Thank you, John Oliver, for this terrifying explainer of NRA TV

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Like the rest of you, I was completely unaware the NRA has their own television channel. 

Predictably, it’s just a bunch of white people finding different ways to play with their AR-15s as if they’re Nerf guns.

For the most part, the gun lobbying group stays out of the public’s conscious, only rearing their ugly head to blame the victims of mass shootings for their own deaths. But this week’s Last Week Tonight, features a deep-dive by John Oliver into what is essentially a gun-themed QVC. 

The channel targets wives and mothers with shows like “Love at First Shot” and “Armed and Fabulous,” and is also where all of those ridiculous, fear-mongering Dana Loesch commercials come from.

Oliver calls NRA TV “the dumbest, most transparent thing the NRA does,” pointing out the ad agencies behind the channel helping to turn the NRA into a media company. 

It all comes in the wake of #BoycottNRA pressuring airlines, banks, department stores, and tech companies to cut ties with the NRA. But as Oliver notes in the video, streaming services like Apple TV and Amazon have yet to discontinue NRA TV on their platforms. 

Watch the video above to enjoy 20 minutes of slack-jawed disbelief that a majority of our political leaders are funded by a company that also describes shooting a gun as “a nice, light poof of happiness.”

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