Things just keep getting worse for the National Rifle Association (NRA), and most of the blame can be placed squarely on the pro-gun group, which has filed for bankruptcy after many of its top executives allegedly spent millions of dollars for their personal benefit.
So, in an attempt to push their guns for everyone message, the NRA enlisted Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) to make an ad that ran online in which the Louisiana Republican lovingly strokes a handgun while music playes in the background. Kennedy looks at the camera and declares:
“Folks, I believe that love is the answer. But you oughta own a handgun just in case.”
— NRA (@NRA) May 24, 2021
But a typo in the captions of the video wound up seriously undercutting the message the NRA was trying to convey, HuffPost reports:
“The typo ― ‘belive’ instead of ‘believe’ ― took off on social media as the NRA’s critics couldn’t stop laughing at the easily avoidable error.”
Apparently, the NRA is so broke they can’t even afford to purchase spell check software or hire someone to proof their copy before it winds up on the World Wide Web. But, hey, at least they set off a wave of internet laughter. Take a look:
— YS (@NYinLA2121) May 25, 2021
I belive you need a copy editor. https://t.co/mtHdTW8KbD
— Barry Malone (@malonebarry) May 25, 2021
— Titus (@TitusNation) May 25, 2021
If the NRA has its way, no one will belive for very long.
— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) May 25, 2021
I believe if you can’t spell believe you shouldn’t own a hand gun. 🥴 pic.twitter.com/OnW2v7aDnr
— TheRevelatorShow (@VulturePicnic) May 24, 2021
We’re all triggered more by the 10 millionth example of rightwing entities being too lazy to check their homework before handing it in, than we are by the too-familiar message that a US Senator is polishing his gun in preparation to kill a human being.
— Heart of Snarkness (@heartsnark) May 25, 2021
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