GUEST: George Zornick, Nation Magazine's Washington editor, author of a new article, "Gun Sales Are Plummeting and Trump Wants to Help"
BACKGROUND: The NRA, which spent tens of millions of dollars to help elect Donald Trump, has recently posted to its Facebook page a terrifying video aimed at progressives. Conservative talk radio host Dana Loesch is the video's narrator and she begins by saying, "They use their media to assassinate real news." She goes on to say that teachers are teaching children to think of Trump as Hitler and imply that President Barack Obama is backing the resistance to Trump and inciting people to "smash windows, burn cars, shut down interstates and airports," and "bully and terrorize the law-abiding."
Loesch concludes that, "the only option is for the police to do their jobs and stop the madness." The video ends claiming that the NRA is "freedom's safest place."
But my guest George Zornick, the Nation's Washington editor has a cover story in the latest edition of the magazine. In it he writes that NRA head Wayne La Pierre, "understands the gun-rights movement as a culture war first and a battle over gun laws second."
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