In the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida last week, many gun owners are speaking out against the NRA.
Damn straight. I'm a gun owner and I hate the NRA. https://t.co/IRepAp9ARb
— Amper Sine (@ampersine) February 22, 2018
“I’m a gun owner and I hate the NRA,” said a Twitter user called Amper Sine.
Another Twitter user claimed that the NRA represents gun manufacturers, not gun owners.
I'm a gun owner (though none are serviceable anymore), a vet. I Hate the NRA and its practices. It doesn't represent me or my rights, it advocates for selling more guns at any cost. They are the mouthpiece for the manufacturers, not owners.
— Zosima (@ZosimaSays) February 22, 2018
“It advocates for selling more guns at any cost,” the user said, ignoring the elusive fact that the NRA has never sold a single gun.
In a CBS interview, a former Marine denounced the NRA.
“I absolutely reject everything the NRA is putting out right now,” said Joe Plenzler, a gun owner and self-described Second Amendment advocate.
To a certain extent guilt-tripping anti-gunners may be fueling the sentiment that is emerging from some of the gun owners denouncing the NRA.
The usual rabid anti-gun leftists are peddling hatred for law-abiding citizens. Many are not even trying to hide their disdain for guns, gun owners, and Second Amendment Rights.
Fuck the NRA, fuck the 2nd amendment, fuck gun owners, fuck hunting, fuck you
— Sam Spina (@Spinadoodles) February 14, 2018
“Fuck gun owners,” said Cartoon Network doodler Sam Spina. “Fuck hunting, fuck you,” he added eloquently.
I kinda don’t give a fuck about lawful gun owners’ feelings anymore.
It’s a hobby. Get a new hobby. Hunt with a bow and arrow like a real boss.
— Luke Null (@Luke_Null) February 20, 2018
“Get a new hobby,” said Saturday Night Live cast member Luke E. Null, adding that he doesn’t care about gun owners’ feelings anymore.
In addition, both National Car Rental and Enterprise Rent-A-Car have severed ties with the NRA amid mounting pressure from the far left.
Some pro-Second Amendment Americans will always distance themselves from the NRA in the wake of tragedy, but that narrative has become more popular – with the stakes seemingly higher – during the divided political era of Donald Trump’s presidency.