The National Rifle Association’s newest recruitment video has garnered significant backlash, with some suggesting the minute-long clip is attempting to increase membership by calling for violence against liberal protesters.
The video was posted to the gun lobby’s official Facebook page June 12 and has been viewed more than 2.7 million times and received more than 22,000 shares and 10,000 other reactions. It features conservative commentator Dana Loesch, a host for TheBlaze, calling out an unexplained group of people identified only as “they”—presumably those on the left side of the political divide—for a variety of supposed offenses.
“They use their media to assassinate real news,” Loesch says. “They use their schools to teach children that their president is another Hitler. They use their movie stars and singers and awards shows to repeat their narrative over and over again. And then they use their ex-president to endorse the resistance.”
The gun lobby’s video alludes to people—presumably those on the left—who teach children Trump is “another Hitler.”