In an interview with the Huffington Post, Debbie Wasserman Schultz claimed the NRA was ‘just shy of a Terrorist organization.
Rep.Â Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) had stern words for the National Rifle Association on Tuesday, responding to the gun groupâ€™s new president attacking student survivors of the shooting in Parkland, Florida, for allegedly engaging in â€œcivil terrorism.â€
â€œThe NRA is kind of just shy of a terrorist organization,â€ Schultz told HuffPost. â€œThey have done everything they can to perpetuate the culture of violence that we have in our country with the spread of assault weapons across the nation.â€
She also attacked the Civil Rights claims by the NRA.
She also rebuffed Northâ€™s contention that the pressure the NRA now faces has â€œnever been seen against a civil rights organization in America,â€ and is worse than â€œthe terrible days of Jim Crow.â€
â€œThe Jim Crow laws actually resulted in the deaths of people standing up for their rights,â€ said Wasserman Schultz, who headed the Democratic National Committee from 2011-16.Â â€œPeople that are dying as a result of the infection that is the spread of assault weapons thanks to the NRA are being murdered in cold blood without any cessation or interest on the part of the NRA to do anything about it.â€
As historyÂ has shown us the right to bear arms does have a tie back to Civil Rights. The Jim Crow south was full of Democrat-alignedÂ politiciansÂ passing laws that stripped African Americans of their right to own a gun. Once they were disarmed they were tormented and sometimes killed by memebersÂ of the KKK.
Debbie also fails to mention studies from the CDC that show firearms being used in self-defense more than being used for the cold-bloodedÂ murder she describes.