The NBC sitcom “Parks and Entertainment” was a show about the energy of community and civic engagement that was made and run by outspoken gun lobby critic Michael Schur.
It’s arguably not the best show for the Countrywide Rifle Association to research on its sociable press accounts. Yet that’s precisely what the organization does late Wednesday night.
The occasion was a many thanks, a tweet from the NRA to Dana Loesch, the organization’s spokeswoman who fielded questions from Parkland, Fla., residents in a CNN town hall following a mass taking pictures that wiped out 17 people the other day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL.
It read “many thanks to being the tone of voice of over 5 Mil #NRA members.” Attached was a GIF of comedian Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, the show’s main personality, saying “many thanks.”
— NRA (@NRA) February 22, 2018
Several of the principal people mounted on the show – including Schur, Poehler, and comedian Nick Offerman who played the much loved Ron Swanson – weren’t pleased. They quickly required to Twitter to demand the NRA take away the tweet.
Schur, using his Twitter deal with @KenTremendous, wrote to the NRA, “Hi there, please take this down. I’d choose you not use a GIF from a show I have done to market your pro-slaughter plan.”
He added that Poehler “isn’t on Twitter,” but that “she texted me a note: “Is it possible to tweet the NRA for me personally and inform them I said” f- off.
Offerman was less polite. He tweeted at both NRA and Loesch, stating “our good-hearted show and especially our Leslie Knope represent the contrary of your pro-slaughter plan – take it down and also please eat” sh-. He adopted that with an American flag emoji.
By early Thursday night morning hours, the NRA’s tweet was not removed.
The issue over gun control has been raging anew in the week because the Parkland capturing. Several students who survived have spoken out, informing and retelling their tales of this day while phoning for stricter gun control laws and regulations. They’ve structured rallies in Washington, D.C., Florida and throughout the united states.
On Wednesday, lots of the survivors and their parents confronted both Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and the NRA about their position on gun control.
Schur, who currently works the NBC sitcom “THE NICE Place,” has used his Tweets account to the tone of voice his support of tougher gun control laws and regulations, and no punches are drawn by him.
For instance, he retweeted this from the Toronto Star’s Washington correspondent Daniel Dale: “‘News flash: Trump now is apparently endorsing the Fox News-promoted notion of sending veterans into colleges with guns. He says ex-Marine, ex-Air Pressure people could ‘be pass on evenly throughout the institution,’ which could ‘solve your trouble.’”
Schur added the message, “That is maybe 1% less dumb than arming educators, which still helps it be the next dumbest f-ing idea in the annals of America.”