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NRA host Colion Noir recorded a video blasting gun control advocates for using the recent WDBJ shooting to push their agenda, going as far as to advise the parents of slain journalist Alison Parker to be careful emotion doesn't blind them from seeing clearly as they move forward with their advocacy.
Noir opened up his nearly 10-minute video blasting individuals who immediately used the shooting to advance "common sense" gun laws.
"Turning this murder into a gun control dog and pony show, minutes after the shooting, because you can't make sense of what just happened is ridiculous," he said. "Look, I get it — when stuff like this happens, anyone with a heart is going to feel the need to do something about it. The problem is, there is an incredible disconnect regarding the topic of guns in this country."
"There is nothing 'common sense' about something as violence and mental health," the NRA commenter added after playing a reel of politicians demanding Congress pass "common sense" gun legislation.
Noir contended that there are many gun laws on the books, arguing that passing more pieces of legislation would not put an end to senseless violence. The NRA host added that he believes politicians can't outright ban guns, so they aim to do so slowly in baby steps.
Noir concluded his video with a message to the parents of the slain journalists.
"And to the parents of Alison Parker and Adam Ward, I have no right to tell any parent how to grieve for the loss of their child. Grief-inspired advocacy can be extremely effective and powerful and I say run full speed to find a way to end violence like this. However, sometimes in a fight we can become so emotional everyone and thing starts looking like the enemy, even if they're there to help us. I'm deeply sorry for your loss," he said.
Parker's father has said repeatedly that he will do everything in his power to push for gun control following the death of his daughter.
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