The cries to curtail the Second Amendment rights of America’s law-abiding gun owners have never been shriller than over the past few months. Since February’s horrible shooting at a Florida high school, it seems that nearly every ill of society can be blamed on nra members and other gun owners by those who believe our constitutional right to keep and bear arms should be flippantly swept aside for the false promise of safety and security.
Yet fallout from the school shooting in Florida quickly proved that gun haters are more than happy to attack not just the Second Amendment rights of those who disagree with them, but their freedoms as protected by the First Amendment as well.
Amidst the Florida fallout, Bloomberg-funded groups Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action called for Apple, Amazon, Google and Roku to drop NRATV programming because it doesn’t fit with their guns-are-always-the-problem narrative.
Moms Demand and Everytown called on the companies to cut ties with NRATV because it “promotes dangerous conspiracy theories, racially charged rhetoric, and violent demonization of the nra’s political opponents.”
Shannon Watts of Moms Demand Action said, “American businesses have the responsibility to make ethical decisions about the content they will provide on their platforms.”
Of course, Bloomberg and his flunkies—Watts included—likely don’t really believe providers should drop NRATV. Surely they still believe in the First Amendment, even though they abandoned the Second years ago.
They’re irate that even with the so-called “mainstream” media taking their side 24/7 and constantly regurgitating their talking points, NRATV has been able to find a way to continue distributing a pro-gun owner, pro-freedom message that they simply hate.
As the old saying goes, they only squeal when something hurts. Gun haters attack NRATV because they know how powerful it truly is. The bottom line is this: No other organization in the movement to save the Second Amendment—on our side of the issue or elsewhere—has anywhere near the media firepower that NRATV represents. Consequently, those intent on pushing more restrictive gun laws continue to try to demonize and degrade the network.
In The Crosshairs Consider the vicious attacks on NRA spokesperson and NRATV host Dana Loesch at CNN’s so-called “town hall” meeting, which CNN host Jake Tapper allowed to become a public lynching for anyone who disagreed that banning guns was the answer to school shootings.
Aside from attacks by angry students and parents, Loesch was even lectured by Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel. At the time, Israel already knew about the many failures of his department (see feature, page 44), but they hadn’t been made public at that time. Still, he pushed the rhetoric that weak gun laws were responsible for the murders, and that Loesch and NRA were part of the problem.
In fact, to many of those in the so-called “mainstream” media, the First Amendment only applies to those with whom they agree. And they don’t agree with the views presented on NRATV commentary.
MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski is an excellent example. Just before deadline for this issue, Brzezinski stated with disgust, “The NRA, with their inflammatory ads and threatening ads, should be sued and forced to take them down.” What a testimonial for free speech!
In truth, the all-out assault on NRATV is only part of an overall effort to completely silence all gun owners in the “conversation” about guns and gun ownership.
“Right now, America is having the largest gun conversation this country has ever had. But no one bothered to actually invite gun owners,” said NRATV host Colion Noir. “Sure, they talk about gun owners, but they don’t actually want them to be part of the conversation, unless they need a bad guy to verbally accost, that is.”
Noir concluded by addressing those who blame the nra for violent crime: “You all insist on only having the conversation with yourselves and waging war with the NRA. You’re not waging war against a machine. You’re waging war against people. People who have families just like you. People who grieve, cry and feel the same pain that you do when our kids are killed in cold blood in our schools, malls, movies and streets. The same people who want the shootings to stop. Who want to save lives, but just have a different idea about how to do it.”
Fighting Back Despite the pressure and public battering, you can rest assured that NRATV will not shrink back into a corner and let its voice be silenced. There is no other network that shares NRATV’s mission to defend individual freedom. And between Loesch, Noir, Grant Stinchfield, Cam Edwards and Dan Bongino, NRATV has assembled the absolute finest lineup of freedom-focused journalism and commentary available anywhere.
Loesch’s new show, “Relentless,” is an example of NRATV’s commitment to pushing the battle for our liberties forward at a rapid pace. Loesch proved at the CNN town hall meeting and in the weeks following how fitting that name is for her program. She is perhaps the most relentless person in politics—an utterly fearless leader of a movement critical to our future. She will not back down in pursuit of the truth, she will not compromise her principles as a meaningless sacrifice, and she is earnestly driven to protect individual freedom. Gun owners are extremely glad she’s on our side.
Yet Loesch’s show is only a part of what viewers can find each day on NRATV. “Cam & Co.” has been a staple for many viewers for a decade, with Cam Edwards covering all the latest Second Amendment news daily. On “Stinchfield,” award-winning broadcaster Grant Stinchfield focuses on the issues important to freedom-loving Americans several times each day. And in the recently launched “We Stand With Dan Bongino,” the former Secret Service agent brings a unique perspective to the gun debate that you won’t want to miss.
It’s critical that all NRA members—in fact, all gun owners—realize that the full-frontal assault on NRATV is an attack on all of us. And it’s equally important to understand that support for NRATV represents critical support for NRA and, in fact, the Second Amendment.
The bottom line is, NRATV is the strongest voice we have ever had to express our views, speak to American gun owners without the filter of the national media, convert new advocates and make other great strides in saving our right to keep and bear arms. Please join us in this all-important endeavor.
Watch Dana Loesch’s new show, “Relentless,” each day from 5 to 6 p.m. Central.
Grant Stinchfield can be seen each morning at the top of the hour.
“Cam & Co.” airs weekdays from 1 to 4 p.m. Central, and “We Stand With Dan Bongino” can be seen each weekday from 4:30 to 5 p.m. Central.
NRATV programming is available at NRATV.com, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Google Chromecast.