Backlash swift after Democratic congresswoman calls the NRA a security threat

Angelica Greene
Августа 13, 2017

On Friday, Loesch hit back at Rice during an appearance on Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight" and called on the congresswoman to resign. Rep. Rice returned fire with a tweet on Thursday, calling out the organization and its spokeswoman Dana Loesch. And yet she has harsher words for me and for NRA members than she does for MS-13.

The tweet caught the attention of Rice, who saw the comment as a mischaracterization of NRA's inaction: "So if a white guy was shot dead during a routine stop with a legal gun & a joint in his vehicle, NRA would stay silent?" The admission seemingly caused Yanez to panic, and he can be heard subsequently firing off seven rounds in the direction of Castile's vehicle, fatally shooting him in front Reynolds and her 4-year-old daughter, who was sitting in the back seat of the auto.

"So if a white guy was shot dead during a routine stop w/ a legal gun & a joint in his auto, #NRA would stay silent?"

In an interview, Loesch called Rice's comments shocking, especially given her membership on the Homeland Security Committee.

"I am not sure what the protocol is after someone is deemed a domestic threat", Loesch said.

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"When can I expect to be arrested?"

"Their leaders and spokespeople are depicting the United States as a country on the brink of civil war, and actively encouraging violence against political activists and the free press", Lamb said.

Rice's statements came a month after the NRA released its freaky, militaristic "Purge" franchise fan fiction video that basically advocated gun owners take to the streets and shooting any liberals who threaten their way of life (that "way of life" appears to be their right to go out and shoot anyone they please for any reason at all, apparently).

However, Loesch's tweet implied NRA didn't respond to Castille's death as he was in possession of marijuana, Salon reported. Other Twitter users said Rice was the threat, not Loesch, and that Rice was being "reckless".

However, Twitter users were not happy with Rice's statement. Last week, Rice called the NRA "lunatics" and "a disgrace to the Constitution they claim to defend".

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