The unbearable has happened again.
In a state whose senators are among the highest-paid by the NRA, and whose governor once lamented that Texas was not the state in the union selling the most guns, at least ten people died in a school shooting. Many more were injured.
Our broken hearts are with the families, friends, classmates, teachers, and community of those killed and injured in this preventable tragedy. #NoRA stands with them and will continue to stand with them.
While the NRA has again proven too cowardly to issue a statement, its main propagandists are already blaming the community, the parents of the gunman, and even the architect of the school. School shootings are so common in America that the NRA has a playbook to follow, and they are following it. Rather than accept their own culpability they will stoop so low as to blame the victims of this tragedy. It is vile, and it is deadly.
The NRA and the gun companies that fund it value money over lives. In the coming days, the nation will again hear them try and say the answer to the gun violence they enable is to flood our nation and our schools with even more guns. They will again try and arm teachers – who overwhelmingly do not want to be armed.
Why? Because selling more guns means more blood money in their pockets.
We will not stand for this.
#NoRA and its members and partners will not rest until we have ended the careers of the politicians of any party who take NRA money.
Our children demand it.
#NoRA is a diverse, non-partisan coalition of activists, artist, celebrities, and policy experts dedicated to combating the influence of the NRA in American politics. Formed in February 2018, it is the product of nearly 100 activist partners and organizations. Partner organizations include Blue Future, The Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus, Community Justice Reform Coalition, Countable, Design Studio for Social Intervention, Drain The NRA, Every Voice Center, Guns Down America, Hollaback!, Newtown Action Alliance, Rock the Vote, Spread the Vote, Sunshine Sachs, and TaskForce