The NRA tried to use Leslie Knope to promote its “pro-slaughter agenda” and the cast and showrunner of the hit NBC comedy “Parks and Recreation” were not having it.

Creator and writer Mike Schur immediately responded to the National Rifle Association’s use of a Knope GIF saying “Thank You,” which was directed to the organization’s spokeswoman, Dana Loesch, who fielded questions at the Florida town hall from the school shooting survivors, victim’s families and residents.

Schur, using his Twitter handle @KenTremendous, wrote, “Hi, please take this down. I would prefer you not use a GIF from a show I worked on to promote your pro-slaughter agenda.”

He also included that Poehler, who does not have her own account, texted him asking for him to respond.

“She texted me a message: ‘Can you tweet the NRA for me and tell them I said f — k off.’”

Actor Nick Offerman, who portrayed Ron Swanson on the series, also had some choice words for the NRA — again labeling them “pro-slaughter.”


“Our good-hearted show and especially our Leslie Knope represent the opposite of your pro-slaughter agenda — take it down and also please eat s — t,” followed by an American flag emoji.

The tweet was posted just before 11 p.m. on Wednesday and hadn’t been taken down by Thursday morning.

“Parks and Rec” aired for 7 seasons on NBC, from 2009-15. The cast, led by Poehler, included Offerman, Rashida Jones, Paul Schneider, Aziz Ansari, Aubrey Plaza and Chris Pratt.

Schur, creator of “The Good Place,” has been outspoken on his Twitter account advocating for stricter gun laws.

On Wednesday, he retweeted a message that was against the idea of arming teachers.

He also retweeted a post from Toronto Star Washington correspondent Daniel Dale that read: “News: Trump now appears to be endorsing the Fox News-promoted idea of sending veterans into schools with guns. He says ex-Marine, ex-Air Force people could ‘be spread evenly throughout the school,’ and that could ‘solve your problem.’”


Schur added his own message, writing, “This is maybe 1 percent less dumb than arming teachers, which still makes it the second dumbest f — king idea in the history of America.”

Nikolas Cruz, 19, shot and killed 17 people at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14, 2018.

On Wednesday night, survivors of the high school shooting and their parents grilled Sen. Marco Rubio for accepting money from the NRA and his stance on gun control.

One impassioned teen flat out asked Rubio to tell the crowd and viewers that he would no longer accept donations from the organization. He did not directly answer the question.

“The answer to the question is, people buy into my agenda, and I do support the Second Amendment,” he responded.

“And I also support the right of you and the right of everyone here to be able to go to school and be safe,” Rubio continued. “I do support any law that would keep guns out of the hands of a deranged killer.”

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