The National Rifle Association on Wednesday put out a statement calling on supporters to vote to protect gun ownership rights following the first presidential debate between the two candidates, in which gun control was never mentioned.
"Vote like your gun and your life depend on it," the NRA tweeted on Wednesday. "Because THEY DO!"
The organization also tweeted a list of President Donald Trump's pro-gun record, including "deemed gun stores essential" during the coronavirus pandemic, "opposed gun/ammo bans," and "abolished a gun ban on 12m acres of federal land," among others.
They added that a victory for Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden would mean former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg "wins," and former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke "will be knocking on your door for your AR," a reference to the AR-15, a rifle that has become a symbol of mass shootings among the left.
The NRA previously endorsed Trump in a letter addressed to him last July.
"You promised to defend the Second Amendment and stand tall for the constitutional freedoms in which our members believe," the organization wrote, according to Newsweek. "You recognize the Second Amendment is about liberties that belong to all Americans. You have delivered on your promise in extraordinary ways."
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