[Video] Al Sharpton Says the NRA is Anti-Panda, Yes Pandas
Oh, Al Sharpton, never one to let facts get in the way of a good tirade.
Sharpton claimed in a recent video editorial that the NRA is now anti-panda. Yes, you read that right, anti-panda.
“The NRA is out with a brand-new enemies list,” he said on MSNBC’s “Politics Nation” last week. “Topping the list – this guy – that’s right, Yun Zi, from the San Diego Zoo…just celebrated his fourth birthday. And the NRA considers him and the rest of the liberal do-gooders at the zoo to be ‘threats to freedom’.”
“Call you crazy?” Sharpton said in reference to LaPierre. “I’ll take a pass on that…Did the NRA think we’ll ignore their latest dive off the deep end?”
“And leave the poor pandas alone,” he added.
Of course the NRA is not anti-panda. Sharpton is referencing the NRA’s new campaign to prevent the outlawing of ammunition containing lead.
As part of the campaign the NRA is focusing on researchers who are determining the effects lead ammo use has on wildlife. The NRA feels some of the researchers are being influenced for political means.
Lead free ammunition may be more eco-friendly, but by how much is still up for debate.
Currently lead free ammo is typically harder to find and more expensive than it’s lead counterpart.
Also, most expanding rounds (which are required for hunting in most states) still uses lead for its ease of expansion.