The child with the rifle: the post (removed) of the manufacturer of the weapon used in the Texas massacre

The company in question, Daniel Defense, funded by the federal government during the pandemic, has announced that it will not go to the annual convention of the NRA, the arms lobby.

A child sitting on the ground, will be less than 4 years old and wearing a T-shirt that says rescal, rogue. An assault rifle longer than he is in his hands. Like the AR-15 used yesterday by Salvador Ramos in the massacre at the Uvalde elementary school that shocked America. It was precisely the manufacturer of that weapon, the Daniel Defense, to post it on May 16. Below a sentence that seems almost a lesson and a warning: Train a child appropriatelyor and when he grows up he will not be separated. Then the emoticon of hands folded in thanks.
A few days later an 18-year-old would use a Daniel Defense rifle to kill 19 children and two teachers at a school in Texas. After the massacre the post was removedthe social profiles of the company that used the hashtag #childrenarethefuture are closed, but some images are still circulating to remind us of the paradox of a democracy that continues to consider weapons an instrument of individual freedom, for self-defense.

A fund supported by the federal government. Daniel Defense, headquartered in Ellabell, Georgia, was among the 500 arms manufacturers and dealers who received emergency aid for companies during the pandemic: a loan of $ 3.1 million obtained immediately, at the beginning of April 2020, and disbursed a year later under the Paycheck Protection Program.

The company has now announced that it will not go to the annual NRA convention,
the powerful arms lobby, opening today as planned – and as if nothing had happened – in Houston in Texas in shock. The massacre of children from the Uvalde school occurred at the hands of a boy a little older than them, who had been able to legally purchase the used rifle as soon as he turned 18, thanks to the hyper-permissive Texan laws on weapons. Yet the event continues to be presented as a celebration of the Second Amendment, which Donald Trump has also pledged to attend.

NRA Contributions to GOP Senators

Mitt Romney (UT) $ 13,647,676
Richard Burr (NC) $ 6,987,380
Roy Blunt (MO) $ 4,555,722
Thom Tillis (NC) $ 4,421,333
Cory Gardner (CO) $ 3,939,199
Marco Rubio (FL) $ 3,303,355
Joni Ernst (IA) $ 3,124,773
Rob Portman (OH) $ 3,063,327


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– Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@QasimRashid) May 25, 2022

None of them showed any signs of remorse after the slaughter of children. Indeed someone dared to say that it could have been avoided: if only the teachers had also been armed ….