While the National Rifle Association (NRA) boasts about protecting the Second Amendment, the pro-gun group doesn't seem to feel the same way about the First Amendment.
According to WUSA-TV, the NRA recently used armed security to force mothers of victims of gun violence to leave the organization’s headquarters (video below).
MomsRising.org and the Reston-Herndon Alliance to End Gun Violence traveled to NRA headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, on Thursday to deliver a petition with over 150,000 signatures calling for universal background checks, a ban on high-capacity magazines, a ban on military-style assault rifles and new laws to stop gun trafficking.
A plainclothes security guard and an armed uniformed guard refused to listen to the peaceful protesters, would not accept the petition and escorted the moms off NRA property.
“They’re not willing to listen to all members,” one NRA member who was in the group told WUSA. “We’re in a democracy, we need to have a conversation. And the NRA likes to shut down conversation.”