State Sen. Roxanne Persaud and Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon are New York-based politicians who plan to introduce legislation this month that would limit the number of bullets a person can buy in a 90-day period.
The NRA isn't happy about that legislation, so it published an editorial criticizing the two women that included Polaroids of the the two next to bullets. Evocative!
Metro took a screenshot of the NRA America's 1st Freedom Twitter account sharing the editorial with the image attached, even though the gun manufacturers lobbying group's magazine has not removed the tweet, and likely won't.
Mark Chestnut, editor of America's 1st Freedom, is aghast that Persaud and Simon want to "make it nearly impossible for anyone to buy ammunition" in New York. He then immediately goes on to explain how that is not at all what the legislation does:
The two plan to introduce legislation this month that would limit ammo purchases to twice the capacity of a gun owner’s firearm during a 90-day period! Put in perspective, a revolver owner would be “allowed” to buy 12 rounds every three months, or a total of 48 rounds a year. The owner of a semi-automatic pistol with a 10-round magazine would be “allowed” to purchase 20 rounds every three months, or 80 total in a year.
Everyone knows that a typical day at the shooting range would wipe that supply right out, Chestnut whines. Thus the bullet photo.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was quick to criticize to the NRA's suggestive imagery on Twitter.
State Sen. Persaud also responded, telling the Daily News the image was "irresponsible" and "playing on the fears of people."
Assemblywoman Simon agreed, adding the NRA "are clearly trying to be intimidating and it is not working."
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, who supports the bill, released a statement saying in part, “We cannot be deterred by the level of hateful rhetoric that extremists are engaging in behind the cover of social media, which has already sparked a number of dangerous threats.”
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