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CT gov. calls NRA ‘terrorist’ group – NRA fires back with videos feat. Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, immigrant and more

Gov. Dan Malloy (Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA)
March 08, 2018

The National Rifle Association has responded after a comment from a Democratic governor that the group is now a “terrorist organization.” The association published a series of videos on NRATV and put them on Twitter this week.

The videos feature NRA members, including Navy SEAL and Purple Heart recipient Marcus Luttrell and Benghazi hero Mark Geist. In the Twitter posts, the NRA asks if Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy and former comedian Rosie O’Donnell, who recently attacked NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch on Twitter, consider the people in the videos to be terrorists.

“They act, quite frankly, in some cases as a terrorist organization,” Malloy had said Monday, Fox61 reported. “You want to make safer guns? We will boycott your company. That’s who they are. That’s what they do.”

Malloy has reportedly not responded to any of the NRA’s tweets or statements.

“The NRA is comprised of over five million law-abiding citizens, many of whom are teachers, doctors, policeman, farmers, moms and dads residing in Connecticut. So let’s be clear: Governor Malloy just called tens of thousands of his constituents terrorists,” said the NRA’s Jennifer Baker, Fox reported.

The NRA’s continued responses to the governor’s statement are garnering attention.

The organization has since posts several videos as part of an apparent campaign to counter what Malloy said, featuring NRA members who passionately defend their rights as Americans.

“I know the truth about Benghazi. I was there, fighting alongside five Americans who were raised to believe that if you have a chance to save someone’s life and you don’t try, that’s more criminal than anything else,” Geist says in his video.

“I know you’re watching, so pay attention,” Luttrel says. “You hate my freedom, my religion and my country. You hate me for speaking my mind. You try to control me with violence and intimidation.”

“Don’t ever confuse me for my politicians or my media,” he continues. “I am an American, free born and free bred, and I will call you out for who you are – an Islamic extremist who would kill me for my beliefs.”

“For the next two hours, I knew I was going to die, and there was nothing I could do,” says rape survivor Kimberly Corban. “Now I’m a mother of two, and if that predator or anyone else tries to harm me or my family, they have to come through my firearm first. I will never be unarmed or utterly vulnerable ever again.”

Dom Raso, a Navy SEAL veteran, talks about what happens when the country is run by “political and media cowards.”

“It is a tragedy that at a time of such confusion, America is led by people so gutless, that instead of identify the enemy, they distract us with political attacks on the gun rights of the law-abiding,” he says.

Venezuelan immigrant Gabby Franco talks about how the Venezuelan government took guns away from its people, and what happened in the aftermath of losing their gun rights.

Colion Noir is also featured in a video.

“If our politicians are truly trying using the carnage they refuse to stop to attack the rights of honest, hard-working Americans caught in living hell, then they are guilty of the most despicable form of racism imaginable,” he says.

Josephine Byrd talks about her living conditions, and how the police “can’t keep us safe.”

“Some of us are too afraid to even leave our apartments,” she says.