The National Rifle Association is finally getting a taste of its own medicine (no, they’re not getting shot, don’t worry).
Amid reports of the organisation’s financial struggles, people have been offering their “thoughts and prayers” – the common response of gun rights advocates following mass shootings. Apparently the NRA has removed free coffee and yanked water coolers at its Virginia headquarters due to cash flow issues.
The news follows Rolling Stone’s report that claimed that the NRA believes its financial situation is so dire it may soon “be unable to exist” – bet they wish they hadn’t spent so much money donating to politicians now.
NRA membership revenue reportedly fell by $35 million last year, leading the organisation to cut back on spending on the midterm elections.
Though, as you can imagine, Twitter users were not full of empathy for the gun group, sending them a flurry of faux-sympathetic tweets.
Thoughts and prayers to @NRA employees whose free coffee and water were tragically ripped from their lives, without… https://t.co/Yye5pasvks— Get vaccinated, wear a mask (@Get vaccinated, wear a mask) 1542341775
Sending thoughts and prayers, but definitely not policy change, to the NRA during this difficult time. https://t.co/kIJznLiAcj— Jordyn Rowland (@Jordyn Rowland) 1542337024
@MotherJones Thoughts and prayers to the NRA. https://t.co/7eTjuFKSg2— SerenaVR (@SerenaVR) 1542337606
NRA staffers are "freaking out" after executives eliminated some key employee perks, the latest indication that the… https://t.co/tgn8eG7Qhn— The Trace (@The Trace) 1542303043
@teamtrace My thoughts and prayers are with you all. So sad you don’t have free coffee. Some parents don’t get to s… https://t.co/ag7X3UAbsH— Beth Ann Mayer (@Beth Ann Mayer) 1542331233
@teamtrace Thoughts and parayers go out to them. If that's good enough for a school massacre, it's more than sufficient here.— Parabolicarc.com (@Parabolicarc.com) 1542333978
@teamtrace @TheGoodGodAbove I really don't care, do you? Sending thoughts and prayers.— Karen Heiss Eisen (@Karen Heiss Eisen) 1542305345
Do the NRA want some ice for that burn?
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