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Tue Sep 1, 2015, 12:53 AM

NRA to Alison Parker's family: Don't be 'so emotional'

NRA to Alison Parker's family: Don't be 'so emotional'

August 31, 2015 3:24 PM MST


The NRA and their spokesman Colion Noir are telling the parents of slain journalist Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward to stop being "so emotional" when fighting for gun control.

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After journalist Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were murdered on live TV last week, the entire country mourned their deaths. Parker's father, Andy Parker, has been an outspoken advocate for gun control since his daughter's death, but the National Rifle Association (NRA) thinks he should just calm down.

The family of slain journalist Alison Parker is pleading for stricter gun laws following the murder of their daughter.

Just in their mid-twenties, Parker and Ward were living their dream of delivering the news to their viewers. That dream quickly turned into a nightmare at the hands of former network employee Vester Flanagan, otherwise known as Bryce Williams. After pleas for stricter action on gun control by the Parker family, the NRA released a video on August 31, with spokesman Colion Noir telling the Parker and Ward family to stop letting their emotions cloud their judgement.

“Grief-inspired advocacy can be extremely effective and powerful,” Noir said, saying he understands he has "no right" telling them how to grieve, but hopes they understand who the real enemies are. "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."

"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."

Noir then went on to attack President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, referring to them as the "gun control Wu-Tang Clan" who are using average American "ignorance" to win votes. The United States currently has the highest rate of gun related deaths compared to any other industrialized country in the world. While stricter gun control might not stop every mass shooting, it's a positive step in the right direction regardless of what some at the NRA might be preaching.



To me this less about gun control than it is about a total lack of sensitivity.

I own firearms and the NRA does not speak for me.

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Reply NRA to Alison Parker's family: Don't be 'so emotional' (Original post)
marble falls Sep 2015 OP
Skittles Sep 2015 #1
Thinkingabout Sep 2015 #2
alcibiades_mystery Sep 2015 #3
underthematrix Sep 2015 #4
marble falls Sep 2015 #5
underthematrix Sep 2015 #9
Lint Head Sep 2015 #6
SusanaMontana41 Sep 2015 #7
joshcryer Sep 2015 #8

Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 01:09 AM

1. sociopaths

NRA = gutless fucking cowards

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 01:11 AM

2. Perhaps he should take his advice and not get emotional and get the sensible gun laws and

restrictions in place. Good gun owners who are responsible can keep their guns, those involved with domestic violence, mental issues and just the inability to have a gun in their possession should be restricted. I own guns also, but I don't pack them up and down the road and I do not want to give up my guns but if it would be required to register them, purchase liability insurance, then so be it.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 01:14 AM

3. "...referring to them as the 'the gun control Wu-Tang Clan'..."

 

Wu-Tang Clan ain't nothin' ta fuck wit.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 01:17 AM

4. I tweeted the guy and asked if he was willing

to walk around Walmart with a handgun, rifle or machine gun. Still waiting for a reply

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Response to underthematrix (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 01:23 AM

5. I don't get his willingness to be a flack for NRA.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 04:21 AM

9. Right. That's why I asked him to test his theory

and walk around WALMART with a gun. Last black guy who did that is dead.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 01:28 AM

6. Fuck Wayne Le Pissant and the NRA too.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 03:39 AM

7. "To me this less about gun control than it is about a total lack of sensitivity."

TOTALLY.
The are SEPARATE ENTITIES.

Thanks for the post.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 04:10 AM

8. This guys' video is infuriating.

It would not be hard to apply a mental health status to the gun registry, on a "shall issue" basis for 5 years. Then use that data to decide whether the people who were "flagged" under such a system would save lives. If it did, then it would not hurt in any rational way the Second Amendment.

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