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NRA tweets picture of an AR-15 as students protest gun violence

As thousands of students and teachers took to the street to protest gun violence a month after 17 people lost their lives in a Florida shooting, the NRA posted a picture that’s leaving many, scratching their heads. 

The National Rifle Association took to Twitter on Wednesday morning to share a photo of an AR-15, the gun commonly used in mass shootings.

‘I’ll control my own guns, thank you. #2A #NRA,’ the controversial organization said on the post that has since been retweeted more than 6,400 and liked close to 15,500 times.

‘I’ll control my own guns, thank you. #2A #NRA,’ the National Rifle Association tweeted on Wednesday including a picture of a AR-15 – the weapon used in mass shootings

Across the country on Wednesday, students walked out of their classrooms for 'National Walkout Day' to protest gun violence

Across the country on Wednesday, students walked out of their classrooms for ‘National Walkout Day’ to protest gun violence

An AR-15 was said to have been used by Nikolas Cruz when he went into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and shot and killed 17 people. 

Since then, the NRA has been in a fierce battle with several of the students who have used the shooting to open talks about gun reform in the country. 

Well naturally, following the insensitive tweet, some felt that the NRA represented ‘America’ but a majority of those online felt like the timely post was disrespectful. 

One user posted: ‘If you could control guns well enough WE WOULDN’T BE HAVING THIS CONVERSATION FFS. I am a gun owner. I am a proud American. My father is retired Army. We love our country. AND WE BELIEVE IN BETTER GUN CONTROL, A BAN ON ASSAULT WEAPONS, AND UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS #ENOUGH.’

One user posted: 'If you could control guns well enough WE WOULDN'T BE HAVING THIS CONVERSATION FFS. I am a gun owner. I am a proud American. My father is retired Army. We love our country. AND WE BELIEVE IN BETTER GUN CONTROL, A BAN ON ASSAULT WEAPONS, AND UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS #ENOUGH'

One user posted: ‘If you could control guns well enough WE WOULDN’T BE HAVING THIS CONVERSATION FFS. I am a gun owner. I am a proud American. My father is retired Army. We love our country. AND WE BELIEVE IN BETTER GUN CONTROL, A BAN ON ASSAULT WEAPONS, AND UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS #ENOUGH’

The sentiment was shared by another who added: 'Poor taste, #nra. Of all guns that “do the same thing,” you choose this one for your ad. The one that just killed kids a month ago. Way to further stereotypes of NRA people'

The sentiment was shared by another who added: ‘Poor taste, #nra. Of all guns that “do the same thing,” you choose this one for your ad. The one that just killed kids a month ago. Way to further stereotypes of NRA people’

 'Disgusting. On a day that kids are marching asking for their lives NOT to be in danger, you post a picture of the weapon that killed so many of their friends and family members. Have you no humanity left? How many kids' deaths do you need to realize you're wrong?,' shared Roberto B. Renzetti

 ‘Disgusting. On a day that kids are marching asking for their lives NOT to be in danger, you post a picture of the weapon that killed so many of their friends and family members. Have you no humanity left? How many kids’ deaths do you need to realize you’re wrong?,’ shared Roberto B. Renzetti

The sentiment was shared by another who added: ‘Poor taste, #nra. Of all guns that “do the same thing,” you choose this one for your ad. The one that just killed kids a month ago. Way to further stereotypes of NRA people.’

‘Disgusting. On a day that kids are marching asking for their lives NOT to be in danger, you post a picture of the weapon that killed so many of their friends and family members. Have you no humanity left? How many kids’ deaths do you need to realize you’re wrong?,’ shared Roberto B. Renzetti.

MSD student activist Sarah Chadwick shared a photo from March for Our Lives that said ‘Enough is Enough.’ 

‘Your eternal douchebagery does not serve you well. One month to the day since a mass school shooting, same day as teenagers across America walk out in protest of easy availability of guns, and you do this? You just don’t get it, do you? The times, they are a’changin’,’ added a different user. 

The NRA has lost some of its popularity in the last few months. A Quinnipiac University National Poll revealed that 51 per cent of voters feel that the NRA supports bad policies that are detrimental. 

MSD student activist Sarah Chadwick shared a photo from March for Our Lives that said 'Enough is Enough'

MSD student activist Sarah Chadwick shared a photo from March for Our Lives that said ‘Enough is Enough’

'Your eternal douchebagery does not serve you well. One month to the day since a mass school shooting, same day as teenagers across America walk out in protest of easy availability of guns, and you do this? You just don't get it, do you? The times, they are a'changin',' added a different user

‘Your eternal douchebagery does not serve you well. One month to the day since a mass school shooting, same day as teenagers across America walk out in protest of easy availability of guns, and you do this? You just don’t get it, do you? The times, they are a’changin’,’ added a different user

 

 



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