Saturday, May 21, 2016

Target Practice On Your Ex, The NRA Way

By Jeff Simpson

The NRA has given Scott Walker an A+ rating and had this to say about him:

Fairfax, Va. – On behalf of our five million members across the country, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is proud to endorse Scott Walker for reelection as Governor of Wisconsin.
Based on his leadership on Second Amendment issues, Walker has earned an "A+" rating from the NRA-PVF in the 2014 general election.  An "A+" is the highest possible rating and is reserved for elected officials with an excellent public record on critical NRA issues who have also made a vigorous effort to promote and defend the Second Amendment.
"Scott Walker is a battle-tested leader in the fight to preserve Second Amendment rights in Wisconsin," said Chris W. Cox, chairman of the NRA-PVF.  "He's never wavered, never backed down and never stood still in the fight to protect our freedoms."
Scott Walker has also taken a decent amount of money from the NRA and that does not count anything under the table.

Well Scott Walkers good friends at the NRA just held their annual meeting, where they endorsed Trump for President.    While that is no surprise, what else was going in is!  

It seems that one of their main vendors, had a "Brilliant" idea on how to sell more products and that idea was this:

At the National Rifle Association's annual convention in Houston, Texas this weekend, a company that sells shooting targets "designed to help YOU prepare for the upcoming Zombie outbreak" displayed much of what is wrong with the pro-gun movement with its foul "Ex-Girlfriend" target that bleeds when you shoot it. The more you shoot the iconization of the woman you hate (a 'slut' with her large breasts bulging out of her tanktop) the more she bleeds and her body, once sexy, becomes mangled.  It is a startling reminder of the normalization of violence against women in America, and the latest in delegitimization of the pro-gun lobby's claims that firearms are an equalizer for women.
This of course comes as no surprise, since last year they had a a target designed to look like President Obama.(because freedom and all)

Do not worry, it is not like the NRA hates women, it actually shows how much they like and respect women!

The company has a line of 15 zombies (one of which resembled President Obama so much that it was pulled from the conference by the NRA) and only one is female. "To discriminate against Women by not having them represented in our product selection would be just plain sexist," the website says. YES, because having the only female character in your line of mannequin targets be "the ex-girlfriend" doesn't reinforce sexist and fatally dangerous stereotypes. 
Should be quite the interesting election season!   Has anyone asked Michelle Litjens and Rebecca Kleefisch if they have bought their "ex" target?  

What other politicians in WI are proud of their A+ NRA rating?

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