Earlier this week, Rolling Stoneobtained an updated lawsuit filed by the NRA.
In the lengthy complaint, the notoriously powerful US non-profit organisation outlined its lack of access to financial services and its recent loss of insurance coverage.
The complaint continued that this coverage is necessary for its off-site meetings, rallies and assemblies, and that this overall lack of funding could lead to disastrous consequences; in fact, the NRA claims that if the financial difficulties continue “it will be unable to exist as a not-for-profit or pursue its advocacy mission.”
When Rolling Stone broke the news, Twitter users were quick to share the article – alongside a sarcastic response, of course.
In fact, several chose to repurpose the hollow, meaningless “thoughts and prayers” often shared by politicians in the wake of mass shootings. And there have been a lot – recent reports collated from Gun Violence Control data estimate that 154 US mass shootings have taken place in 2018 alone.
Naturally, the politicians sharing their “thoughts and prayers” are often reluctant to push for any tangible change or donate money to survivors – a fact which social media users have clearly picked up on by sarcastically regurgitating the go-to response to tragedy.
Whether you think the claim is a ploy for more donations or a surefire sign that America's collective stance on gun control could finally be challenged, it's clear that the Internet has one collective reaction to news of the NRA's struggles: