Delusional, Murderous, Deranged Shilling
National Rifle Administration spokesperson Wayne LaPierre gave a "press conference" on live television Friday in which he blamed everything but guns for the Sandy Hook school massacre. Unhappy celebrities tweet their horror and distaste.
Michael Ian Black shared his idea of a "Great holiday diet" on Twitter today: "watch Wayne LaPierre conduct his NRA press conference."
Fed up after a live address by National Rifle Administration lobbyist Wayne LaPierre in which he blamed everything from the media to violent video games to Sandy Hook Elementary School's lack of armed guards, celebs took to Twitter in droves to condemn LaPierre's remarks.
Actor and comedian Seth Meyers said, "NRA: If we banned schools there would never be another school shooting."
Bette Midler said, "NRA says we need armed guards at every school. Well, since NRA IS SHILLING FOR THE FIREARMS INDUSTRY, this makes good sense for them."
CNN's Piers Morgan pointed out that the NRA membership is actually relatively puny: "This is your moment, America: The #NRA has 4 million members, your population is 311 million. Don't stand for this murderous crap any more."
Rabble-rousing filmmaker Michael Moore summed up the NRA's stance: "NRA head says everyone is to blame but them. The most deranged, delusional 'press conference' I've ever seen."
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban connected the conference to the supposed end of the world predicted today, Dec. 21, on the Mayan calendar: "I think the NRA press conference is what the Mayans had in mind when they said the world would come to an end today."
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg tweeted that, "The @NRA press conference was a shameful evasion of the crisis facing our country today," and linked to a statement that said the NRA's speech was a "paranoid, dystopian vision of a more dangerous and violent America where everyone is armed and no place is safe."
Fox News commentator Andy Levy said, "That press conference is exactly why I'm a former NRA member."
Comedy writer/producer and former The Simpsons show-runner Mike Scully said, "NRA guy forgot to blame romantic comedies for all the love-crazed people running through our airports."
Finally, MSNBC news anchor Rachel Maddow said, "The NRA has rickrolled the whole country into watching just another standard Wayne LaPierre stump speech saying we need more guns."
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