Joy Reid’s jab at the NRA just got shot down.
A retired US Army Special Forces medic reacted to left-wing critique of the National Rifle Association in the aftermath of Wednesday’s Parkland, Fla. shooting by tweeting a sarcastic jab at MSNBC’s Joy Reid.
“MSNBC Joy Reid: ‘the NRA is seeped and bathed in blood. How do their adherents sleep at night?'” wrote user R. Wolfe. “Well Joy, I sleep very well knowing that I have a Baretta on the night stand in case some deranged democrat decides to go on a rampage.”
Wolfe’s rebuke quoted from a tweet Reid penned in response to November’s mass shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas–a tragedy that left 26 dead.
The @NRA is soaked and bathed in blood. How do its adherents sleep at night?
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) November 5, 2017
Reid’s remark echoed the widespread criticism of the NRA that arose after 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people at Stoneman Douglas High School last week.
Actor Michael Keaton blasted Republicans and the NRA as “weak, disgusting cowards.”
Comedian Michael Ian Black was among any Twitter users who called the NRA a “terrorist organization.”
Friend, I can obsess about impeachment and do other things at the same time, like reminding everybody that the NRA is a terrorist organization. https://t.co/OyzCFJg16t
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) February 18, 2018
British biologist and writer Richard Dawkins said members of the NRA deserve to go to hell, if it exists.
Hell does not exist, otherwise the members of the National Rifle Association would surely go there. Perhaps they’d experience a form of hell, here and now, if they had the imagination to think of the bereaved, weeping for their children. But no, they’re too stupid to understand.
— Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) February 15, 2018
“Hell does not exist, otherwise the members of the National Rifle Association would surely go there,” Dawkins wrote. “Perhaps they’d experience a form of hell, here and now, if they had the imagination to think of the bereaved, weeping for their children. But no, they’re too stupid to understand.”
CNN’s Anderson Cooper also took aim aim at the NRA.
Anderson Cooper: “There’s a sameness to the reaction of politicians to mass shootings. Especially if you are a politician who has received donations from the National Rifle Association”
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) February 16, 2018
Several users expressed their disagreement with Reid’s characterization of the NRA.
Who of these shooters were NRA members? No a one. To me it looks like the NRA does a good job of keeping their members off the trigger. How about actually opening your mind to different solutions. I don’t see them going into military schools or anyplace guns are actually allowed.
— Sassy Realtor (@RealtyVirginia) February 17, 2018
She has security also. She just doesn’t want to discuss that, because she’s a hypocrite
— Randy w johnson (@Randywjohnson2) February 17, 2018
No Joy, the Liberal effect on our society has the blood on their hands, Not one mass shooter is NRA. Gun violence is a product of a sanctuary mentality.
— Deplorable Drac (@drachman56) February 15, 2018
Another falsehood but that’s what you do…embarrassment.
— Gregg DiPaolo (@GreggDiPaolo) February 16, 2018
The shooter was not a member of the NRA. At least be honest…if that’s even remotely possible.
— TurboChick (@KelleyTori) February 15, 2018
— Lynn (@SmokeOnTheMtnQ) November 13, 2017
— Jackie Fenolio (@fenolj) November 13, 2017