Daniel Defense, a family-owned and privately held firearms manufacturer located in Black Creek, Georgia, is being targeted in the furtherance of the left’s effort to distract from discussions about better securing our schools from disturbed killers who escape proper intervention earlier on, the intervention that could prevent such tragedies lacking due to inadequate policies addressing mental health issues.
Salvador Ramos, 18, reportedly used a Daniel Defense DDM4 Rifle on Tuesday to kill 19 elementary school children and 2 adults, which he bought legally for $1,870 when he turned 18.
The private gun manufacturer issued a statement after the shooting: “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and community devastated by this evil act.”
The company also said it will not attend the National Rifle Association convention being held Friday in Houston.
“Daniel Defense is not attending the National Rifle Association (‘NRA’) meeting due to the horrifying tragedy in Uvalde, Texas where one of our products was criminally misused,” the company told AFP. “We believe this week is not the appropriate time to be promoting our products in Texas at the NRA meeting.”
In an online promotion last week, more than a week before the shooting in Uvalde, Daniel Defense tweeted an image of a young boy sitting on the floor holding an assault-style rifle across his legs.
The boy is wearing a t-shirt that said ‘Rascal’ and an adult can be seen pointing a finger toward the weapon as if giving the child instruction. The magazine to the rifle is seen sitting on the floor separate from the gun.
The tweet borrows from a Bible proverb, reading: “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
Since the shooting, the left has endeavored to steer the conversation away from the more attainable goal of securing schools to the point where a gunman cannot enter without great difficulty to a grab for guns, focusing on the instrument of destruction instead of the person responsible or the break down in society that may have contributed to the tragedy to call for a ban on “assault weapons” and high capacity magazines.
Needless to say, Daniel Defense was vilified for the tweet above that simply honors an American tradition that goes back to our very founding and beyond, which is to teach children to respect guns and learn how to properly use them — school shootings are a more recent aberration.
Daniel Defense has since protected its Twitter account, but the Daily Mail captured some of the responses beforehand:
‘Disgusting,’ said one woman.
‘This makes me sick to my stomach. This is not what you do with what appears to be a toddler, it should be criminal,’ added a man.
Another said: ‘Thinking about this tweet from Daniel Defense – the company who sold the shooter the rifle, and all the pics of R leaders with their little children holding guns.’
‘That is absolutely grotesque,’ commented another.
As might be expected, the liberal New York Times could be counted on to use its vast resources to target the gun manufacturer, noting in a tweet that the company took advantage of the help made available to all companies by the federal government via the pandemic stimulus programs.
“Daniel Defense, the company that made the rifle the gunman used on Tuesday to kill 21 people inside an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, received a $3.1 million loan from the federal government in April 2020 through the Paycheck Protection Program,” the newspaper tweeted.
The left-of-center Washington Post did its part to further doxx the company, tweeting: “Daniel Defense itself gave $100,000 last year to a PAC backing incumbent Republican senators. The spending by Marvin C. Daniel and his wife, Cindy D. Daniel, illustrates the financial clout of the gun industry.”
Rabid-left lunatic Keith Olbermann took issue with the company protecting its tweets amid the liberal onslaught.
Because selling guns to kids to carry out Republican-endorsed school carnage isn’t a problem for that but mean tweets are.
More cowards. pic.twitter.com/MniUGPYZqm
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) May 26, 2022
And Lincoln Project grifter Steve Schmidt, a liberal GWB/John McCain aide, said the quiet part out loud: “This is sick. This is demented and deranged… This company should be bankrupted and it’s sick owners put out of business.”
.@DanielDefense This is a tweet from the manufacturer of the lethal AR-15. It was from 16 May, 2022.
This is sick. This is demented and deranged.
No child should be near a weapon like that (ever)
This company should be bankrupted and it’s sick owners put out of business pic.twitter.com/eAnZcrzoVh
— Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) May 27, 2022
The problem with such boycotts being that they almost always backfire, prompting more of the very behavior these unhinged zealots try to discourage.
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