When President Donald Trump met with lawmakers at the end of February to discuss “school and community safety,” he chided his fellow Republicans for being “afraid” of the National Rifle Association. Now that Trump has revealed his proposal for addressing gun violence in schools, it’s clear that he’s the one who was afraid.
NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch may enjoy pretending that she’s tough, but a journalist who also owns guns is calling Loesch out in a essay that has quickly gone viral. Linda Tirado, author of Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America, has some strong words for Loesch in a piece she wrote for the Daily Beast,
The Washington Post recently published an op-ed by writer Adam Weinstein in which he argues that Second Amendment advocates “use jargon to bully gun-control supporters.” “While debating the merits of various gun control proposals,” he contends, “Second Amendment enthusiasts often diminish, or outright dismiss their views if they use imprecise firearms terminology.”
In the midst of a PR crisis, the National Rifle Association released a new promotional video in which prominent spokeswoman Dana Loesch goes on the defensive against “Hollywood phonies,” athletes who sit during the national anthem, journalists and almost everyone who has become critical of the massive gun lobbying group following the Parkland, Florida, school
By Brian DeLay, Associate Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley. Attendees attend a candlelight vigil for the victims of a shooting at a Florida school. AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee As teenagers in Parkland, Florida, dressed for the funerals of their friends – the latest victims of a mass shooting in the U.S. – weary outrage