Hitting a new low in its bullying barrage against gun laws, the National Rifle Association on Thursday targeted Gabrielle Giffords in an attack mocking her 2011 shooting.
“Gabby Giffords: Everyone Should Have to Pass Background Check My Attacker Passed,” the NRA tweeted from its main account.
The tweet — which one lawmaker called “pathetic” — aimed to argue that background checks don’t reduce gun violence and linked to an article on the right-wing Breitbart website. That story notes Jared Loughner, the crazed gunman who nearly killed Giffords, an Arizona Democrat, is among mass murderers who passed a background check to buy the gun they used.
One of these days the NRA is going to implode. Keeping that deflector shield up 24/7 requires continued money flowing in a high capacity pipeline and enormous goodwill on the part of politicians to keep that shield up.
Should the political winds change or money becomes tight, the deflector shield goes down. Not even Charlton Heston returning from the other side will be able to save them.