NRA CEO Blasted For Racial Undertones Op-Ed Regarding Hurricane Sandy

MSNBC Staff Goes In On Racist NRA CEO Who Spoke Of Black People During Hurricane Sandy As “Dark Nights With Dark People”

- By Bossip Staff

Look at this guy. He’s just “oozing” with racism!!!!!

Via Business Insider:

“Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough hammered NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre on Thursday and wondered why more Republicans wouldn’t follow suit, calling LaPierre extreme and his views steaming with “racial undertones.” Scarborough’s target was an op-ed LaPierre wrote in The Daily Caller on Wednesday, which is being blasted for its paranoid tone. Here are some excerpts of LaPierre’s op-ed:

During the second Obama term, however, additional threats are growing. Latin American drug gangs have invaded every city of significant size in the United States. […] After Hurricane Sandy, we saw the hellish world that the gun prohibitionists see as their utopia. Looters ran wild in south Brooklyn. There was no food, water or electricity. And if you wanted to walk several miles to get supplies, you better get back before dark, or you might not get home at all. […]

Hurricanes. Tornadoes. Riots. Terrorists. Gangs. Lone criminals. These are perils we are sure to face—not just maybe. It’s not paranoia to buy a gun. It’s survival. It’s responsible behavior, and it’s time we encourage law-abiding Americans to do just that.

“I don’t know where to start,” Scarborough said after reading excerpts on air. “This is so laced with racial overtones,” he said, calling LaPierre’s vision of America a “post-apocalyptic” one that was “straight out of The Book Of Eli.” Later, Scarborough called the op-ed “racially tinged.”

And here’s the shady right-winged site News Busters rendition of how the racist NRA CEO was “misrepresented”…

Host Alex Wagner read from an op-ed by Wayne LaPierre in which he argues that owning a gun is the only real protection from crime, looting and riots. Specifically, LaPierre mentioned the aftermath to Hurricane Sandy and looting in Brooklyn.

Wagner quoted LaPierre: “Hurricanes, tornadoes, riots, terrorists, gangs, lone criminals, these are the perils we are sure to face. Not just maybe. It’s not paranoia to buy a gun. It’s survival.” She then sneered, “There’s also a lot of racial– racism imbedded in that full statement.” [See video below. MP3 audio here.] Novelist and guest Kurt Andersen mocked, “There were, not only not looters in south Brooklyn. Everybody was out helping everybody else…It was the opposite of that description.” Except that there was looting in Brooklyn during Hurricane Sandy. Wagner actively distorted what LaPierre said, describing his words as “dark nights with dark people in Brooklyn.”

Sounds just about right. SMH.


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