Bless the Parks and Recreation cast, and the political optimism they’ve come to embody. Following an NRA attempt to co-opt the image of Leslie Knope over Twitter, creator Mike Schur and stars Nick Offerman and Amy Poehler are letting the pro-gun organization have it.

Immediately after NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch endured significant embarrassment at CNN’s “Stand Up” town hall – a forum conducted in response to the Florida high school shooting that left 17 dead – the NRA tweeted out a GIF of Amy Poehler’s Parks and Recreation character Leslie Knope in a show of support for Loesch. As you might expect, Parks and Rec showrunner Mike Schur does not take kindly to organizations co-opting his characters, and subsequently tweeted “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. Also, Amy isn’t on twitter, but she texted me a message: ‘Can you tweet the NRA for me and tell them I said f— off?’”

Schur wasn’t the only Parks and Rec alum incensed by the NRA tweet, as BuzzFeed notes that debate sprang up around whether the infamously right-leaning Ron Swanson would support a ban on assault weapons. Star Nick Offerman didn’t conclusively weigh in, but nonetheless echoed Schur’s outrage in telling the NRA “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—.” This isn’t the first time Offerman has had to distance himself and Ron from right-wing claims, either.

Finally, Poehler’s onscreen Parks partner Adam Scott completed the triumvirate of dunks, adding “Hey @nra please stay the f— away from Leslie Knope.” The NRA has neither responded, nor taken down the GIF, but we have a good idea why.

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