"We're Coming For You": AP Accuses NRA Of "Inciting Violence" Against Journalists

In a series of videos released earlier this month, the National Rifle Association declared war on mainstream media and their "globalists masters", a sign of the group’s transformation into an advocate for conservative causes beyond protecting the second amendment.

Predictably, the Associated Press is not happy. In a story about the new campaign - which debuted on the NRA’s NRATV, a web-video platform run by the association – the AP accused the NRA of employing dangerous rhetoric that risked inciting violence against journalists.

“The election of President Donald Trump and Republican control of Congress meant the National Rifle Association could probably rest easy that gun laws wouldn’t change for at least four years. But the NRA has begun a campaign not against pending legislation but what it sees as liberal forces bent on undoing the progress it’s made — and the political powerhouse is resorting to language that some believe could incite violence.


Using the hashtags #counterresistance and #clenchedfistoftruth, the NRA has put out a series of videos that announce a “shot across the bow,” and say the gun-rights group is “coming for you” and that “elites ... threaten our very survival,” terms that suggest opponents are enemy combatants.”

In a video published earlier this month, NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch warned the New York Times that the NRA would be “coming for you," adding that the NRA "had re-dedicated itself to exposing the lies of the mainstream press" while shining an uncomfortable spotlight on the relationship between the MSM and "globalist, corporate elites" who oppose the agenda of President Donald Trump... at least until Steve Bannon's departure, which has since been taken over by former Goldman bankers.

"The times are burning and the media elites have been caught holding the match" Loesch said.

"We’ve had it with your narratives, your propaganda, your fake news. We’ve had it with your constant protection of your Democrat overlords, your refusal to acknowledge any truth that upsets the fragile construct that you believe is real life. And we’ve had it with your tone-deaf assertion that you are in any way truth or fact-based journalism,” Loesch says. “Consider this the shot across your proverbial bow. ... In short? We’re coming for you.”

The AP countered with various “expert” soundbites who alleged the NRA could inspire an unstable person to incite violence. One of the AP’s sources, a director at the Annenberg Public Policy Center at UPenn, blamed the NRA for trying to incite violence with its videos.

“Kathleen Hall Jamieson, the director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, said the tone and language is “overwrought rhetoric” that, viewed by the wrong person, could lead to violence. The kicker on one of the videos — “We’re coming for you” — is straight out of the movies, she said, and “that phrase means that violence is imminent and we will perpetrate it.”

Another source, chairman of the political science department at the State University of New York at Cortland, said the NRA cribbed its “hyperangry” approach from – who else - President Trump.

“They’re not inventing this hyperangry, nasty partisan tone but piggybacking on Trump’s approach. Of course, NRA voters by and large are Trump voters, so they would be sympathetic to that kind of message,” said Robert Spitzer, chairman of the political science department at State University of New York at Cortland, who has examined the firearms industry and Second Amendment issues extensively.


Spitzer, a member of the NRA as well as the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, said it’s a pattern the NRA has exhibited as the group evolved from an almost exclusive focus on gun safety into a political beacon for conservatives who fear changes to the Second Amendment and the gun industry.


“It was Bill Clinton in the 1990s. In the early 2000s, it was John McCain. It was Hillary Clinton. It was the United Nations. They’ve held up the U.N. as ready to swoop in and take everybody’s guns,” Spitzer said. “The focus of their ire has changed, but the basic message has been the same.”

In an interesting twist, the AP insinuated that the NRA’s aggressive rhetoric was a ploy to revive gun sales, which have stagnated since Trump took office.

“The friction between the gun lobby and the media isn’t new. But critics of the NRA contend the organization is relying on the “fake news” mantra started by Trump to whip up its followers after a dip in gun sales that has taken place since Trump succeeded President Barack Obama, who favored stricter gun-control laws.”

Joe Plenzler, a Marine veteran and NRA member, said the association had “gone well out of the bounds of any sort of sane responsible behavior.”

“Lately, it seems like they’ve gone well out of the bounds of any sort of sane responsible behavior. If you want to advocate for the Second Amendment, which I unapologetically believe in, that’s fine,” he said. “But I think at the point where you are going to demonize half the American population in a recruitment effort to get more members, I’ve got a big problem with that.”

So did the NRA cross a line by engaging in a similar - but opposite - campaign to that of the Trump "resistance" (hence dubbed #counterresistance) and has it gone too far by accusing the press of creating "narratives, propaganda, and fake news", the same way the press accuses the "alt right" of doing the same, and who is - ultimately - right? Readers can decide for themselves after watching the video below:


The Cooler King (not verified) Sat, 08/26/2017 - 22:32 Permalink

I'm thinking that the "we're coming for you" comment had more to do with Dana's foto and less to do with the NRA.

pods bigbenbillybob Sun, 08/27/2017 - 06:51 Permalink

Pretty big mistake to have a pic like than taken. "Don't do it! You have so much to live for."I've been leery of the NRA over the years with their compromise to try to get along attitude. I do wish them the best of luck though but I think regular people debunking these ever present false flags do more to show what is really going on than anything the NRA can come up with. pods

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847328_3527 pods Sun, 08/27/2017 - 08:26 Permalink

AP can interpret her words however they want. When a group (like AP or CNN) is guilty of hate mongering and encouraging violence, it should expect blowback of some sort.Just as Clinton and Hussein Osama encouraging "fight" and "resist" instead of telling them "lets get to work to create jobs."And remember Obama encouraging BLM to kill more when he refused to condemn them for slaughtering all those police.  

