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NRA Supports Donald Despite Policy Differences

2016-07-02

The National Rifle Association (NRA) has taken out a $2 million TV ad buy for Donald and against Hillary, using the Benghazi episode as a club.  In the ad, a man portraying a veteran walks through a graveyard which appears to be a veteran’s cemetery, and complains that he served in Benghazi and some of his friends who served there won’t be coming back.

The Veteran’s Administration released a statement indicating that it was against VA policy to film advertisements in its cemeteries.   The VA stated that the dignity of a cemetery was not compatible with any political or commercial advertisements.  It also stated that the NRA had not asked permission to film in a VA cemetery.

Oddly, the NRA’s own policy and Florida state law do not agree with the concept of carrying concealed firearms into an establishment that serves alcohol.  This conflicts with Donald’s repeated suggestions that the people who were shot in the Orlando nightclub massacre would have survived if they had been armed and had shot back at their assassin.

Here is a quote from the New York Daily News opinion page:

The group’s Institute for Legislative Action executive director, Chris Cox, answered Trump’s juvenile dream by saying: “No one thinks that people should go into a nightclub drinking and carrying firearms. That defies common sense. It also defies the law.”

The Daily News opinion piece goes on to mention that a security guard did try to engage the shooter but he was “overpowered” by the shooter’s assault rifle.

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