‘Parks and Rec’ stars rip NRA for using gif to celebrate spokeswoman
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Stars from "Parks and Recreation" tore in the National Rifle Association (NRA) after it used a gif from the show to celebrate its spokeswoman.

The NRA on Wednesday tweeted praise for spokeswoman Dana Loesch, who was speaking at a CNN town hall answering questions from residents of Parkland, Fla., following a deadly high school shooting.

The tweet included a gif of one of the show's stars, Amy Poehler playing Leslie Knope, saying "thank you."

". thank you for being the voice of over 5 Million members," the NRA tweeted with the gif.

People with connections to the show criticized the NRA for using the gif and ripped the organization as having a "pro-slaughter agenda."

". our good-hearted show and especially our Leslie Knope represent the opposite of your pro-slaughter agenda - take it down and also please eat shit," Nick Offerman, who played Ron Swanson on the show, tweeted in response.

"Hi, please take this down. I would prefer you not use a GIF from a show I worked on to promote your pro-slaughter agenda," Michael Schur, who has been a critic of the gun lobby, tweeted.

He also shared a sentiment from Poehler, whom he said was not on Twitter.

"Also, Amy isn't on twitter, but she texted me a message: 'Can you tweet the NRA for me and tell them I said f--k off?' "

Adam Scott also responded to the NRA, tweeting: "Hey please stay the fuck away from Leslie Knope."

Loesch appeared Wednesday on a CNN town hall that included students and teachers who survived the Florida high school shooting last week and family members of those who died.

Her appearance came as students across the country in recent days have been protesting gun violence and demanding lawmakers take action in the wake of the deadly Florida high school shooting.

During the town hall, a mother of a teacher killed during the shooting confronted Loesch, asking why the group protects Second Amendment rights more than her son's "right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."