NRA leaders have called men of color “thugs,” perpetuated racist terminology like “black-on-black crime,” referred to communities of color as “violent inner cities,” mirrored the language of a racist president, and disparaged President Barack Obama, Black Lives Matter, non-native speakers, and others who don’t look like them, talk like them, or pray like them.
In fact, the history of bigotry within the NRA prompted CSGV to create NRA on the Record — a site that tracks the racist, misogynistic, xenophobic, and generally reprehensible comments made by NRA leadership. Media Matters has also created an incredibly comprehensive database of these comments.
Since LaPierre has clearly forgotten so much of the NRA’s history, CSGV compiled a few of the NRA’s most racist moments to refresh his memory. And believe us — these are just a few.