Appearing as a panel member on the Sunday, July 22, Melissa Harris-Perry show, MSNBC political analyst Jonathan Alter - formerly of Newsweek - charged that the NRA has "imposed" a "gag order" that makes politicians afraid to discuss enacting more gun control.
He went on to advise that those who support more gun laws should say to the NRA that "We're not going to let you silence us."
After recommending that politicians should allow a little time to pass before they bring up gun control, he continued:
Before the law changes, the conversation has to change. So we can't really expect yet to get, to get changes in the law, but we can end the gag order that the NRA has essentially imposed on our national conversation.
We can't even talk about it, so this is an opportunity to say, "No, you know what, we are going to talk about this. We're not going to let you silence us."
-Brad Wilmouth is a news analyst at the Media Research Center