This Really Happened: The NRA Honors A Gun That Survived 9/11

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The National Rifle Association is using the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks to honor a gun that survived the bombings.

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New York Police Officer Walker Weaver did not survive that horrific day on Sept. 11, 2001, but the NRA is pleased that his gun was recovered.

The NRA writes, “Officer Weaver never made it out that day … but his revolver was recovered from the ashes.”

Yay for the gun! #GunsLivesMatter.

After Weaver’s family donated the gun to the NRA National Firearms Museum and with the 14th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the NRA writes, “Weaver’s revolver holds a place of honor today and serves as a somber reminder of the law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line daily.”

I don’t know where any of you were during the bombings, but I was one or so miles from Ground Zero,  just hoping that one gun would survive as we watched in horror as citizens and first responders tirelessly dug through the rubble, day after day.

With each dig into the ground, we hoped to see just one barrel peering out into the sunlight.

And one did. It was Officer Walker Weaver’s gun. He didn’t make it but the NRA is very happy that yet another gun is OK.

The courageous gun lobbyist organization used social media yesterday to attack surviving family members of gun violence.



We’re sure the gun rights group was relieved to hear that the guns used in the aforementioned acts of violence survived, too.

Forget the thousands of lives lost 14 years ago, and let’s take a moment to honor the gun that pulled through such a terrifying event.

And now, I’m going to go throw up.

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