NRA Gets Panned For Cringey Mother’s Day Tweet

Wikimedia Commons, By St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office

The NRA posted a nod to moms that sparked internet backlash for featuring a mother and her young daughter posing with rifles, along with the caption “Mama didn’t raise a victim.”

“Happy Mother’s Day to all NRA moms! On top of the millions of other jobs moms have, NRA moms fight for our right to self-defense, while also defending themselves, their families, and communities,” the NRA tweeted. “We are forever grateful for these fierce women.”

 The message garnered fierce criticism for going up just hours after a mass shooter went on a rampage at a Colorado Springs birthday party where children were gathered, and took the lives of seven people including himself. None of the children were injured in the attack.  

One user replied to the NRA’s tweet with an article about the shooting and wrote, “I wonder if any of these people were mothers.” Another posted a GIF of bloody hands and the caption, “Happy Mother’s Day massacre In Colorado today… Just the way you love to celebrate.”

 

The NRA trended on Twitter and was accused of being “a terrorist organization and using children as props.” Some pointed out that the mother in the photo was carrying a rifle that was equipped with sights, a drum, and a suppressor. “She is set for long-range, high capacity killing with limited sound that would attract attention,” a commenter replied. “Nothing disturbing about this, right?”

Other Twitter users had positive feedback about the post. “I grew up with guns around that age as most of my friends,” wrote one supporter. “Never have I thought of taking one to school or shooting someone. It comes down to teaching right from wrong and respect of the weapon. Opinions from people who think all guns and people are bad mean nothing”

But the internet’s general consensus was that the NRA should have celebrated Mother’s Day with a different message. “This is just gross,” one tweeted. “On so many levels, I’m at a loss for words!!!!!”


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Mark Brickey
Mark Brickey
1 year ago

Bunch of idiots! Snowflakes with their heads in the sand! THE exact point of this ad is THE response that would have saved all of the people at that CO. Birthday party! If this mom would have been at that party, that shooter would have maybe shot at 1 person, then MOMMA come to the rescue!

Lifelongskeptic
Lifelongskeptic
1 year ago

The simple truth is that there is evil in this world; having the ability to defend yourself against that evil is a right, not a privilege. That right is not ‘gross’ nor should it be slandered by those who are fearful of taking responsibility for their own safety.

trebor
trebor
1 year ago

The Attorney General of Ny called the NRA a terrorist organization. You might think she would tell us the number of NRA members involved in terrorist shootings. After all there are millions of us. If she is looking for terrorists, she should wald down the hall. Her boss, Cuomo, is responsible for the deaths of more Americans than all the shootings in the country , let her prosecute him.

Anti communism
Anti communism
1 year ago

They can brand the NRA as a terrorist organization but then side with black lives matter who has destroyed and killed people all over the USA and never once call them a terrorist organization of which they are along with antifa.

Last edited 1 year ago by Anti communism
Jamey
Jamey
1 year ago

when most American families are raised without a taught philosophy of independence and self-reliance (as Americans should be) then this advertisement’s commentaries are understandable. The modern American “woke” culture has crippled or destroyed two or three generations of Americans – and counting. If a child even HAS a father in the house, they are taught that nothing is their fault – that everything is society’s fault. They are not taught to have personal responsibility and they have no standards. THIS is the result of a society based on a destroyed family group, and reliance on government or government’s stand-ins for moral teaching and the raising of children. Democrats (and many Republicans) are consummately guilty and deserve punishment as a result.

Kickaha13
Kickaha13
1 year ago

It happened that a shooting occurred when the NRA was running an ad. They didn’t run the ad because the shooting occurred, it was just unfortunate timing. If it hadn’t have been for that shooting, the anti-gunners would have pointed out some other shooting to blame the NRA for.

Pissed Off American
Pissed Off American
1 year ago

ALL you SAFE SPACE SNOWFLAKES get over it. This is the REAL WORLD! NOT YOUR PC BS you WISH it is. YOU either deal with it and defend your self or DIE! Simple as that ! ALL YOUR WHINNING, Pissing and moaning are getting you NO WHERE. YOUR NOT ANY SAFER and you JUST STUPID. SO STOP BEING BUTT HURT and deal with it before someone puts a REAL BULLET (Not the one with batteries) up you ass. STUFF YOUR PC, your rainbow, brain dead fools and get a life. If you think your going to pull this crap the rest of your life, it may be a short one. I’m so sick of all your Social Justice, Antifa, BLM, riots for Thugs, etc. CRAP. YOUR NOT COLLECTING GUNS PERIOD! You space turds don’t have the balls to do it. So who will and if so they won’t live long. The SILENT MAJORITY is getting fed up with you worthless BS. Most of you can’t wipe your ASS with out a phone to tell you how.

edi
edi
1 year ago

One tweet was “at a loss for words” then shut the hell up.

Launnie Birch
Launnie Birch
1 year ago

GREAT LADY PROTECTING HER OWN….NO TIME TO WAIT FOR THE POLICE THAT BLM IS TRYING TO GET READ OF…..

Tim
Tim
1 year ago

Did that fool who is so opposed to the NRA stop to think maybe if just one of the people who were getting shot at had a gun, maybe the death toll would have been much lower,& the gunman may have been dispatched sooner?

lionel s ducote
lionel s ducote
1 year ago

Know how and not need it, or need it and not know about it.

Grumpy 49
Grumpy 49
1 year ago

Democrat DAs & AGs are releasing felons caught with firearms with little or no bail required, ang wonder why people think that they need to protect themselves. Democrats are the party of “protecting victims”, to the point that they will do anything to create more potential victims.

Jon Weiss
Jon Weiss
1 year ago

I find this comical as hell, accusing the NRA of using kids as Props when Nancy Pelosi campaigns on the floor of the House using her own grand kids as props to prove how caring she is…what a hoot.

rick reeve
1 year ago
Reply to  Jon Weiss

since when did her froline poluski care

Alice
Alice
1 year ago

Didn’t see the ad because I don’t belong to Twitter. I think it’s a good ad. The Shooting referred to by the detractors has nothing to do with responsible gun owners.

Craig Bennington
Craig Bennington
1 year ago

I LOVE the ad!!!

John Prolo
John Prolo
1 year ago

We have guns for a reason! Don’t be the reason we have to use them. PERIOD!!

Charles
Charles
1 year ago

The only thing bad in that picture is the stained skin on the woman’s arm, from the ink. Tattoos are nothing but horrible, especially on women. As far as the firearms, I have seen this girl on You Tube, shooting every kind of firearm made. The parents are teaching their daughter responsible and correct use of firearms. Everything is right about that.

Randall Daniels
1 year ago

Kids as props, sounds like the democrats when a child is shot. Well unless it’s in Chicago, we all know they ignore those shootings. Doesn’t fit their narrative about guns or stricter gun laws.

Thomas Bodine
Thomas Bodine
1 year ago

Liberal lack of intelligence at work as usual

rick reeve
1 year ago

good for the NRA now show one for fathers day and one at x-mas of a boy and girl getting their first rifle really piss of these anti creeps yah