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MSNBC Host Lawrence O’Donnell Calls NRA Chief ‘Lobbyist For Mass Murderers’ [Video]

Lawrence O'Donnell attacks gun control

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell mocked NRA chief Wayne LaPierre’s response to the Sandy Hook shooting, calling him a “desperate, cornered rat,” and a “lobbyist for mass murderers” on a recent episode of his show.

After an uncomfortable silence following the Newtown massacre, NRA chief LaPierre finally offered a response to the shooting. He said that the “only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” and called for the placement of “armed police officers in every school in this nation,” reports The Washington Post. He also attempted to shift blame away from guns and onto the violent films and video games that are so popular in US culture.

LaPierre’s response has been universally criticized by gun control advocates, and MSNBC host O’Donnell joined them in a special edition of his program on Friday night, which addressed the Sandy Hook shooting, as well as its aftermath.

O’Donnell did not hold back, calling LaPierre a “lobbyist for mass murderers” and answering the NRA chief’s response point by point.

“Is there really something to quibble about in how powerful a bullet is when it is heading toward a six-year-old at the speed of 3200 feet per second? What kind of desperate, cornered rat would dare to mention that the Sandy Hook shooter could have used a more powerful bullet? Could have what? Done more damage? Made the bodies of six-year-olds even more difficult to identify?”

Left-leaining pundits are having a field day with the issue of gun control, and have unapologetically voiced their opinions on the matter since the day the shooting occurred. The right, in contrast, has had very little to say (or at least, very little that’s persuasive).

You can watch Lawrence O’Donnell’s send-up of NRA chief Wayne LaPierre below:

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8 Responses to “MSNBC Host Lawrence O’Donnell Calls NRA Chief ‘Lobbyist For Mass Murderers’ [Video]”

  1. Rick Conner

    Gun control advocates seem to think they can wiggle their noses like they do on "Bewitched" and guns will go away. Anyone with even a loose grip on reality knows better than that. Where does that leave us? Guns exist and society has to deal with them. This might come as a shock to some folks, but crazy and retarded people exist also. Despite all efforts to keep the two apart, there will be times when that isn't possible. When those times do arise, the ONLY thing that will stop a "bad guy", "crazy guy", or whatever you choose to call them is a "good guy" with at least equal armament. That person does not have to be a Police officer. There are a lot of good people that have guns. A LOT more good guys than there are bad guys. Gun control only works in a vacuum.

  2. Rick Crow

    Typical knee jerk, wait until something bad happens then knees jerk all over the world!!!! Do something preventative before it happens!

  3. James Hopper

    I gave the video a listen, it made me to reflect on a Mark Twain quoate ''you can keep your mouth closed and hide your ignorance or open it and show it''.

  4. Michael Conway

    If Wayne is a lobbyist for mass murderers Lawrence please provide us with the exact figures on how many NRA members have committed murder with a firearm in the last 30 years and also give us the same as a percentage of all gun murders. What is it with the MSNBC wine and cheese crowd. Do They really believe they know everyone else should think and act?