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:
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?)
Happy Mother’s Day to all NRA moms!
On top of the millions of other jobs moms have, NRA moms fight for our right to self-defense, while also defending themselves, their families, and communities.
We are forever grateful for these fierce women. pic.twitter.com/IC2rvlhGDe
— NRA (@NRA) May 9, 2021