This video by the National Rifle Association came out two days before an assassination attempt at the Congressional baseball game, in which a pro-Bernie Sanders gunman attempted to "kill as many Republicans as possible." In the video, NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch decried the violence in the streets that liberals seem to inflame. The script of the video reads:
“They use their media to assassinate real news. They use their schools to teach children that their president is another Hitler. And then they use their ex-president to endorse the resistance. All to make them march, make them protest, make them scream racism and sexism and xenophobia, to smash windows, burn cars, shut down interstates and airports, bully and terrorize the law abiding until the only option left is for the police to do their jobs and stop the madness. And when that happens, they’ll use it as an excuse for the outrage."
Did you see the part about condoning violence? Nope, because it's not in there, but that didn't stop liberals from being apoplectic over conservatives having the audacity to use the 2nd amendment. According to The Federalist, "On Thursday, failed Baltimore mayoral candidate and Black Lives Matter gadfly Deray McKesson raged at Dana Loesch and accused her and the National Rifle Association (NRA) of 'white supremacy' for noting in a prophetic promotional video filmed in April that progressive activists were becoming increasingly violent." Heres' what he said:
And there there was this:
Of course, that makes no sense at all. Using one's Constitutional rights to bear arms is not a call for violence, it's a call to stave it off. Sean Davis put it best:
The fact of the matter is that it wasn’t the NRA that tried to murder a bunch of its political opponents. It wasn’t the NRA that published the location and security details of its foes. It wasn’t the NRA that surveilled a park and confirmed that everyone in it had the “wrong” politics before unloading on them. No, that was done by a progressive Democrat activist.
All the NRA did was point out leftist violence and note that Americans have a God-given right, affirmed by the U.S. Constitution, to defend themselves and their loved ones from that very violence. To Golfarb and Applebaum and McKesson, the NRA’s crime wasn’t committing or fomenting violence. The NRA’s crime was refusing to let leftist violence go unnoticed.