“The National Rifle Association of America must stop airing its controversial ads that blast the Black Lives Matter movement and call for violence in response to their resistance, activists from a BLM chapter in Los Angeles said on Friday.” That’s how mic.com opens its piece on BLM’s answer to the NRA’s Dana Loesch video.
We’d guess NRA would dispute that their video called for violence at all, despite the Outrage Industry’s reaction to their promise to counter “the violence of lies” with the “iron fist of truth.”
Be that as it may, here’s BLM-Los Angeles’s response:
In a video response first shared with Mic, activists labeled the NRA’s ad as “dangerous propaganda” meant to incite “gun-toting racists.” Surrogates for the gun rights lobbying group have previously lashed out at activists and politicians who criticized its ad.
“When the NRA issues a public call to their constituents, inciting violence against people who are constitutionally fighting for their lives, we don’t take that lightly,” Funmilola Fagbamila, a member of BLM LA, says in the response video.
What does BLM-Los Angeles want?
Fagbamila then concludes the parody by saying, “The only way we stop this, the only way we save our communities and our struggle for freedom is to fight this violence with the raised clenched black fist of resistance.”
Fagbamila then issues a demand that the NRA take their video down. An outcome which, of course, BLM has absolutely zero expectation of happening. On the other hand, it’s bound to get them plenty of the media attention they’re really after.