Democrat Gov. says ‘NRA has Become a Terrorist Organization’

“So let’s be clear, Governor Malloy just called 10’s of 1,000’s of his constituents terrorists.”

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — “The NRA as it exists today… They have, in essence, become a terrorist organization,” said Gov. Dannel Malloy (right, D-CT) early last week.

“They act, quite frankly, in some cases as a terrorist organization,” Mr. Malloy, a Democrat, said Monday, a local Fox affiliate reported.

“You want to make safer guns? We will boycott your company. That’s who they are. That’s what they do.”

In response, NRA spokeswoman Jennifer Baker criticized Mr. Malloy for “political stunts and childish name calling, rather than serious policy discussions aimed at making our schools and communities safer.”

“The NRA is comprised of over 5 million law-abiding citizens, many of whom are teachers, doctors, policeman, farmers, moms and dads residing in Connecticut,” said Baker.

“So let’s be clear, Governor Malloy just called 10’s of 1,000’s of his constituents terrorists.”

Mr. Malloy claimed the NRA has strayed from the principles it held just a couple decades ago.

“The NRA as it exists today is a far cry from the NRA that in 1999 said that teachers shouldn’t carry weapons in schools,” he said.

“Or in the ’90’s also said we should have universal background checks. They have, in essence, become a terrorist organization.”

In a statement released in response to Malloy’s terrorist remarks, the NRA’s Baker said:

“ Voters are fed up with politicians who engage in political stunts and childish name calling, rather than serious policy discussions aimed at making our schools and communities safer.

A perfect example is the absurd political stunt to remove NRA trainers from the permitting process in Connecticut. No organization in the world does more to promote the safe and responsible use of firearms than the NRA.

NRA members love our children, want them to be safe just as much as anyone else, and we just disagree that punishing law-abiding citizens who want to exercise their constitutional  right to self-defense is the way to achieve that goal.”

Mr. Malloy’s comments came ahead of Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin‘s call for the Connecticut legislature to scrub any mention of the NRA from state law, which currently states that the NRA’s basic pistol course is an acceptable form of training for Connecticut residents who want to obtain a state pistol permit.

“The idea that the NRA should be recognized as a voice for gun safety is ridiculous. This is an organization that opposes universal background checks despite the fact that overwhelming majority of Americans, and even a large number of NRA members, support universal background checks,” said Bronin Tuesday eveing.

Catherine Mortensen, spokeswoman for the NRA’s lobbying arm NRA-ILA, said the organization’s basic pistol course is the “best training available for anyone seeking to carry a concealed firearm for self-protection.”

“By eliminating the NRA training and standards for Connecticut’s permit holders, Mayor Bronin is putting politics above the safety of Connecticut citizens,” Mortensen said.


Source: Texas Politics

Democrat Gov. says ‘NRA has Become a Terrorist Organization’

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