Given a choice between the NRA and the Islamic State, Michael Moore would apparently go with the group known for cutting off the heads of Westerners.
On Friday, the documentary filmmaker labeled the National Rifle Association a “terrorist organization” and called on the media to compare it with ISIS.
The NRA is a terrorist organization. The media should speak of the NRA in the same way they do ISIS. Total ISIS-inspired deaths in US = 79. Thanks to the NRA & the politicians they buy, we’ve had 1.2 MILLION American gun deaths since John Lennon was shot dead in NYC #NRAKillsKids
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) February 23, 2018
“The NRA is a terrorist organization,” Moore wrote. “The media should speak of the NRA in the same way they do ISIS. Total ISIS-inspired deaths in US = 79. Thanks to the NRA & the politicians they buy, we’ve had 1.2 MILLION American gun deaths since John Lennon was shot dead in NYC #NRAKillsKids.”
Moore’s comment was made following the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., which left 17 dead.
The NRA has faced backlash from gun control proponents in the wake of the shooting, with several companies cutting their ties to the Second Amendment advocacy group.
Delta is reaching out to the NRA to let them know we will be ending their contract for discounted rates through our group travel program. We will be requesting that the NRA remove our information from their website.
— Delta (@Delta) February 24, 2018
United is notifying the NRA that we will no longer offer a discounted rate to their annual meeting and we are asking that the NRA remove our information from their website.
— United Airlines (@united) February 24, 2018
Customer feedback has caused us to review our relationship with the NRA. As a result, First National Bank of Omaha will not renew its contract with the National Rifle Association to issue the NRA Visa Card.
— First National Bank (@FNBOmaha) February 22, 2018
Additionally, the public learned that four deputies with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office hid outside behind police cars while students and teachers were being killed inside the school.
Moore’s comments provoked backlash.
You going to lay off/fire your bodyguards/security detail? Talk to me when you don’t rely on guns for your own safety. Hypocrite
— DDDeplorable Patriot (@lbradley64) February 24, 2018
Let’s add up all the mass shootings done by NRA members… right now that number stands at ZERO. If non-NRA members would just stop shooting people, that would be great. 100% drop. Easy solution.
— Robert Locklear (@JaiDin) February 23, 2018
This represents everything that is wrong with the unhinged Left. ISIS want you dead. Show me where the NRA tortures and rapes. Pro-second amendment people want you to have a chance to fight another day and not to be at the mercy of criminals.
— Paul Flynn (@MegiddoFilms) February 24, 2018
Michael has never truly served the people of America. He has never put himself in harm’s way for fellow citizens. Why would anyone listen to this PERSON?
— Michael CIC (@CicMichael) February 23, 2018
So you are telling me that you have NO friends that own a gun of any kind right? Is that what you are saying?
— Debbie (@debivino1961) February 23, 2018
What a ridiculous statement this is
— Michael Tamam (@MikeTamam) February 23, 2018