The NRA can’t hide behind the protective bubble of conservative TV and talk radio, without encountering some backlash from time to time, even from such an insular group…
You know you have to be on the far fringe of right-wing extremism when you get called out by Fox News.
NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre didn’t know what hit him when Fox’s own Chris Wallace attacked him over the tasteless and much criticized NRA TV ad that targeted the Obama girls.
And of course, as we found out later, the NRA ad was a total lie. There are no “armed guards” at the Obama girls’ schools (and the NRA wasn’t referring to Secret Service).
In LaPierre’s world, the only answer to gun control is a police state where everyone has their own police defense team everywhere. Every man an army. Sounds dreamy, doesn’t it? And the Teabaggers support this NRA police state because…why? Does their obsession with guns mean more to them than freedom itself? How bizarre.
- NRA chief: Public cannot ‘trust’ White House on gun control (thehill.com)
- NRA head LaPierre shocked that Fox News called him out (americablog.com)
- Chris Wallace Owns NRA President: That’s Ridiculous and You Know it, Sir! (thehollywoodgossip.com)
- NRA likens universal checks to gun registry (news.yahoo.com)
- Fox Anchor to NRA’s LaPierre: You’re ‘Ridiculous’ (newser.com)