The NRA’s Silence After Rittenhouse Verdict is Disturbing

The NRA has been silent since Kyle Rittenhouse was found “not guilty” on all five charges the jury had before them.

The verdict was a great victory for common sense, America, and the 2nd Amendment specifically. Gun owners across the country cheered as the verdict was read, and the jury tossed this political sham of a case.

Immediately after the verdict was read, 2nd Amendment Daily News watched various 2nd Amendment organizations and news sites to see who would celebrate this victory and who would sit silently by and say nothing.

The NRA is the largest supposedly “pro-2nd Amendment” organization in the country. So undoubtedly, they celebrated Kyle’s victory, right?

Except, the NRA didn’t post anything about Kyle’s verdict. The only thing in the aftermath of the verdict was a tweet and Facebook post with the words of the 2nd Amendment on it.

Was this just a random tweet? Or was the NRA hoping that people would somehow connect the dots that it was after the Rittenhouse verdict and that the tweet showed their support?

As a young man sat on the stand in a politically-charged trial, and where zero evidence existed the gun owner should have been on trial in the first place, this is the best the NRA could come up with?

The American Firearms Association, a hard-hitting, no compromise 2nd Amendmdnet organization posted this on their Facebook page right after the verdict:

The AFA posted videos, memes, and other information celebrating the great victory Rittenhouse’s verdict was for the 2nd Amendment as well.

In reality, the entire 2nd Amendment community celebrated Kyle’s verdict, except the NRA leadership.

It’s been several days since the Rittenhouse verdict, and the NRA still hasn’t posted anything in support. No statement has been released—no video from Wayne LaPierre heralding the victory as a clear case of self-defense.

Every single gun owner knew that this case was monumental. And yet, with this massive victory for the 2nd Amendment, the NRA doesn’t say a single word about the verdict? Why?

The NRA can try to claim all it wants that their post with the words of the 2nd Amendment showed their support for Kyle’s verdict, but reality paints a different picture.

Go look at the comments on the NRA’s Facebook page on the post they did after the verdict. Let us know what you see.

If you don’t have time to read through them, we’ll tell you that gun owners on the NRA’s Facebook page are having a discussion about the 2nd Amendment and its meaning and clearly did not see the post as support for Rittenhouse’s verdict.

Finally, I thought I would check the NRA’s website, just in case they only posted there for fear of being banned on social media if they said anything. Nothing was posted on their website either.

The NRA leadership showed once again who they are. They have no spine to stand up to the gun control crowd and instead continue to thumb their nose at the very people they claim to represent.

At this point, why are people still joining the NRA if they aren’t going to be there at the forefront like the American Firearms Association is going to be? You might consider joining the AFA and supporting a team of dedicated pro-2nd Amendment advocates who love fighting for the 2A and aren’t afraid to speak out about it.

Do you think the NRA should have made a strong statement after the verdict?

Let us know what you think in the comments!

10 comments

  1. Maybe it’s a legal thing. They might have a case in court as we speak and they won’t risk their legal battle for a tweet that pleases America. Just a thought. I could be off and they could be like the Republicans, cowards, but I doubt it. It’s the only thing that makes sense.

  2. Yes they should have came out with something. I am still a member and there are things that upset they have done and not done. But now is sure not the time to jump ship. They still back lawsuits against people trying to take the 2nd amendment away from us.

  3. Sometimes the less said is the most powerful. NRA posted the amendment. Thats enough. Thats the plum line right there.

  4. Comments like the NRA made and the multi million dollar fee’s paid out to the celebrity spokespeople is the exact reason why I don’t support the NRA. I don’t believe in everything they do
    I support the Gun Owners of America or G.O.A. They do more with the money they get for lobbying gun rights and they don’t hire celebrities or give out cheesy trinkets to get you to join

  5. The only thing the NRA is good for anymore is compromise. When Mike DeWhine came up with his red flag bill, he said he had the support of the 2A community. Do you know who was in the meetings with Ohio’s governor helping him write those red flags?? None other than the NRA and Buckeye Firearms Association. Made me proud that I stopped giving money to them and went with Ohio Gun Owners and AFA. I look back now and realize that the NFA has always compromised our gun rights away a little at a time. I’m tired of giving to these people only for them to come back to the well over and over. Taking more and more piece by piece.
    The NRA and BFA should be silent. They should be silently ashamed.

  6. The NRA should be silent.
    When Mike DeWhile came up with his red flag law bill, he said that he had the support of the 2A community. Who sat in and helped DeWhine write this bill for Ohioans??? The NRA and Buckeye Firearms Association.
    These two groups consistently compromise our gun rights away piece by piece. A little at a time.
    The NRA has done exactly that for a long time now. They try to find a middle ground to get along with politicians in Washington and elsewhere. The old honey catches more flies trick. But we’re tired of compromising to people who just keep going back to the well, demanding more and more concessions.
    Yes. The NRA and BFA should be in silent shame, sitting by themselves in the back row with their heads bowed.

  7. Time for support is over. Maybe a well done. What happened is that the machinery of the legal system turned and produced a verdict that actually matched the facts. Those of us who carry arms need to realize that we are not heroes, and we will have to explain ourselves if we ever use our weapons. Too many think they will be will be applauded when the police will have little choice in securing the scene but to disarm us, cuff us, and put us in the back of a car, and possibly jail us until things are sorted out.

    I am glad that Kyle is now free as he did not do anything wrong, however it has taken over a year for the court system to find that out. Remember that lag and plan on dealing with it as you train in use of your weapon-it is one of the results of firing your gun as much as the physical damage the bullet will cause.

    That’s the world we live in folks.

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