The National Rifle Association (NRA) thought it would be a good idea to honor mothers across the United States on Mother’s Day by posting a meme on Twitter suggesting that young children need to be armed in order to keep them from becoming a “victim.”

HuffPost notes that the NRA Mother’s Day meme came on the very same day that another mass shooting left seven people dead:

“Seven people were killed on Sunday in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in the year’s 194th mass shooting, according to the nonprofit group Gun Violence Archive.

“The wave of violence has led to new calls for gun control measures.

“But on Sunday ― Mother’s Day ― the National Rifle Association posted a meme suggesting that mothers arm their young daughters.

“’MAMA DIDN’T RAISE A VICTIM’ read the text over an image of a woman and a young girl with firearms.”


The incredibly tasteless meme drew harsh criticism:

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