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Gillibrand Calls the NRA ‘The Worst Organization in the Country’

By: Robert Davis

2020 presidential candidate Sen. Kirstin Gillibrand (D-N.Y) took the discourse about the Second Amendment from the Left to a new low when she called the National Rifle Association (NRA) the “worst organization in the country” during a Fox News Town Hall event.

That’s right. In Gillibrand’s world, the NRA is worse than the KKK, Antifa, Neo-Nazis, and radical Islamist groups.

Gillibrand said during the event:

"The NRA is lying to the American people. It is not about the Second Amendment. It is about gun sales. It is literally about greed and corruption and making sure the status quo stays the same."

The hypocrisy of Gillibrand’s statement was illuminated when the NRA posted a letter the senator wrote them in 2006 after she was elected to represent New York’s 20th Congressional District.

"Gillibrand called us the worst org in the country, but when she represented NY20, she wrote us: 'I appreciate the work that the NRA does to protect gun owners’ rights, and I look forward to working with you for many years,'" the NRA wrote on Twitter.

While serving in the House of Representatives in 2007, Gillibrand supported HR 6842, which repealed parts of the D.C. firearms ban. In the Senate, she voted against allowing the U.S. to enter into the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty, a measure that the NRA strongly opposed as well.

Since becoming a senator, however, Gillibrand has shifted her stance on guns. Now, she supports universal background checks, wants to pass a federal gun trafficking law, and supports banning the sale of bump stocks, so-called ‘military-style weapons’ and ‘high-capacity’ magazines.

Gillibrand is hardly the first 2020 presidential hopeful to address the gun violence epidemic with nonsense. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) would force gun owners to get a license from the federal government before purchasing a weapon; Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) would create a federal gun buyback program similar to the one run in his state; and, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) said she would enact several executive orders addressing gun control within her first 100 days in office.

Robert Davis is a general assignment reporter for Gunpowder Magazine. You can contact him at RobertDavis0414@gmail.com.

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