The NRA Mocks Shooting Survivors, Calls 'March For Our Lives' A 'Carnival'

The NRA Mocks Shooting Survivors, Calls 'March For Our Lives' A 'Carnival'
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Updated 4 months ago

It's already being called the tipping point for gun control legislation. On Saturday, millions around the globe joined the March For Our Lives to push for meaningful gun reform in an effort to end school violence, but the National Rifle Association believes it's all just a clever scam. 

In a Facebook post, the NRA claimed the protests, led by survivors of the Florida shooting, weren't as grassroots as they appeared to be. 

Today’s protests aren’t spontaneous. Gun-hating billionaires and Hollywood elites are manipulating and exploiting children as part of their plan to DESTROY the Second Amendment and strip us of our right to defend ourselves and our loved ones.

The group also posted a video to their YouTube channel titled "A March For Their Lies." The video featured NRA TV host Colion Noir, who mocked the protesters and called the march a "carnival."

From where I’m standing, it looks like a march to burn the Constitution and rewrite the parts that they don’t like in crayon.

In response to the protests, the NRA began a membership drive, saying it's time to “stand and fight for our kids’ safety” because, according them, the answer to gun violence is more guns.

Many on Twitter were outraged by the NRA's attacks:

Some saw irony in the NRA calling out special interest groups for exploiting victims of gun violence:

Before long, Twitter users were smelling blood in the water...

In the face of the protests, it's clear the NRA is finally feeling the pressure: