Thoughts & Prayers – and Valentines

The National Rifle Association was promoting a Valentine’s Day–themed tweet on Wednesday [Feb. 14th] that urged its nearly 500,000 followers to “buy your loved one a gun” as a teenager in Florida was opening fire on his former high school classmates with an AR-15 assault rifle.

The NRA retweeted a post by Kimber Firearms that featured a photo of a heart-shaped pillow with matching handguns lying on it on Wednesday morning, according to the Internet archiving website the Wayback Machine. The gun advocacy organization’s retweet was live at 3:49 p.m. EST. By 7 p.m. EST, the retweet had been deleted, Business Insider reported.

Covering Your Ass!

One thought on “Thoughts & Prayers – and Valentines

  1. Hoplophile says:

    Does Your AR-15 Need a Forward Assist? (NRA) “Lest anyone think that the perceived need of forward assistance is limited to ARs, remember that reciprocating charging handles on modern guns like the FN SCAR, Benelli MR1 and IWI Galil are likewise intended to provide a means of manually assisting the bolt. Other guns, like the Remington (Bushmaster) ACR and LWRCI R.E.P.R., have forward-assistance features designed into non-reciprocating charging handles. Side-charging ARs are also an option for those folks who do not mind a reciprocating charging handle. Cocking handles machined into the bolt carrier, such as with the AK family, are strong enough to withstand very hard “coaxing.” But, the same conditions that hinder a traditional AR forward assist’s usefulness will cause troubles for these other guns, too: A bolt that needs that much help closing likely has a bigger problem.”

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