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Even The 'New York Post' Outraged Over NRA 'More Guns' Statement: PHOTO


This is how Rupert Murdoch's aggressively conservative New York Post covered NRA head Wayne LaPierre's astounding assertion that schools need more guns today. An appropriate response from a paper known to celebrate gun rights.

Could LaPierre's remarks - and the following outrage - be the beginning of the end of the NRA, once a reliable right wing ally?

AFTER THE JUMP, the equally incensed reaction from the more centrist New York Daily News.

[Via TPM]


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  1. In my local Tucson newspaper, the gun nuts are on the defensive, whining that people are "insulting" them. My reply was that the feelings of the people who had lost family members, friends, and co-workers to gun violence had been hurt a whole lot more.

    Posted by: homer | Dec 22, 2012 12:14:13 PM

  2. I watched this yesterday on MSNBC and it was excruciating. Wayne LaPierre revealed himself to be arrogant, vile, unrepentant, unremorseful, and a veritable psychopath.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Dec 22, 2012 12:20:29 PM

  3. I wish I was there with Code Pink, wearing one of my pieces of light art clothing and saying:

    "Why do people run away from the light of love
    and toward the darkness of the storms of violence?"

    Posted by: Mark Allyn | Dec 22, 2012 12:34:17 PM

  4. Maybe, finally, the Life Members of the NRA will replace LaPierre and the Exec. Board with better, more media-savvy and politically-adept candidates at the NRA Natl Convention. Perhaps with help from some of the more sensible and moderate firearms manufacturers and distributors.

    Posted by: Ted B. (Charging Rhino) | Dec 22, 2012 12:36:30 PM

  5. Ted B. : Wow ! That was a cool sane thing to say. So unlike the average gay Towleroad poster.

    Posted by: Yupp | Dec 22, 2012 12:40:52 PM

  6. Oh yes YURP, why do you bother to read the comments if you think we are all uncool and insane and average?

    Posted by: homer | Dec 22, 2012 1:02:38 PM

  7. Life Members have no power in the NRA. Members have no power in the NRA. The members vote on nothing. The Board of directors have the only power and they are made up of mostly Gun Manufacturer leadership and politicians.

    Posted by: unruly | Dec 22, 2012 1:14:16 PM

  8. Oh shush, Homer (you silly Johnny Weir-lover..)

    Posted by: Yupp | Dec 22, 2012 1:15:38 PM

  9. This is the NRA's idea of a "meaningful contribution" !?

    Posted by: Anon | Dec 22, 2012 1:23:44 PM

  10. ...In the bigger picture, this represents yet another nail in the coffin of the GOP as we all knew it.Hard righters ALWAYS defend the NRA and crow about 2nd Amendment Rights(though few of the really understand what the amendment says).....anything associated with right wing politics is toxic now and they have done all of this without help from the Left or even the Moderates. They "Shot themselves in the Foot"...the Sarah Palins, Karl Roves et al are atop the smoldering heap of "Not Relevant" garbage. Time for a clean slate and if wouldn't even be a bad idea to rename or abandon the words "Grand Old Party"...Party's over, folks.

    Posted by: thom | Dec 22, 2012 2:04:48 PM

  11. the NRA is nothing but a lobbyst group for gun manufacturers

    proof = more than 1/2 of their $ doesn't come from members but does come from big gun Biz manufacturers

    NRA run of the mill members are suckers being used by big biz to keep profits rolling in

    Posted by: Moz's | Dec 22, 2012 2:24:38 PM

  12. I think the best solution would be for all the kids to carry concealed weapons.

    Posted by: anon | Dec 22, 2012 2:50:04 PM

  13. I wouldn't trust anything from a Rupert Murdoch-owned newspaper. Rupert has a history of homophobia in his newspapers. Just be aware.

    Posted by: steven lucas | Dec 22, 2012 4:16:34 PM

  14. The people are the ones who are going crazy over some guy killing some more people, people kill people everyday in America and around the world and guns are not the problem, people who are on psychotropic drugs and psychiatric treatment are the problem in many cases and they need to arrest the psychiatrist and the psychotropic drug makers who sell their mind twisting drugs that make these people kill others and themselves.

    Posted by: Roy | Dec 22, 2012 8:06:53 PM

  15. If the Jews had guns in Nazi Germany they would have had a fighting chance to stay alive and not be killed in the millions by some mad man named Hitler and his hang men. Try to think about that before the next dictator takes over and it is too late to do anything but be killed. If you think it can not happen again you need to read your history books.

    Posted by: John | Dec 22, 2012 8:11:49 PM

  16. The NRA doesn't seem to realized that they are insulting the graves of CHILDREN! Their gun loving hands are covered with the blood of the innocent.

    Posted by: jaragon | Dec 22, 2012 8:24:58 PM

  17. Yes John; and in the last election we missed having a dictator for another 4 years.

    Posted by: Peter | Dec 22, 2012 8:28:25 PM

  18. Yupp: once again proving he is below average and too cool for the rest of us. PLEASE, oh please regale us with your latest nutty conspiracy theory!

    Posted by: DD | Dec 22, 2012 10:09:39 PM

  19. We may be targets. Don't pretend the hatred against us isn't strong enough to move someone to do something stupid. How can we protect ourselves?

    Posted by: Sharp | Dec 22, 2012 10:24:30 PM

  20. In China a while back, a madman took over a classroom and sliced the throats of several children with a knife. The NRA is suggesting that we have a policeman in each school. Is that really unreasonable? --signed: a gay concealed-carry permit holder.

    Posted by: Bill Michael | Dec 23, 2012 2:50:47 AM

  21. How about the fact that Columbine *did* have an armed security guard?

    Remember that Romney purchased a Life Membership when it was politicaly expedient.

    The Jews did have guns in the Warsaw ghetto uprising - a controversial response to the prevailing attitude of religious pacifism (e.g. study of the talmud), some of which coexists with the IDF in Israel today.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Dec 23, 2012 8:55:02 AM

  22. Look how many guns are sold each time an incident as this occurs! Gun nuts are nuts...Did anyone expect anything less or more from a shill for the gun industry?? Him and fakes 'news', and now the emphasis is on mental health, not guns, at least with the fakes news folks. And these clowns talk of the homo-lobby! I did appreciate seeing a fellow cut up his nra card last night on the news.

    Posted by: billmiller | Dec 23, 2012 9:03:16 AM

  23. @BillMiller: the Religious Right has been bending over backwards with cockamamie theories blaming everything but guns. One has been that there were no males at Sandy Hook. (Fact check: there were two.) One blames the teacher's unions. One blames abortion. It goes on and on.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Dec 23, 2012 1:05:16 PM

  24. The Not Really American gun nuts are proof positive that arming idiots with weapons and money will get you deranged press conferences and today's Repugnant republican party. Both filled with reality adverse crackpots who care nothing for the greater good.

    Posted by: DC Arnold | Dec 23, 2012 2:41:58 PM

  25. I also think the NRA will keep it's same position politically but without the same leadership- If you can't serve up your media performance properly to the point that the NY post is putting you on blast, you are toast

    Posted by: MaddM@ | Dec 24, 2012 4:13:31 PM

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