The NRA-ILA: The Truth about Radicals

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The media loves twisting facts to fit its narrative. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- A once-reputable magazine used gunshot victims as a lever in the debate over medical treatment, using the claims of an untruthful doctor who would, apparently, say anything to advance his public health agenda.

“Gunshot victims left waiting as horse dewormer overdoses overwhelm Oklahoma hospitals, the doctor says” was the headline run by Rolling Stone on September 3rd.

The article originally ran with a photograph of people wearing winter coats and hats though temperatures in Oklahoma were in the 90s in the days leading up to the publication date. The doctor who made the claim has since been disavowed by the hospital system and it turns out that the hospital hasn’t treated any patients related to the specified drug, and, most importantly, that every patient has received appropriate medical attention.

There’s more to this story that is, frankly, outside of the scope of the National Rifle Association. We exist to safeguard and promote 2nd Amendment rights; our focus and mission is a singular lane from which we do not deviate. This article popped on our radar due to the mention of gunshot victims, and it’s the latest demonstration that activists and the media have no problem exaggerating a problem – or concocting it, whole-cloth – if it suits their agenda.

After the hospital’s statement, Rolling Stone changed the headline, swapped out the photograph, and added an “update” to the top of the article. Not a retraction or a correction, but an “update.” That’s how the media treats truth – as subjective. They acknowledged the hospital’s statement and their own inability to confirm any such cases or delays in medical care at Oklahoma hospitals but left the baseless claim in the article. Hardline activists have trouble accepting the truth when it conflicts with their radical ideology.

We saw it when Shannon Watts of Bloomberg’s Moms Demand Action attacked the very rational actions of a mother who was saved by an armed woman as a child and who acquired a firearm to protect her own child from neo-Nazis. Watts tweeted that the woman, a Jewish political commentator being threatened by actual neo-Nazis, was acting out of privilege for acquiring a firearm.

Mike Bloomberg’s “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” read the names of “gun violence victims” during a 2013 bus tour, but apparently didn’t think there were enough victims. They added the name Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the terrorist who killed four people and maimed or injured 264 others at the 2013 Boston Marathon. Tsarnaev was run over by his brother and accomplice Dzhokhar during a shootout with police. Four months after detonating bombs at a family event and then killing his brother, Rolling Stone put the terrorist on its cover with a photo more appropriate for a boy band than a murderous animal.

Anti-gun activists regularly combine homicide and suicide totals to stoke fear and push gun control. We’ve reviewed papers that demonstrate a complete disregard for the relevance of data or unrealistic and contradictory findings. We’ve even seen how so-called public health enables itself and how politicians will turn even a memorial service into a campaign event.

The one truth about radical anti-gun activism is that they know no bounds – there is nothing off-limits. Anything and everything will be used as leverage to guilt, scare, cajole, or mislead the public into adopting the radicals’ position. Reason and science are twisted to suit the unconstitutional ends of the would-be gun grabbers.

Elections in 2021 in California, New Jersey, and Virginia are the next opportunity to curtail the power of anti-gun politicians, but the best message can be sent in November 2022.

Now is the time to get involved.


About NRA-ILA:

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess, and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org

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chocopot
chocopot
8 days ago

Leftist ideology and the Leftist agenda are, and have always been, based on lies, misinformation, and deception. The greatest enemies of the Left are facts, truth, and reality. If the Left were ever forced to deal with facts and admit they are and have always been lying, their support would disappear overnight.

Stag
Stag
9 days ago

If the NRA wants to talk about “truth” then they should start with acknowledging and explaining their support of arms laws.

StLPro2A
StLPro2A
9 days ago

AOC wore a dress that had imprinted on the back…..”Tax The Rich.” Maybe pro-Americans should wear shirts reading….”2A The Socialists.”

nrringlee
nrringlee
10 days ago

I said this in 1977. Truth is not a leftist value. We see this unfolding every day in America and many are just waking up to that truth. The Harris/Biden team is propelled by propaganda. At this point they have committed the cardinal error of leftists: they believe their own propaganda. There is nothing new under the sun. There is truth and then there is everything else. Stick with that which is true, beautiful and just. To the bitter end. You see, one truth about leftists is clear: they are cowards. They are not willing to die for their causes… Read more »

swmft
swmft
9 days ago
Reply to  nrringlee

lie begets another to defend it, the truth stands on its own.

JPM
JPM
10 days ago

Not one cent to the NRA until LaPierre and his sycophants are GONE!

nrringlee
nrringlee
10 days ago
Reply to  JPM

Correct. My frustration with NRA is this: Since the 1970’s the NRA has been a lap dog of the Republican Party. They have not used language like ‘raidicals’ to describe the Progressive New Left until very recently. Any political party or advocacy organization that does not see fit to educate its membership is not worth the powrder and shot needed to blow it away. Like the Republican Party the NRA has been a silent co-conspirator in the culture war on American Liberty.

Norm
Norm
10 days ago

The “family event” that they set off bombs at was the Boston Marathon. Pretty big family.

JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
10 days ago

“… there is nothing off-limits” indeed! Nothing but outright lies from the political Left and the mass media.

Knute Knute
Knute Knute
10 days ago
Reply to  JoeUSooner

But it’s all good. The more lies they tell, the more people will desert them. The more they shoot themselves in the feet, the better!

I Haz A Question
I Haz A Question
10 days ago
Reply to  Knute Knute

Except that the borders are left open to bring in more future voters who don’t care about any lies. They’ll vote for whomever gives them amnesty and welfare.

Finnky
Finnky
10 days ago
Reply to  Knute Knute

When lies are repeated enough, people believe them. More so when rational voices are not continuously calling them out.