The National Rifle Association (NRA) is nothing more than a propaganda arm of the Republican Party. Therefore, naturally, they are very invested in getting Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court, confirmed before the midterm elections and the very possible blue wave that is currently terrorizing Republicans on Capitol Hill.
Oh, and they have something else in common with Trump: The NRA is being investigated for being in league with the Russians.
Because they are just as afraid of the blue wave as Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans, the NRA has decided to launch a huge million dollar ad campaign in favor of Kavanaugh’s confirmation. That is the only way Trump will be saved if the Democratic Party takes control of Congress later this year. The ad campaign says the following of the judges on the Supreme Court that have been appointed by Democratic presidents:
Four liberal justices oppose your right to self-defense. Four justices support your right to self-defense. President Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh to break the tie. Your right to self-defense depends on this vote.”
Of course, this is a familiar — and untrue — talking point that the Right uses against the Left on the issue of guns and gun control. Nobody supports abolishing the Second Amendment. What we do support are tightened background checks and other stopgaps so that nutjobs can’t go shooting up schools, churches, movie theaters, and anything else that would take the lives of unsuspecting civilians. But, of course, that is an inconvenient truth that the NRA will never acknowledge.
They are, like Trump, completely unfazed by the fact that they are under investigation regarding allegations that they were laundering money with the Russians during the 2016 campaign. All they care about is making sure that, no matter who you are, that you can get as many guns as you like, whenever you like.
The NRA is a dangerous domestic terrorist organization. They must be stopped, and Brett Kavanaugh must be, too.
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