are per­son­al­ly respon­si­ble for what­ev­er the lat­est 2nd Amend­ment pan­ic­gasm head­lines are about:

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One of the first respon­ders took the NRA to task for not acknowl­edg­ing a shoot­ing in Col­orado that hap­pened after the tweet was sent: “Six moms paid the price for your greed today,” the angry tweet­er said in ref­er­ence to a birth­day par­ty at which the boyfriend of some­one in the extend­ed fam­i­ly at the par­ty showed up, shot and killed sev­er­al peo­ple, then com­mit­ted suicide.[efn]I’d have no prob­lem with murder/suicides if the per­pe­tra­tor would just switch the order of events.[/efn]

Just for clar­i­fi­ca­tion: The NRA put togeth­er a tweet some­time last week and sched­uled it to go live Sun­day. Ear­ly Sun­day morn­ing an angry per­son killed sev­er­al people.

Lib­er­al Gun Log­ic there­fore con­cludes that if the NRA had­n’t pub­lished the tweet, noth­ing would have happened.

That kind of think­ing isn’t as effec­tive as it used to be, though, so I got to won­der­ing if there was a dif­fer­ent rea­son the NRA’s tweet pissed every­one off. And there is:

The shoot­er in Col­orado did­n’t fit the white supremacist/Trump supporter/incel/toxic mas­culin­i­ty tem­plate, so they had to tread light­ly there. And I real­ized why every­one was so upset:

The tweet uses an offen­sive, hurt­ful term: moth­er. We can’t say moth­er or mom any­more. We need to say “birthing per­son.” (No word on what we’re sup­posed to call chil­dren yet: “Gob of tis­sue,” maybe?)

Brody Jackson

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Duncan Coltrane

Duncan Coltrane is our resident expert on all things that go bang. Duncan's an enthusiastic 2nd Amendment advocate, but he also supports gun control (by using both hands) and background checks (carefully check the background behind your target: You don't want to get blood on your carpet or your nice new sofa).
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