The National Rifle Association has become a toxic organization that releases violent ads to instill fear and now in the wake of yet another school shooting in the U.S., the NRA is being called out. The group funnels money into the pockets of our elected officials so we can’t seem to have a reasonable conversation about gun control. A billboard displayed in Pensacola, Flordia, calls the group a terrorist organization.
A political action committee, Mad Dog PAC, the group behind the sign, funds billboards nationwide calling out GOP candidates and Donald Trump, and now it’s targeting the NRA, according to the Pensacola News Journal.
The billboard reads: “The NRA is a terrorist organization.”
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House Republicans are being targeted before the midterm elections this year by Mad Dog PAC’s billboard campaign. The PAC was registered by Claude Taylor in December last year.
“With the GOP majority in the House and in the Senate, the NRA makes impossible any meaningful, common-sense gun reform,” Taylor said. “That includes background checks and assault weapon bans.”
Mad Dog PAC targeted Rep. Matt Gaetz in another billboard, which displayed his mugshot from his 2008 DUI arrest, with the caption reading: “Rep. Matt Gaetz, how many DUIs have you had? The voters deserve to know.”
That’s a good question since, Gaetz, a man who has called on Trump to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, has been cited for at least 16 other driving violations since 1999.
As for the NRA, the organization has met its match since the Florida high school massacre on Valentine’s Day. The teenage survivors are giving them hell. Elected officials are called out, such as Florida Sen. Marco Rubio for receiving $90,205 in campaign donations from gun rights groups during the 2015-2016 campaign cycle. He also received an “A+” grade from the NRA. Rubio has received $3,303,355 over the course of his career as an elected official. The NRA spent $30 million to get Trump elected.
Anyone tied to the NRA needs to be publicly shamed, and this billboard is a great start.
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