Add the NRA to Their List
Now that we know the man who is charged with shooting to death 19 people and injuring at least 14 others is accused of being a member of a white supremacist group â€“ by its leader â€“ some on social media have decided it's time to call him a domestic terrorist.
Democratic candidate for the U.S. Congress:
My opponent, Bannonâ€™s Michael Grimm called the tragedy â€˜senseless.â€™ I disagree, it was an act of domestic terrorism. We must use appropriate terms and remove those who stand in the way of real change.â€” Omar Vaid (@omarvaid) February 15, 2018
Psychotherapist specializing in trauma and writer who frequently comments on authoritarianism:
Can we use the term â€œdomestic terroristâ€ now?â€” Leah McElrath (@leahmcelrath) February 15, 2018
We know where he was â€œradicalized.â€ https://t.co/2sw9OhaojQ
Head of Youth Engagement at the Global Business Coalition for Education:
White nationalist group = Domestic Terrorist Organization https://t.co/C7FnLAtE9eâ€” Jamira Burley (@JamiraBurley) February 15, 2018
Looks like yet another example of white domestic terrorism that will be treated as a mental health problem. https://t.co/ry44qIm1VIâ€” Steven Beschloss (@StevenBeschloss) February 15, 2018
President and Executive Director, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law:
There are many in this administration with blood on their hands for failing to confront the growing tide of white supremacy in the US. Their words and their policies have done nothing but emboldened white nationalists. This is Domestic Terrorism.#FloridaSchoolShooting https://t.co/dNougwYEOpâ€” Kristen Clarke (@KristenClarkeJD) February 15, 2018
It's not just the accused gunman.Â
Some are calling the NRA a domestic terrorist group, or linking it to domestic terrorism.
Former DNC chairman, governor, presidential candidate:
As long as Trump is "normal" and NRA is "normal, shootings will be normal. NRA has become a abettor of domestic terrorism. https://t.co/HDuN93b6xCâ€” Howard Dean (@GovHowardDean) February 15, 2018
The NRA is a domestic terrorist organization. Its members & political beneficiaries are no better than the foot soldiers of ISIS or other groups â€” crusaders that have no regard for human life & champion a platform that is predicated, and thrives on, more dead people.â€” Nathan Lean (@nathanlean) February 15, 2018
LGBT Activist and former radio host:
Little Marco, weâ€™ve had 18 mass shootings in 2018. No one is jumping to conclusions, just coldly stating the brutal facts you choose to ignore to advance your political career.â€” Wayne Besen (@WayneBesen) February 15, 2018
The NRA facilitates domestic terrorism and you @marcorubio are an enabler.https://t.co/4a4LyeIB1l
The alleged gunman, whose name NCRM has chosen to not use unless necessary, also reportely "had been abusive to his ex-girlfriend."
Doctor of Political Science:
Domestic violence is domestic terrorism. https://t.co/fYCMWJZaDkâ€” Emily Farris (@emayfarris) February 15, 2018