The NRA Has a Big Problem with the New York Daily News

December 15th 2015

Kyle Jaeger

The National Rifle Association has had enough of the calls for gun reform in the aftermath of mass shootings and is particularly heated about the New York Daily News, which has condemned the organization in a series of controversial covers over the past few weeks.

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In a video posted by the NRA on Monday, conservative talk radio host Dana Loesch rails against the Daily News for becoming the "loudest, vilest, most condescending voice for what many people call the Godless Left" following the deadly attack in San Bernardino this month.

"These false prophets at this failing excuse for a newspaper claimed to enjoy special knowledge of God’s plans somehow, even as they mocked the entire concept of religion," Loesch says, referring to a December 3 cover headlined "God Isn't Fixing This."

The point of the cover was to call attention to the chronic inaction of lawmakers in the face of almost daily gun violence in the U.S. Rather than advance legislation aimed at closing loopholes that allow people to avoid background checks for gun purchases, for example, many politicians have merely offered "thoughts and prayers" to the victims and their families.

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"As a horrific act of terror unfolded in real time, the majority of Americans turned to earnest prayer for the dead, the wounded, their families, and the world while political and media elites joined forces to insult and mock and disparage them, and in so doing, laid bare the utter moral depravity of the Godless Left," Loesch says.

The video was sponsored by Kimber, a company that sells and manufactures guns, the Washington Post reports.


In response to the NRA move, the Daily News published a meta-cover featuring several covers from the past, specifically concerning gun violence in America. "Forgive U.S. Father," the headlines reads, alongside images of children from Newtown, Connecticut, where a gunmen killed 26 people, mostly children, at Sandy Hook Elementary School three years ago.

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