The NRA’s PR team aren’t known for speed, surprise or violence of action. When it comes to reacting to current events, they tend to let the mystery be. This new video is the exception that almost breaks the rule. NRA Commentator Don Raso’s video below takes on the pearl-clutching media’s reaction to Dana Loesch’s call for gun owners to raise the “clenched fist of truth.”
That said, Mr. Raso’s “America: love it or take a vacation in Syria” rant isn’t a direct assault on the mainstream media’s howling indignation at Ms. Loesch’s polemic. It’s more like piling on. Doubling-down. That kind of thing.
What’s missing: any mention of guns. Sure, there’s a quick clip (not a magazine) of a pol declaring that “the NRA is a front for gunmakers.” And . . . that’s it.
Other than a veiled comment in Mr. Raso’s closing remarks — designed to poke the MSM bear. “I for one, will not tolerate [flag burning],” Mr Raso declares. By force of arms, the progs will project.
While I agree with Mr. Raso’s defense of American values, this kind of NRA ad is counter-productive. It does nothing to advance the cause of gun rights and everything to plant the NRA flag in Republican territory.
Critics who’ve accused the NRA of becoming an adjunct of the Republican Party are not without reason. And, now, evidence.
I know that Democrat politicians are, to a man and woman, anti-gun. But this NRA – Trump alliance closes the door on the possibility of bi-partisan gun right restoration in years to come.