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NRA shows bullets next to pictures of politicians in favor of gun control

Polaroid-style pictures of New York state politicians are shown next to bullets.
The provocative image shows legislators Roxanne Persaud, left, and Jo Anne Simon, rigTwitter

The NRA has gotten national attention after a provocative image in the organization's America's 1st Freedompublication showedbullets next to pictures of twoNew York legislators.

America's 1st Freedom published the image alongside an article written by editor Mark Chestnut decrying proposedlegislation that would limit ammunition purchases in the state.

Those Brooklyn-area legislators, state Sen. Roxanne Persaud and Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon, both Democrats, "plan to introduce legislation this month that would limit ammo purchases to twice the capacity of a gun owner's firearm during a 90-day period," Chesnut said.

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Immediately, the image received widespread condemnation, particularly from Democratic politicians.

Mayor Bill de Blasio swiftly criticized the graphic, telling the NRA to "knock it off" and that the image was "obnoxious and suggestive."

For her part, Simon told the New York Daily News that the gun rights organization was "clearly trying to be intimidating, and it is not working."

 

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