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NRA Tweet Cheering Reversal of Boulder Assault Weapons Ban Just Days Before Shooting Resurfaces

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With its deep pockets and millions of members, the National Rifle Association (NRA) is arguably the most influential lobby in the United States.

The organization spends millions on Republican political campaign and actively fights any level of gun law reform, regardless of how innocuous or sensible.

Earlier this week the NRA celebrated a Boulder, Colorado Judge's blocking of a law that would've prohibited AR-15s and high capacity magazines.

Just one week after the NRA posted the jovial tweet, a shooter—reportedly armed with an AR-15—entered a Boulder, Colorado grocery store and murdered 10 people, including a police officer.

Rather than its typical "thoughts and prayers," the NRA responded by posting the text of the Second Amendment, which it believes negates any efforts to put common sense restrictions on weapons of war.

The week-old tweet was seen in a new and devastating light on social media.





But while this judge sided with the NRA, others have frequently called out its bastardization of the Second Amendment.

In a 1990 article, conservative Supreme Court Justice Warren Burger prophetically wrote:

"The Gun Lobby's interpretation of the Second Amendment is one of the greatest pieces of fraud, I repeat the word fraud, on the American People by special interest groups that I have ever seen in my lifetime. ... The very language of the Second Amendment refutes any argument that it was intended to guarantee every citizen an unfettered right to any kind of weapon he or she desires"

Others have continued to call out the NRA's mischaracterization of the Amendment.




According to CNN, this was the seventh mass shooting in the United States in seven days.