America is full of heroes. They walk down the street and most of us don’t know who they are. Then there are heroes like Steven Kiernan, who can’t walk down the street on his own legs, because of his heroism.
Yesterday Kiernan, who served as an infantryman in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2005-2010 and lost both of his legs in Iraq when an IED exploded, apparently took offense to a tweet that the NRA posted attacking NFL players for kneeling during the National Anthem. This tweet by the NRA can be seen below:
"When you take a knee during our National Anthem you disrespect the men and women who lost their limbs so you could spend your Sundays playing games…We Stand for our veterans and military. We Stand for our law enforcement. And We Stand for our flag." –#NRA's @OliverLNorth #NFL pic.twitter.com/czSZWU18DH
— NRATV (@NRATV) November 30, 2018
Kiernan responded via a tweet of his own, saying, “Hey @NRA I lost both my legs in Iraq and the only thing I’m upset over is not being able to kneel alongside them, you f—king ghouls”.
— Steven Stegosaurus 🎃 (@MsgToObserver) December 1, 2018
Kiernan’s response received an astounding 75,000+ retweets and 307,000+ likes in less than 36 hours.
Kiernan considers himself a progressive veteran who is working towards positive change in America. He is also a strong supporter of gun reform in America. He has asked those interested in helping his cause to donate to Common Defense, a “movement of military veterans and families fighting for our communities, and a more equitable democracy.”