- The NRA hosted a “banned guns” raffle that featured the same weapon used to kill 21 people in Texas.
- The giveaway began one day before the shooting occurred and ran for four days after.
- Despite protests, the NRA also continued its annual meeting in Houston, Texas, just days after the shooting.
As part of its ongoing “Banned Guns Giveaway” the National Rifle Association this week raffled off a Daniel Defense DDM4 V7 rifle — the same gun used just days earlier during a school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that killed 21 people.
“The NRA is giving away 12 world-class guns that Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Chuck Schumer, and Nancy Pelosi want to ban!” reads the website and advertisements for the NRA’s giveaway, which opened just one day before the shooting occurred and ran for four days after.
The NRA did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
While there have been renewed calls for gun control measures to be passed since the shooting, no national legislation has moved forward and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has declined to endorse new state laws in the wake of the shooting.
The prize package is one of multiple firearms being raffled through the giveaway and includes the same model gun as was used in the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School as well as 1,000 rounds of ammunition. No additional entries are being accepted for this giveaway, though several other guns will be raffled through September.
The NRA has been the center of ongoing protests since the organization chose to continue plans for its annual conference in Houston, Texas just days after a school shooting in Uvalde killed 19 students, two teachers, and wounded 17 others.