In a tweet issued early Tuesday morning, singer Nancy Sinatra called for members of the National Rifle Association (NRA) to be executed by firing squad. Naturally, her tweet didn’t sit too well with many.
“The murderous members of the NRA should face a firing squad,” she wrote.
Interesting enough, her tweet disappeared at the time we first published this post, but The Hill captured it for posterity:
— The Hill (@thehill) October 5, 2017
And her now-deleted tweet can also be seen here.
According to Twitchy, she was responding to this tweet by the far-left Daily Kos:
The burden of proof is squarely on the NRA: How the hell are you making us safer? https://t.co/RpHFnxHNZa
— Don Doornbos (@ddoorn) October 3, 2017
She later claimed that she didn’t really mean every NRA member, just those deemed to be “murderous.”
The problem, of course, is that liberals, by and large, view every NRA member and every law-abiding American with a firearm as a murdering terrorist.
Reaction was swift and angry:
That makes you every bit as horrible as you believe them.
— jeffrey churchill (@chilljat) October 5, 2017
You want to use guns (firing squad) against people who disagree with U while screaming about more gun control. Hollyweird liberal disease
— Linda H (@gapper53) October 5, 2017
There’s been a lot of that lately, it seems.
Maybe celebrities should stop calling for the death of gun owners when making their argument for why gun owners should give up their guns…
That’s a good idea in general…
One person evoked a song Sinatra made famous back in the day while throwing in a reference to George Orwell’s classic Nineteen Eighty-Four:
These boots were made for stamping on a human face — forever. https://t.co/FaHcAtlC5v
— Kevin D. Williamson (@KevinNR) October 5, 2017
Another critic noted:
Interesting way to make the point that the NRA is violent…by advocating the murder of millions of law abiding Americans https://t.co/gt008Dtyxp
— Sheila Gunn Reid 🐀 (@SheilaGunnReid) October 5, 2017
For what it’s worth, Sinatra wouldn’t be the first to do so, as we noted here back in 2014.
The Washington Free Beacon observed:
In 2013, the NRA estimated it had five million members. When another Twitter user asked Sinatra to explain why she thought every NRA member should be killed, Sinatra did not challenge the interpretation of her remarks.
The NRA has responsibility by not tightening gun laws and you know that. Automatic weapons have no place in civilian hands. Common sense.
— Nancy Sinatra (@NancySinatra) October 5, 2017
Apparently Sinatra, like so many anti-gun liberals, think the NRA is capable of writing, passing and amending legislation. Of course, they don’t have that power, but facts apparently don’t mean much.
Even Donald Trump, Jr., criticized Sinatra:
So she only wants 5,000,000 of 50,000,000 dead???
Left wing media: Nancy Sinatra saves millions of lives. https://t.co/tqaI7DC0It
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 5, 2017
According to The Hill, her tweet “went largely unnoticed until it was retweeted by Trump Jr. and several media members late Wednesday into Thursday.”
Dana Loesch said she still loves Frank Sinatra’s music despite the call to kill millions of innocent Americans.
Despite Nancy Sinatra calling for the deaths of millions of innocent Americans, I still love her dad’s music just not his murderous daughter
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) October 5, 2017
The Daily Wire said it “reached out to a spokesperson for Sinatra who did not immediately reply to a request for comment.”
One person asked:
Good question. In February 2011, I first said that liberalism, at its core, is an ideology of rage and hate. Sadly, liberals like Sinatra prove that assertion correct on just about any given day.
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