NRA, You Are Being Warned
The gun-loving NRA spokesperson telling journalists that “Your time is running out” is a very dangerous and irresponsible thing to do.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, experienced in working with some very dangerous people. I am very concerned with the NRA video I just saw where a very nasty woman spews vitriol at journalists and a number of others, naming people, saying “we have had enough” and “your time is running out.” It is extremely threatening. I believe some people will receive it as their marching orders to harm those they’ve had enough of.
I have sent a message to the NRA via their website, and I’m using Medium to document it publicly, telling the NRA that “in my professional opinion, this video could cause some people to harm others. I advise you to immediately stop inciting violence this way.”
NRA, I’m giving you fair warning. Now that you have been advised by a behavioral professional that promoting messages like this can incite harm, if you continue in this vein, it is a willful act. You will be doing it knowing it is dangerous, if you didn’t already know. The blood will be on your hands.
March 24th, people all over the country will be turning out for the “March For Our Lives” to save ourselves and our country from those who have assumed power, and are using it to ruin us. We need to ban assault weapons as soon as possible. We need to get our governments back on the track of creating well-being rather than hate and bloodshed. Please find a march to attend and let your voices be heard.
William Anderson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who specializes in weight loss, eating disorders and addictions. He has extensive experience in community mental health, including crisis intervention. He is a social, political and health activist. Health, in a holistic way, for the individual and the community, is his mission. He is the author of The Anderson Method of Permanent Weight Loss.