Gun violence is a tense topic in the US right now.
The statistics are well-known - last year was the worst for school shootings with 113 people killed or injured (on 12 December 2018) and America’s rate of gun homicides per person is much higher than other developed countries.
Additionally, a US Coast Guard lieutenant and self-identified white nationalist was arrested last week on suspicion of plotting to attack Democratic politicians and journalists.
In such a tense climate, everyone should be careful with how they use language associated with violence.
But being careful is not really the National Rifle Association’s thing.
In the latest edition of American Rifleman, the NRA’s magazine, a picture of Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Gabby Giffords appeared alongside the headline “Target Practice” for an article on how politicians are “persecuting” gun owners.
Someone sent me this image of the latest copy of NRA's magazine, featuring a story with the words "Target Practice"… https://t.co/hnfsEwFRW5