No, it’s not the NRA’s position that a woman should shoot her abusive boyfriend IN HIS SLEEP

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The Trace calls itself in its Twitter bio, “A nonprofit newsroom dedicated to shining a light on America’s gun violence crisis.” We’re thinking “newsroom” might be a bit of a stretch, considering this tweet:

Yeah, your “newsroom” left out a really, really important detail while slipping in that bit about the NRA; the allegedly abusive boyfriend was asleep on the couch.

In New York, prosecutors must disprove a self-defense justification of homicide beyond a reasonable doubt.

The Poughkeepsie Journal reports:

That burden of proof was a challenge they welcomed, said Chana Krauss of the Putnam County District Attorney’s Office, during her closing statement.

Chris Grover was killed by a gunshot wound to the head.

“That wasn’t self-defense,” said Krauss, whose office handled the case as special prosecutor. “Chris Grover was sleeping on the couch. This was intentional murder.”

Unbelievable. And they try to tie this to the NRA somehow because it fights for the freedom of women to defend themselves with firearms — while they’re being attacked. That’s called self-defense and yes, the NRA does approve of self-defense.


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