NRA Father’s Day Video Sparks Controversy: ‘Redneck Drama’

NRA Father's Day Video Sparks Controversy: 'Redneck Drama'

On Sunday, debate erupted over a Father’s Day video posted by the National Rifle Association featuring a father and daughter shooting guns together. In the ad, NRA members Danny D’Angelo and Danyela D’Angelo, 17, use a variety of guns in scenes at times reminiscent an action movie. One shows them walking through drifting smoke donning impressive weaponry, while in another their truck makes a dramatic turn while kicking up dirt. "Happy Father’s Day to all NRA dads and those fathers who refuse to let their kids become victims by spending time with them at the gun range and fighting for our 2nd Amendment. They are truly America’s number one dads, and we are all grateful for them!" the NRA wrote on Sunday in a tweet with the video. "Danny gets an A+ at parenting!" The video, also shared to an NRA Facebook account, was met with mixed responses. Some praised it for promoting the message of teaching children how to use a gun. Thank you NRA — Ed Harley (@jebel06) June 20, 2021 "Grateful that my husband taught our daughter how to shoot," Facebook user Debra Hauser Sentman wrote. "Thanks to my dad for teaching me and my sister, and then both my boys!" a Facebook comment from Patti PS said. Others criticized the video. "I am a gun owner, raised by gun owners. This ad makes me sick. It is not what responsible gun ownership looks like," Twitter user @79msugrad commented. "Happy Father’s Day to all the […]

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