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GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger Accuses NRA Of Being A ‘Grifting Scam’ Following Uvalde Shooting



Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger accused the National Rifle Association (NRA) of being a “grifting scam” following the organization’s conference in Texas just days after a mass shooting at an elementary school in that state.

Kinzinger, a military veteran who once held an A-rating from the NRA, shared the fiery comments during an interview on ABC’s “This Week” 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,” Kinzinger argued.

The GOP congressman also spoke out against the NRA’s focus on raising money instead of offering answers to 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 claimed.

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

Kinzinger has also advocated for raising the minimum age for gun purchases to 21 years old, a move Democrats have supported.

Others have pushed back against the option, arguing that an 18-year-old can join the military and give his or her life for the nation.


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