On Tuesday, Faye Higbee reported that a billboard in Kentucky prominently displays the violent message, “Kill the NRA.” A number of people were outraged by the message, but independent reporter, journalist and proud Resistance member Ed Krassenstein twisted himself in knots justifying the message, claiming on Twitter that it “doesn’t infer to killing people.”
“The billboard that reads ‘Kill the NRA’, doesn’t infer to killing people. If you believe that you are just ignorant. The message is simple, ‘Kill the influence that the NRA has on our politicians’,” he wrote.
The billboard that reads "Kill the NRA", doesn’t infer to killing people. If you believe that you are just ignorant.
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) February 20, 2018
“Imagine being this incapable of saying ‘yeah, that went too far,'” one person said in response.
Imagine being this incapable of saying "yeah, that went too far." https://t.co/8qXIvengxV
— neontaster (@neontaster) February 20, 2018
The problem is not guns, the problem is in the hearts & minds of the perpetrators. They use many tools(gun just one of them). Are we going to advocate for taking knives & cars from ppl too cause they’ve been used in mass murders? #Kill The NRA pic.twitter.com/455fRYpXlM
— LBO (@LboRjo) February 20, 2018
So you want to remove First Amendment rights from thousands of citizens.
— Neal Thompson (@somehuskerguy) February 20, 2018
One person asked:
Another person wrote:
People are the #NRA
— CowsDontFart (@ubesafe) February 20, 2018
Millions of people, in fact.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen this kind of rhetoric from the left. Back in 2014, for example, we brought you the story of Mike Dickinson, a Virginia liberal who said on Twitter he was perfectly okay with the extermination of five million NRA members. During a 2016 run for mayor of Richmond, Virginia, he said that killing NRA members “wouldn’t be a bad start.” The tweets are no longer available, but the sentiment remains as we saw Tuesday.
In 2017, Nancy Sinatra called for members of the NRA to be executed by firing squad.
— The Hill (@thehill) October 5, 2017
Regarding Krassenstein’s response to the Kentucky billboard, one person wrote:
From the crowd who got the vapors at targets drawn on maps. https://t.co/WCBREoSvID
— David Edward (@_David_Edward) February 20, 2018
I'm old enough to remember when "the clenched fist of truth" was seen as violent rhetoric by many of the same people excusing away "Kill the NRA". https://t.co/vCGnfdk5Mq
— Cam Edwards (@CamEdwards) February 20, 2018
It certainly seems that way.
This, by the way, is the modern left…
- The Tolerant Left: “Kill the NRA” Billboards in Kentucky
- Virginia Democrat says he’s okay with extermination of five million Americans
- Nancy Sinatra calls for execution of ‘murderous’ NRA members by firing squad
- 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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