What a tool.
The National Rifle Association’s Wayne LaPierre is out with an op-ed in The Daily Caller — and Joe Scarborough minced no words when expressing his dislike for it during this morning’s show. Hitting LaPierre for “racial overtones,” the Morning Joe host went on to call out the “shameful” GOP for “blindly” following him.
In the op-ed, entitled “Stand and Fight,” LaPierre wrote, in part:
“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.”
Scarborough exploded, citing LaPierre’s arguments about the “terrible people in Brooklyn” and “Hispanic gangs.” [he never said or alluded to "Hispanic gangs" -ed.]
“This is so laced with racial overtones,” he remarked incredulously.