August 28, 2014 2:42 pm -


The tragic yet preventable accidental shooting at an Arizona gun ranges had barely made the news when the NRA tweeted the following: This was taken down less than an hour later Mark Follman of Mother Jones managed to get this screen capture of the Tweet before it was deleted a little over an hour after it…


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16 responses to NRA Tweets ‘7 Ways Children Can Have Fun Shooting’

  1. Tammy Minton Haley August 28th, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    these people are so ideologically constipated they will endanger their own children to make a political point…

  2. NW10 August 28th, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    If these gun loons have no problems sending their nine year old kids to the gun range to fire high capacity weapons, then surely they should have no problems with their kids being sent to Iraq to fight ISIS, right?

  3. crc3 August 28th, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Seven ways children can just have fun:

    1-Regularly participate in some form of recreation like sports. Get in shape!
    2-Watch television shows where they can actually learn something of value (Discovery..History Channel…etc)
    3-Learn to play a musical instrument of interest or take up another hobby that is fulfilling
    4-Learn about geography…the world…and history
    5-Limit video games and especially stay away from the violent ones
    6-Learn what it means to work for a living…earning money…and respecting ownership of anything bought (teaches discipline and helps prevent expecting something for nothing)
    7-Limit the use of “devices” (phones…computers…etc) and get involved with activities that enrich their lives.

    Just a few of many but guns are not fun!!

  4. Carla Akins August 28th, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Hey Mea_Mark – can you see this one?

    • mea_mark August 28th, 2014 at 3:30 pm

      Nothing cropped out on the edges and BIG type.

  5. Pistol-Packing August 28th, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    So let me get this straight. A pre-planned twitter campaign goes out, just as the news of this horrible accident has happened. And once the news was out, the tweet was taken down. But yet somehow that does not matter.

    • NW10 August 28th, 2014 at 5:31 pm

      In what sane world is it acceptable for kids as young as nine years old to be allowed access to high power weapons, let alone fire them?

      • Pistol-Packing August 29th, 2014 at 10:00 am

        there are many shooting competitions for children. Many of these kids have been training for years. Look up on youtube, 3 gun challenge, and kids, and you will see many.

        • NW10 August 29th, 2014 at 10:19 am

          Then you should have no problems sending these kids over to Iraq to go and fight ISIS, so that others kids don’t have to. If we’re going to be a society that allows kids that young to fire guns, then we might as well make them useful.

          • Pistol-Packing August 29th, 2014 at 2:01 pm

            I would say it is safe to say, that most of those kids are the ones that grow up and join the military. So your statement is mostly true.

    • jasperjava August 28th, 2014 at 7:21 pm

      No, it doesn’t matter. Giving lethal weapons to children is never “fun”, and never OK.

      Heck, the vast majority of adults are not qualified to handle weapons.

  6. Dwendt44 August 28th, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    I notice that shooting the instructor isn’t one of them.

    • whatthe46 August 29th, 2014 at 12:21 am


  7. PunkAssPro August 28th, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    In the spirit of self preservation i applaud the instructor for the Complete lesson on guns. I would let my kid shoot there. Lucky kids.

  8. TerryW August 28th, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Go play with your ‘toy’ guns kiddies, brilliant.

  9. juicyfruityyy August 31st, 2014 at 3:54 am

    I think it is more of the parent’s fulfillment, to see their child handle a weapon. This is something for them to brag about. Until, the child uses the gun on them.