This Black Lives Matter chapter just clapped back at the NRA with a biting ad of its own

By Aaron Morrisson


The National Rifle Association of America must stop airing its controversial ads that blast the Black Lives Matter movement and call for violence in response to their resistance, activists from a BLM chapter in Los Angeles said on Friday.

In a video response first shared with Mic, activists labeled the NRA’s ad as “dangerous propaganda” meant to incite “gun-toting racists.” Surrogates for the gun rights lobbying group have previously lashed out at activists and politicians who criticized its ad.

“When the NRA issues a public call to their constituents, inciting violence against people who are constitutionally fighting for their lives, we don’t take that lightly,” Funmilola Fagbamila, a member of BLM LA, says in the response video.

The widely criticized NRA recruitment ad features images of protesters in Baltimore amid unrest over the in-custody death of Freddie Gray and airports in the wake of President Donald Trump’s first attempt at barring travel from several Muslim-majority nations. The video’s narrator unambiguously blames the activists for the current climate of division and political discord.

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