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Sector Catalyst JRobby Sun, 08/27/2017 - 10:55 Permalink

Proper "Journalists" don't exist in the Khazarian cabal-owned mainstream media. The role has changed now into a TV personality that essentially spews pre-written content from a teleprompter or argues a point from a libtard point of view as per the instruction of their handlers.The proper journalists are the ones who have been killed already by the cabal.

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nmewn Dormouse Sun, 08/27/2017 - 08:29 Permalink

AP was the one that reported the Russians "hacked into" Vermonts power grid weren't they...or was it WaPo?...the entire Alinsky media complex incestuous relationships all start running together after a while with me.But at any rate, that was a blatant lie as well and at that particular time promoted their "narrative" of a Russian behind every blade of grass and tree. Where did all of that go to?At one point you couldn't turn around without bumping into RUSSIANS! now you can't find one anywhere ;-)

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Son of Loki nmewn Sun, 08/27/2017 - 09:00 Permalink

Since AP and CNN do not have "journalists" they have no need to worry. AP, CNN , MSNBC are all fake news outlets now. They no longer report facts or events, they create and write myths as instructed by their DNC or soros masters. Being propaganda outlets with no journalistic traits, they need not worry if anyone targets true "journalists."

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nmewn Son of Loki Sun, 08/27/2017 - 09:29 Permalink

One of the greatest myths they like to perpetuate is that they are "journalists".Real journalists would be self-policing to protect "their craft". They would be asking pointed, probing questions like..."Why is the majority of crime down in places which have carry laws?"...or..."So, Mzzz.Klinton at what point in time did you decide it was a good idea to have a registered foreign agent be your 2016 campaign chairman?"Ya know, easily observable yet "comfortably avoided & unasked" questions like that ;-)

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SoDamnMad Sanity Bear Sun, 08/27/2017 - 02:15 Permalink

The AP blames Adam Lanza, the kid no one knew or had real records on, for shooting up a school that had no Christmas dcoration on it's windows on December 14 and whose grieving parents including Chuck Wheeler, former B movies gun actor who was pictured in a sniper outfit and later grieving parent who boarded Obama's Air Force One to attend a Congressional anti-gun meeting. Yeah back to Silvia Smallstorm YouTubes where the fake story all fell apart.

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CuttingEdge SoDamnMad Sun, 08/27/2017 - 05:46 Permalink

Maybe its about fucking time the MSM started reaping the rewards from the twisted inciteful bullshit they have effortlessly put out with no comeback. No fucking accountability whatsoever for their actions and no change from them until there is.Who knows? A few of these cunts hanging from trees (or worse in some instances) and the rest might start behaving like authentic journalists, rather than the malignant Alinsky propagandists with zero morality or decency they currently pertain to be.

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Son of Loki BetterRalph Sun, 08/27/2017 - 08:30 Permalink

The NRA is an educational and informational forum. AP and CNN are hate groups as we have seen. While CNN and AP praise terrorists and dispense hate, the benificent NRA educates and informs and even even has fashions shows!  NRA holds ‘fashion show’ for gun accessories Forget about using slinky models to show-off the new fangled holsters — the gun organization instead hired guys with big guts and tattooed biker chicks to walk its first Concealed Carry Fashion Show. The models showed gun accessory products from about 30 companies, including Femme Fatale and Man-Pack, whose products include corset holders and shoulder bags designed for a quick draw. 

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pupton Sanity Bear Sun, 08/27/2017 - 08:59 Permalink

They blamed the NRA, naturally.  THE NRA, is an association.  It is made up of millions of ordinary American citizens, most of whom would never contemplate initiating violence.  When THEY attack the NRA they are really attacking its members.Also, just because some liberal gun grabber paid $25 to claim he is an NRA member, that does not make him a true advocate for the second amendment, or impartial...especially if that person is also a member of the Brady group...

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jeff montanye Manthong Sun, 08/27/2017 - 00:26 Permalink

the bankster zionist legacy media has to feel somewhat on the defensive when they endorsed hillary clinton over donald trump by, depending on the count, 57 to 2, 148 to 6, or 500 to 27.  in that last comparison, "not donald trump" drew 30 endorsements.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newspaper_endorsements_in_the_United_Stat… still he was elected.it couldn't help that the ubiquitously and perpetually reported russiagate story, where the dnc emails so incriminating hillary clinton, debbie wasserman schultz and john podesta, among others, were said to be hacked by agents of the russian government and then given to wikileaks for publication, was recently described by the leftwing, jewish seymour hersh, five time george polk award recepient and pulitizer prize winner, as an "american disinformation" run by "asshole" brennan (of the cia) and "cocksucker" rogers (of the nsa).

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Troy Ounce the artist Sun, 08/27/2017 - 00:32 Permalink

RT reports: Pentagon paid UK PR firm Bell Potinger $540Mn (!!) to make fake Iraq terrorists movies. (link: https://www.rt.com/document/57f12d95c461880d238b46a9/amp/361385-pentagon-pr-firm-terrorist-videos) Russians again! Outraged anyone?Same Bell Potinger is in hot water for inciting race war in South Africa.https://amp.theguardian.com/media/2017/aug/24/bell-pottinger-south-afri…

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Erek Handful of Dust Sun, 08/27/2017 - 07:49 Permalink

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They are both living proof that a pig's bladder on a stick can be elected to congress.

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