On Wednesday, just a week after her tearful election night meltdown, Rachel Maddow used her MSNBC show to badger NRA executives for doing exactly what the group’s members pay them to do—protect the Second Amendment.
First, she aired a clip of Wayne LaPierre’s 2016 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum speech. “Hillary Clinton is coming for your guns and she will leave you all defenseless! Oh, my God!” Maddow said mockingly. She then played a portion of the NRA’s recently released video message, “Our Time is Now,” in which LaPierre addresses the outcome of the election, warns of the “very real challenges members face” and urges members to maintain the same sense of urgency moving forward.
Maddow’s rant was actually just the thing to make any NRA member proud of the organization—and its continued resolve to protect the Second Amendment. The fact that Maddow can’t see that speaks for itself.