Women’s March plans anti-NRA protest

Women’s March plans anti-NRA protest
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The organizers of the massive Women's March that took over Washington, D.C., the day after President Trump's inauguration are planning a new protest this month against the National Rifle Association (NRA).

The protest will be held July 14 in Fairfax, Va., according to the Huffington Post.

On the Facebook page for the event, the organizers say: "We know that we are not safe. But we will not be intimidated into silence."

“Recent actions of the NRA demonstrate not only a disregard for the lives of black and brown people in America, but appear to be a direct endorsement of violence against women, our families and our communities for exercising our constitutional right to protest," the Facebook event says.


The protest comes after the NRA last month released an ad that attacked the media, Hollywood and other institutions in the U.S. that conservatives say are liberal-leaning.

“They use their media to assassinate real news. They use schools to teach children that their president is another Hitler. They use their movie stars, singers, and comedy shows and award shows to repeat their narrative over and over again," Dana Loesch, a spokeswoman for the NRA, says in the ad.

"And then they use their ex-president to endorse the resistance, all to make them march, to make them protest, make them scream ‘racism’ and ‘sexism’ and ‘xenophobia’ and ‘homophobia.’"

The NRA spokeswoman says in the ad the only way to stop this is and to save the country is to "fight this violence of lies with the clenched fist of truth."

The ad received some backlash after a House Democrat accused the organization of trying to divide Americans and "exploit" the shooting earlier this year at a congressional baseball practice.

The organizers of the Women's March are asking that people join them in "exercising our First Amendment rights by holding a mass mobilization for our safety, calling on the NRA to take the following actions."

The actions include taking "down the recent irresponsible and dangerous advertisement videos from all social platforms immediately." They are also demanding the NRA "issue an apology to the American people for the video that suggests armed violence against communities of color, progressives and anyone who does not agree with this Administration's policies."