Singer Nancy Sinatra, daughter of the legendary Frank Sinatra, started a Twitter war on Thursday when she suggested that members of the National Rifle Association (NRA) should be killed by firing squad (see below).
Sinatra may not have been aware at the time of her tweet that there are roughly 5 million members of the NRA, and that those members are largely peaceful, law-abiding, United States citizens.
Sinatra’s attack against the NRA was sparked by the mass murder of 59 people in Las Vegas, as Stephen Paddock opened fire and shot at concertgoers from a window in his hotel suite.
After reading a Twitter post from Don Doornbos that read, “The burden of proof is squarely on the NRA: How the hell are you making us safer?” Sinatra reacted.
Her despicable sentiment was also sent out via Twitter, the entertainer writing: “The murderous members of the NRA should face a firing squad.”
Critics immediately spoke out. @JoniePEI responded by tweeting: “You’re violence is noted! Tweeting something vile. I’m not even a gun person but I don’t generalize about every 1 who has a gun as murderous.”
Sinatra defended herself, tweeting back: “I didn’t say every one, I said the ‘murderous members of the NRA.'”
User @chilljat joined the fray, writing, “That makes you every bit as horrible as you believe them.”
Sinatra replied to @chilljat: “Whatever you say.”
Another Twitter user, @RightWingAngel, asked Sinatra to explain why NRA members should be killed, and claimed that recent mass shooters could not be labeled NRA members, writing: “Dear @NancySinatra there are 5 million NRA members. Explain why they should be killed. ALL Recent Mass Shooters Were #Dems NOT @NRA Members.”
Sinatra replied, “The NRA has responsibility by not tightening gun laws and you know that. Automatic weapons have no place in civilian hands. Common sense.”
The tweets can be seen below (note: Sinatra’s tweets are screenshots because some have already been deleted).
The burden of proof is squarely on the NRA: How the hell are you making us safer? https://t.co/RpHFnxHNZa
— Don Doornbos (@ddoorn) October 3, 2017
— staunch 🗽🇺🇸🐾 (@JoniePEI) October 5, 2017
That makes you every bit as horrible as you believe them.
— jeffrey churchill (@chilljat) October 5, 2017
— Trad American Angel (@RightWingAngel) October 5, 2017
NRA Spokeswoman Dana Loesch responded to Sinatra’s tweet, first asking, “Hasn’t there been enough death for you?” In a second tweet, Loesch said she still loves Frank Sinatra’s music despite his daughter’s “calling for the deaths of millions of innocent Americans.”
Donald Trump Jr. also referenced Sinatra’s tweet, suggesting that since she only wants to kill a portion of gun owners, the liberal media may report she’d saved lives rather than called for the mass murder of millions.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) October 5, 2017
Despite Nancy Sinatra calling for the deaths of millions of innocent Americans, I still love her dad’s music just not his murderous daughter
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) October 5, 2017
So she only wants 5,000,000 of 50,000,000 dead???
Left wing media: Nancy Sinatra saves millions of lives. https://t.co/tqaI7DC0It
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 5, 2017
Other users also quickly denounced Sinatra’s statements. @HashtagGriswold sarcastically wrote, “Oh okay, Sinatra doesn’t want to execute every gun owner, just those in the NRA, no biggy.”
@Redstone1111 questioned why anyone was bothering to care about Sinatra, tweeting, “Nancy Sinatra & Billie Jean King are both very relevant ‘celebs’ in 2017 for sure.” The user was referring to tennis star Billie Jean King, who is in the news promoting a movie and saying women should have voted for failed candidate Hillary Clinton.
In a more sobering tweet, @aubergine20 wrote: “Nancy Sinatra’s Final Solution is to shoot 5,000,000 Americans. Hitler knew that would be too costly so he used gas.”
There were many more tweets in opposition to Sinatra’s misguided messages, a sample of which can be viewed below.
oh okay, Sinatra doesn’t want to execute every gun owner, just those in the NRA, no biggy pic.twitter.com/IJqr6cuvcM
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) October 5, 2017
Nancy Sinatra & Billie Jean King are both very relevant “celebs” in 2017 for sure. https://t.co/OZwnv2dj6E
— Stop The Hammering (@Redstone1111) October 5, 2017
Nancy Sinatra’s Final Solution is to shoot 5,000,000 americans. Hitler knew that would be too costly so he used gas.
— YOU must be in MENSA (@aubergine20) October 5, 2017
1. I’ve never tweeted to Nancy Sinatra.
2. I have never seen one of her tweets.
3. I DO IT MY WAY.
4. Nancy? 👉Snowflake. pic.twitter.com/VwCEbHMY2C
— thebradfordfile (@thebradfordfile) October 5, 2017
— 🇺🇸 Cris 🇺🇸 (@ThePatriot143) October 5, 2017
Nancy Sinatra has qualified her awful tweet to mean “murderous members” not regular members. How many NRA members does she think this fits?
— Prepper Frog (@TueborFrog) October 5, 2017
Nancy Sinatra is a perfect example of the Left. Like all the Leftists before them, they call for mass executions of their political enemies.
— Sebastian Pershing (@sebpersh) October 5, 2017
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