GOP Rep Calls Out NRA For ‘Grifting Scam’ After Uvalde Shooting

Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger has officially thrown an accusation at the National Rifle Association (NRA) of being a “grifting scam” in the wake of the group’s recent conference in Texas just scant few days in the wake of the recent mass shooting that took place at an elementary school in the state.

Kinzinger, who is a military veteran that was once the holder of an A-rating within the NRA, issued his inflammatory statements as part of an interview for “This Week” from ABC that aired on Sunday.

“It’s a journey of, you know, getting sick of seeing the mass shootings. I’m a strong defender of the Second Amendment. And one of the things I believe that for some reason is a very rare thing is that as a person who appreciates and believes in the Second Amendment, we have to be the ones putting forth reasonable solutions to gun violence,” exclaimed Kinzinger.

The GOP back congressman also chose to speak out against the recent focus from the NRA on the raising of money instead of giving any sort of answer to the recent spate of gun violence.

“For me, I woke up the morning after the Vegas shooting. I had shot a bump stock before. I heard the audio from that shooting. I knew that was a bump stock and I called for banning bump stocks, which by the way, was ultimately done, and because of that the NRA basically said Kinzinger is a RINO or whatever their language was, and I realized especially then, the only thing the NRA cares about is raising money on your back,” he stated.

“It has become a grifting scam,” he explained a bit later.

Kinzinger has also chosen to make a stand advocating for the raising of the minimum age for all gun purchases out to 21 years of age, which is a move that many Democrats have come to show support behind.

Many others have thrown their pushback against such an option, making the argument that an 18-year-old can make the choice to join the military and give his or her life for the country.

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