Since the tragic Parkland shooting, anti-gun leftists have engaged in a propaganda campaign that appears to be designed to foment violence against those who support the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. On Monday, Daily Beast columnist Dean Obeidallah continued that effort with a tweet falsely claiming the NRA is “training terrorists who kill American children,” citing a two-year-old grant to the school’s JROTC cadet corps.
“Florida shooting killer Nikolas Cruz was literally trained by the NRA! The NRA is now training terrorists who kill American children!!” he exclaimed.
Florida shooting killer Nikolas Cruz was literally trained by the NRA! The NRA is now training terrorists who kill American children!! https://t.co/rJeKumqusd
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) February 19, 2018
According to the Chicago Tribune:
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The troubled teen authorities say killed 17 people at a Florida high school excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation, part of a multimillion-dollar effort by the gun group to support youth shooting clubs and other programs.
Nikolas Cruz, 19, was wearing a maroon shirt with the logo from the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School when he was arrested Wednesday shortly after the shooting. Former JROTC cadets told The Associated Press that Cruz was a member of the small varsity marksmanship team that trained together after class and traveled to other area schools to compete.
It was a close-knit group. One of the other cadets started calling Cruz “Wolf,” and the nickname stuck.
The grant was given in 2016 and benefited a number of students, including some hailed as heroes during the shooting. But Obeidallah wants you to think they’re terrorists.
Naturally, his disgusting smear of the NRA didn’t sit too well with many.
Are you incapable of telling the truth? Is that the problem? https://t.co/x3554I52pm
— Eric Spencer (@JustEric) February 19, 2018
“In a word, yes,” Twitchy said.
Truth isn't your forte.
— ???? The Tropical Cow ???? (@Tropicow) February 19, 2018
JROTC is now a terrorist organization?
— Sean Agnew (@seanagnew) February 19, 2018
A complete freaking lie.
— David (@DEH722) February 19, 2018
— Sylvan Rodriguez (@sylvanrodriguez) February 19, 2018
You actually graduate law school??
— Mike 1024/1024 Joooooooooo (@mhenrylaw1) February 20, 2018
According to his Twitter bio, yes…
The only thing I can think of is your show is such a failure you’ll say anything, no matter how big a lie, to bait a few listeners.
— Bob McCall (@3McCall) February 20, 2018
One person suggested:
How about saying that under oath counselor?
— #NeverAgain Libertarian (@mag062367) February 19, 2018
This is a pure, unfiltered gross lie.
The NRA donated to the US Army JROTC program. The same program that trained the heroic students who used their Kevlar mats to shield students from gun fire. You are a low life to try & smear not only the NRA, but the JROTC student heroes.
— ATennesseePerspective???? (@SpeakinFromTN) February 19, 2018
This is the modern anti-gun left, which is apparently willing and able to do anything and say anything to push its narrative.
- Despicable smear: NY Daily News hammered after ‘vile and misleading’ attempt to tie Florida shooter to NRA
- Reports: Florida school shooting suspect followed ‘Syrian resistance groups’
- Virginia Democrat says he’s okay with extermination of five million Americans
- Anti-gun journo: NRA ‘must be destroyed’
- Chelsea Handler slammed GOP for Florida shooting, ignores role of shooter; Gets clock cleaned on Twitter
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