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Mon Aug 31, 2015, 12:43 PM

NRA Host Warns Parents Of Slain Journalists To Not "Become So Emotional" In Response To Shooting

NRA Host Warns Parents Of Slain Virginia Journalists To Not "Become So Emotional" In Response To Shooting

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On August 30, the NRA's Noir posted a video response to the shocking August 26 murder of Parker and Ward, which happened while they were filming a live news report. The two journalists worked for Roanoke, Virginia ABC affiliate station WDBJ and were killed by a disgruntled former co-worker.

Noir is the face of an NRA effort to influence a younger demographic

NOIR: And to the parents of Alison Parker and Adam Ward, I have no right to tell any parent how to grieve for the loss of their child. Grief-inspired advocacy can be extremely effective and powerful and I say run full speed to find a way to end violence like this. However, sometimes in a fight we can become so emotional everyone and thing starts looking like the enemy, even if they're there to help us. I'm deeply sorry for your loss.


Noir wasn't as diplomatic throughout the rest of the video, saying at one point, "Turning this murder into a gun control dog-and-pony show minutes after the shooting because you can't make sense of what just happened is ridiculous."

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2015/08/31/nra-host-warns-parents-of-slain-virginia-journa/205266

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Reply NRA Host Warns Parents Of Slain Journalists To Not "Become So Emotional" In Response To Shooting (Original post)
kpete Aug 2015 OP
onehandle Aug 2015 #1
Thinkingabout Aug 2015 #2
dem in texas Aug 2015 #3
spanone Aug 2015 #5
davidn3600 Aug 2015 #6
trumad Aug 2015 #13
ellisonz Aug 2015 #22
HeiressofBickworth Aug 2015 #24
SheilaT Aug 2015 #4
drm604 Aug 2015 #7
B Calm Aug 2015 #17
Oneironaut Aug 2015 #8
Sheldon Cooper Aug 2015 #9
gratuitous Aug 2015 #12
Lizzie Poppet Aug 2015 #21
gratuitous Aug 2015 #23
eppur_se_muova Aug 2015 #10
Hekate Aug 2015 #11
NutmegYankee Aug 2015 #14
olddots Aug 2015 #15
Kingofalldems Aug 2015 #16
yellowcanine Aug 2015 #18
Paladin Aug 2015 #19
Liberal_in_LA Aug 2015 #20

Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 12:54 PM

1. Gun nuts and gun lobbyists are selfish antisocial monsters. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 12:59 PM

2. We see the NRA jumps on the same dog and pony show as soon as a another senseless gun owner runs

out and kills someone or more than one. It was senseless the first time the NRA came out with a dumb statement and is still not wanting to enact sensible gun laws. They do not give a damn about safety just selling more guns and scaring those who listens to their crap. It used to be a good organization, it has lost its way. Is it the leadership?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 01:05 PM

3. Alison Parker's Father has my complete support

So sad, all the babies killed at the school in CT and nothing happened, no new laws passed, all the politicians bowing down to the NRA. What is the aim of the NRA? To sell more guns so the gun manufacturers will line their pockets with more money. The NRA is just like Donald Trump, playing to the fears of weak people.

So glad to see Parker's father step up to the plate. He has my support and I want to contribute to any organization that he forms.

DU members, we are a strong group. Let's help this man get more gun control.

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Response to dem in texas (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 01:11 PM

5. ^^^^k&r^^^^

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Response to dem in texas (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 01:13 PM

6. It's not just the NRA, it's the "slippery slope" argument

 

Many don't feel progressives will stop with just 1 piece of gun control. They believe that after gun control is passed and fails to stop the next mass murder, there will be demands to pass more laws. And this cycle will continue until we reach a point where our laws are like Australia's and we are confiscating guns.

Even conservatives who do favor things like expanding background checks believe this and therefore vote it down. Why? Because they don't trust progressives. They think the ultimate goal of the far-left is to ban guns.

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Response to davidn3600 (Reply #6)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 02:52 PM

13. So progressives equal far left?

 

Dude you might want to reword that steaming pile of ....you just posted.

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Response to davidn3600 (Reply #6)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 05:07 PM

22. That's non-sense. n/t

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Response to davidn3600 (Reply #6)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 06:30 PM

24. "And this cycle will continue

until we reach a point where our laws are like Australia's and we are confiscating guns."

And this is a bad thing? I don't think so -- just look at the statistics on the per capita gun fatalities between the two countries:

Australia 0.86 per capita (16th out of 70)
USA 10.64 per capita (57th out of 70)

Clearly, they are doing something right.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 01:10 PM

4. I guess they should just

 

shrug it off as another day at the office? How despicable.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 01:15 PM

7. They use such stupid talking points.

"Turning this murder into a gun control dog-and-pony show minutes after the shooting because you can't make sense of what just happened is ridiculous."

People don't say "Turning this crash into a discussion of air safety is ridiculous" or "Turning this spill into a discussion of pipeline safety is ridiculous". Those things are exactly what people want to discuss, and should discuss, at those times.

What they're doing is practically the definition of Orwellian. They're turning logic on its head. For anything else, tragedies engender discussion on how to prevent such things.

But for guns... no, that's special somehow... logic and commonsense don't apply. You should postpone those discussions until emotions have calmed down and the public has moved onto other things. Which, by the way, is very convenient to the gun lobby.

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Response to drm604 (Reply #7)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 03:03 PM

17. +1 Couldn't agree more!

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 01:52 PM

8. The NRA is a shill for the gun industry. This is about profits.

Or rather, it's about the gun industry being afraid of losing profits. The NRA is bullshit. It doesn't care about the 2nd amendment or your rights. Its sole purpose is to make money - both for its leadership and for the gun industry.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 01:55 PM

9. I would argue that it's actually the NRA who becomes "emotional" when things like this occur.

They become positively unhinged when anyone suggests even the tiniest change to existing gun laws.

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Response to Sheldon Cooper (Reply #9)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 02:50 PM

12. And your argument would be correct

All available evidence points to the NRA as the overdramatic denizens of the nearest fainting couch when the slightest bit of "well-regulated" legislation is proposed, accompanied by the predictable yammering of their nincompoop supporters.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #12)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 05:06 PM

21. I'd argue that the way the NRA responds to those incidents is anything BUT emotional.

 

Instead, I see it as a coldly calculated attempt to cause emotional reactions in their target audience. Instill fear, present themselves as a way to assuage that fear...and start raking it in.

Mind you, I'm discussing the NRA's leadership (and marketing arm) here, not the rank-and-file membership towards whom that fear mongering is targeted.

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Response to Lizzie Poppet (Reply #21)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 05:33 PM

23. I see your point

I'm thinking of those "I am the NRA" ads from years gone by in which ordinary Americans proclaimed their everlasting love for tools of death and destruction, and equated those folks and their reliable hysterics with the NRA.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 02:37 PM

10. ... because that would be so, you know, not classy.

I guess they're experts on that.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 02:41 PM

11. The NRA long ago morphed from a hunting club to a terrorist organization.

I wish they could be put out of our misery.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 02:59 PM

14. The NRA must search for assholes to hire. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 03:00 PM

15. dearest NRA members and staff

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 03:02 PM

16. Yes but I was told the NRA has gun safety programs, so it's alright.

They're just great say the gun fanciers.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 03:03 PM

18. "I have no right to tell any parent how to grieve..." and then he proceeds to do just that.

What a douche.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 03:14 PM

19. They always get around to playing the "Don't Be Emotional" card.

As if having a child cut down by a gun-wielding lunatic is supposed to be an emotion-free occurrence. Evil motherfuckers.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 04:56 PM

20. unbelievable

 

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