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Pelosi’s daughter goes after NRA for using mom’s photo with ‘Target Practice’ headline: ‘Outrageous criminal incitement’

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Democrats understand the importance of controlling the media narrative, which explains why they are so quick to react to stories that can be manipulated to help advance their agenda.

Case in point, Christina Pelosi, the daughter of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., seized on a magazine spread from the National Rifle Association about gun owners being a “target” of Democrats to flip the narrative on its head.

The piece, titled “Target Practice,” featured a photograph of Speaker Pelosi standing at a podium. Among those in the background is former Democratic congresswoman Gabby Giffords, from Arizona, who was shot by a deranged gunman in 2011.

The subtitle of the NRA article read: “Congressional Democrats target gun owners for persecution with extreme firearm transfer bans.”

The Democrat-run House is set to vote on legislation this week that would enhance background checks for gun purchases.

Proving she’s her mother’s daughter, Christina Pelosi called the NRA offering “hate speech,” saying the article was “intentional, outrageous criminal incitement.”

“The NRA published a magazine headline “target practice” with a photo of Speaker Nancy Pelosi and former Rep Gabby Giffords,” she tweeted. “We must condemn this intentional, outrageous criminal incitement. We cannot allow this hate speech to stop common-sense gun violence prevention.”

The tweet is the latest proof that Democrats not only want to deny Americans their Second Amendment right to self-protection but are targeting the First Amendment right of free speech, as well.

And the younger Pelosi wasn’t finished with displaying her manufactured outrage.

Echoing the extreme sentiments of Fred Guttenberg, the liberal ideologue who lost his 14-year-old daughter in the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, Christine Pelosi accused the NRA of “inciting violence against my mom.”

Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., who’s desperate to breathe life into his presidential run, jumped on the bandwagon to say the NRA piece was “a call to violence” as he pushed to shut the organization down.

“This is a call for violence by the @NRA against @GabbyGiffords, who was nearly killed by gunfire and @SpeakerPelosi, the most powerful legislator in America,” the bootlicker tweeted. “The NRA should face legal consequences. But let’s put them out of business with boycotts and ballot boxes. #EnoughIsEnough.”

The pearl-clutching by the left serves to distract from the NRA’s message that Pelosi’s characterization of gun violence as an epidemic or national emergency is incorrect.”

“Since 1991, the murder rate has fallen by 45 percent and the overall violent crime rate has fallen by 48 percent,” the NRA Institute for Legislative Action noted. “At the same time that violent crime was falling, Americans were acquiring a record number of firearms.”

Tom Tillison

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