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NRATV to Be Taken off the Air

For the last year, the National Rifle Association has encountered almost nothing but bad news. The group had a power struggle at the top which resulted in the resignation of the organization’s President, Oliver North. The group is also reportedly facing severe financial problems along with a myriad of different lawsuits.

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The NRA has long used its television network, NRATV, in order to discuss their message and connect with their members. Late Tuesday afternoon, the National Rifle Association announced that they will be pulling the network off the air.

The network had been criticized not only by the organization’s opponents, but by some of its board members as well. Chief Executive, Wayne LaPierre, explained:

“Many members expressed concern about the messaging on NRATV becoming too far removed from our core mission: defending the Second Amendment. So, after careful consideration, I am announcing that starting today, we are undergoing a significant change in our communications strategy. We are no longer airing ‘live TV’ programming.” 

Anti-gun activists were quick to celebrate the decision. Moms Demand Action founder, Shannon Watts, tweeted, “While Dana Loesch is trending because she was fired by the NRA from NRATV, a reminder that she put KKK hoods on Thomas & Friends cartoon characters, said she hopes the Mueller report burns in an “AIDS fire,” and called gun safety advocates “tragedy dry humping whores.”

Parkland survivor and activist, David Hogg, simply wrote, “Thoughts and prayers,” tagging hosts Dana Loesch and Grant Stinchfield.

Production on the television show will cease immediately.



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