Oh NRA… When will you learn?
The National Rifle Association came under fire late Thursday from members of a gun-control advocacy group in Newtown, Conn., after reports surfaced of Newtown residents receiving robocalls and pro-gun postcards from the NRA.
The advocacy group, the Newtown Action Alliance, posted a Facebook message about the calls on Thursday, prompting responses from people who said they’d received communications from the NRA and were quite upset.
Newtown resident Christopher Wenis wrote on the Facebook, “I was insulted and offended.” Wenis told The Huffington Post in an interview Friday night that in the 36 hours since he first posted his response, he received two more robocalls from the NRA, one later on Thursday night and one Friday evening.
WTH?! Overboard much?
“I’ve got a 5-year-old son who went to preschool on the Sandy Hook Elementary School campus. And this was a really hard week for me on a lot of levels. These calls were the very last thing I needed.”
Huffington Post reports:
Wenis said that he called the NRA twice to request that his name be placed on a “Do Not Call List” — first on Tuesday and again Thursday. He said an NRA phone operator assured him he would be removed from NRA call lists. But the calls kept coming. By Friday night, Wenis said, he was desperate to be left in peace.
Another woman, Lisa Abrams, wrote on Facebook that she had “received a call and a postcard asking me to call my congressmen and tell them ‘NO ASSUALT WEAPONS BAN’ [sic] … I was not happy and needless to say did just the opposite!”
This is just horrible timing, inappropriate and just wrong! Hopefully the NRA pulls back on their gorilla marketing.
SOURCE: Huffington Post