In a surprisingly ironic twist, a Louisville, Ky. billboard has been defaced to read “kill the NRA” by an unknown suspect. The offensively-worded statement was discovered in the days after the recent Florida school shooting, leading many to believe it was a statement against what some perceive as overly lax gun rules. The defacement also included the words “Resist 45,” the name of a well-known anti-Trump rally group.
• The The National Rifle Association (NRA) immediately responded to the highly publicized billboard with a message on their Facebook page. “To all American gun owners, this is a wakeup call. They’re coming after us,” they said.
• Students involved in the Florida shooting this week have repeatedly called on the NRA for action, blaming them in part for the event taking place. A total of 17 students were killed in the shooting, including a handful of JROTC members.
• One of the writers for “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” also directly blamed the NRA for conspiring with Republicans to protect unsuitable gun laws. The writer pointed out several Republican leaders who took donations directly from the NRA.
• In a reversal of his previous statement, the POTUS has revealed that he is in favor of more gun regulations. This includes a ban on bump stocks and other modifiers as well as more rigorous background checks.
• Trump’s administrators have confirmed his change of heart in recent press conferences and interactions with the public. “The president is supportive of efforts to improve the federal background check system,” said Sarah Huckabee-Sanders in a statement to the public.