Left-wing politicians, activists and journalists are using the worst mass shooting in modern American history to attack one of the nation’s oldest civil rights organizations.
The National Rifle Association (NRA) became a convenient scapegoat following the Las Vegas mass shooting that left at least 58 people dead and more than 500 injured.
Left-wing activist group Democracy for America wasted no time fundraising off of the attack while demonizing the NRA and linking them to the violence in Las Vegas.
“The NRA is unrepentant. They and their allies in Congress don’t think there’s anything wrong with what happened in Las Vegas last night,” the group wrote in a fundraising email Monday evening. “In fact, they are doubling down in support of laws that enable white men like Stephen Paddock to use guns to terrorize their families and communities.”
MSNBC producer Kyle Griffin posted a list of every congressman who has received donations from the NRA, hyping the group’s political influence. The NRA has given roughly $3.8 million to congressional campaigns since 1998, a number that pales in comparison to the type of money moved around by left-wing donors. Left-wing financier George Soros, for example, gave more than $25 million towards Democratic candidates in 2016 alone.
Since 1998, the NRA has donated $3,555,194 to current members of Congress. Find out here who has received donations. https://t.co/QVxthRTgR1
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 2, 2017
Left-leaning media company Now This published a video attacking the NRA and Republican politicians, captioning it: “When it comes to gun reform, seems like Republican congresspeople care more about taking the NRA’s money than they do about saving lives.”
Market Watch columnist Brett Arends published a column on Monday titled, “After Las Vegas, time for normal gun owners to decide where their loyalties lie: with the NRA, or with the USA.”
“It is time to end the National Rifle Association,” declared GQ host Keith Olbermann in response to Sunday’s shooting.
Daily Mail columnist Piers Morgan attacked the NRA because President Trump didn’t bring up gun control while addressing the violence Monday morning.
“The NRA, a vile organization with a sinister, deadly grip on America’s lawmakers, bought Trump’s silence when they backed him during the election campaign,” Morgan wrote.
Former secretary of state and twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton used the mass shooting to attack the NRA almost immediately.
“The crowd fled at the sound of gunshots,” Clinton wrote on Twitter Monday morning. “Imagine the deaths if the shooter had a silencer, which the NRA wants.”