That was fast.
Just two days after the Human Rights Campaign's hugely successful social media campaign for marriage equality, the NRA launched its own attempt Wednesday night.
#NRAStandAndFight and show your support for our Right to Keep and Bear Arms by changing your photo to this image! twitter.com/NRA/status/317…— NRA (@NRA) March 28, 2013
The NRA's Tweets and Facebook posts prompt users to change their profile photos to the image above in a public show of support for the right to bear arms.
The timing of the campaign is particularly cringe-worthy to gun control advocates: Thursday morning marked the release of the Newtown, Conn. search warrant findings, as well as the unveiling of the Bloomberg-backed Mayors Against Illegal Guns' new ads featuring parents of children killed in the Newtown mass shooting.
That wasn't an accident:
Bloomberg's spending millions to destroy the #2ndAmendment. Contact your lawmakers in opposition of anti-gun attacks! twitter.com/NRA/status/317…— NRA (@NRA) March 28, 2013
So if a new red logo starts to fill up your timeline or News Feed, go with your gut--that double-take is warranted.