The Blood-Lusting Hate Speech of the Anti-Gun Left

In the aftermath of the horrific Newtown, Conn., school massacre, Americans from all parts of the political spectrum agree that we need to pay more attention to mental health issues. Public death threats and incitements to violence must be taken seriously. The incendiary witch hunt against law-abiding, peaceful gun owners is neither noble nor effective. It’s just plain insane.

Over the past week, I’ve witnessed a disturbing outbreak of off-the-rails hatred toward gun owners and Second Amendment groups. Whatever your views on guns, we can all agree: The Newtown gunman was a monster who slaughtered his own mother, five heroic educators and 20 angel-faced schoolchildren. He ignored laws against murder. He bypassed Connecticut’s strict gun control regulations, and he circumvented the Sandy Hook Elementary School’s security measures. Every decent American is horrified and heartsick by this outbreak of pure evil.

But tens of millions of law-abiding men and women own and use guns responsibly in this country. The cynical campaign to demonize all armed men and women as monsters must not go unanswered. What’s most disturbing is that the incitements are coming from purportedly respectable, prominent and influential public figures.

Consider the rhetoric of University of Rhode Island Professor Erik Loomis. He teaches “U.S. environmental history, the Civil War, late 19th and early 20th century America, labor history, and the American West” in the university’s history department. Online, however, Loomis is a militantly unhinged foe of all things conservative.

This week, the nutty professor took to Twitter to rail against law-abiding gun owners and the National Rifle Association. “Looks like the National Rifle Association has murdered some more children,” Loomis fumed. “Now I want Wayne LaPierre’s head on a stick,” he added. (LaPierre is executive vice president and CEO of the NRA.) Loomis was just warming up.

“F**k the National Rifle Association and its policies to put crazy guns in everyone’s hands,” Loomis tweeted. “You are g*dd*mn right we should politicize this tragedy. F**k the NRA. Wayne LaPierre should be in prison,” he spewed.

“Can we define NRA membership dues as contributing to a terrorist organization?”

If all that wasn’t clear enough, Loomis also re-tweeted the following message from a fellow left-winger: “First f**ker to say the solution is for elementary school teachers to carry guns needs to get beaten to death.”

When the conservative group Campus Reform called attention to the craziness, Loomis whined about a “right-wing intimidation campaign.” Sane university professors shook their heads. University of Tennessee law professor and blogger Glenn Reynolds explained the anti-NRA syllogism at work:

“(1) Something bad happened; (2) I hate you; so (3) it’s your fault. This sort of reasoning has played out in all sorts of places over the past century, with poor results. One would expect a history professor to know better.”

Unfortunately, Loomis is not alone. Famed author Joyce Carol Oates also took to Twitter to blame the entire membership of the NRA for one evil-doer’s massacre. “Another NRA-sponsored massacre for Christmas 2012,” Oates wrote. She then accused any politicians who supported the NRA of “felony homicide.” And then she mused hopefully for mass shootings against the NRA: “If sizable numbers of NRA members become gun-victims themselves, maybe hope for legislation of firearms?” Shockingly, actress Marg Helgenberger of the TV show “CSI” cheered her on: “One can only hope, but sadly I don’t think anything would change.”

In Texas, state Democratic Party official John Cobarruvias threw fuel on the fire. Cobarruvias is the Democratic Party precinct chair in Houston, Texas, and holds a seat on the Texas State Democratic Party’s executive committee. On his Twitter feed, Cobarruvias labeled the NRA a “domestic terrorist organization” and called for the assassination of NRA leaders and supporters: “Can we now shoot the #NRA and everyone who defends them?”

So, it’s come to this: Advocating beheadings, beatings and the mass murder of peaceful Americans to pay for the sins of a soulless madman. But because the advocates of violence fashion themselves champions of non-violence and because they inhabit the hallowed worlds of Hollywood, academia and the Democratic Party, it’s acceptable?

Blood-lusting hate speech must not get a pass just because it comes out of the mouths of the protected anti-gun class.

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  • Tan

    This is outrageous!!! What the Leftists are doing is the same thing that Hitler and radical Muslims do to their enemies. Hitler blamed Jews for Germany’s economic situation, when in reality it was Germany’s fault since they did illegal things during WWI that had a consequence later on for them. While Leftists like Loomie say, “First f**ker to say the solution is for elementary school teachers to carry guns needs to get beaten to death,” Islamists say, “Behead those who insult Islam.” While Cobarruvias calls the NRA a “domestic terrorist organization,” Islamists say, “Freedom of expression go to hell.” While Cobarruvias also said, “Can we now shoot the #NRA and everyone who defends them,” Islamists will say, “This is the beginning of the end for you disbelievers.” Bottom line: my message to the hostile anti-gun Left: you are the new Nazis and Fascists and Islamists-incarnated. Stop your totalitarian hatred against innocent people. We’ve had enough of your “tolerant” behavior. Remember, the world is watching you, and so are conservatives. And Andrew Breitbart is looking down at you from heaven saying, “Behave yourself! You are freaks and animals! Stop raping people!”

  • Mary Sue

    As if we needed further proof that the Left is terminally stupid. ;)

    • jakespoon

      It sounds to me as if they're not against mass murder,as long as they're the ones doing it.

      • Mary Sue

        yeah, because they're the only ones "moral" enough to determine who needs to die.

      • JacksonPearson

        Ironically, anti gun, or non gun owners want to wage war with gun owners.
        What could possibly go wrong?

    • Asher

      I would say they are terminally ill in the mind. Their only thought is to disarm law abiding citizens, so that there will be more shootings without any weapons to defend oneself.

      • Mary Sue

        yup Liberalism is a mental disorder.

      • NTS

        You understand. That's why I stopped voting democrat a long time ago.

  • ApolloSpeaks

    ABORTION AND BANNING GUNS IN MORALLY CRAZY AMERICA

    What are innocent children infrequently killed by gunfire in savage mass murder attacks compared to the holocaust of unborn children-one million a year-brutally murdered in abortion clinics? Which is worse? A senseless AK-47 that can’t shoot itself (and is neither good nor evil) but can be used to protect life from killers or take it in crime? Or an abortion doctor serially killing one unborn baby after another on a deadly assembly line? Now I’m no more for killing abortion doctors for their evil practices and crimes than are people on the Left for killing gun manufacturers or retailers who do nothing wrong when selling guns to law abiding citizens. But those who want to uphold the laws that keep mass murdering abortion clinics and doctors in business-and a president who pours out his heart over young Newtown victims but believes in live birth abortions (the most heinous kind)-are hypocritical for wanting to ban guns, any guns, because they could be used to kill innocent children or anyone. Where’s the moral sanity in this?

    • Western Canadian

      Estimates of the rate of illegal abortion varied from 1 in 3 to 1 in 50. No effort made to find out what the actual rate was, was given ANY attention. The religon hating loon who started the legal abortion racket made up figures out of thin air, lied through his teeth, and what passed for a news media at the time was as worthless as the current version, PC to the core. In Canada, the equivelant con artists and criminals actually claimed a very high figure for woman dying of illegal abortion. Not just having, but dying. They got carried away, and supplied figures that exceeded the total deaths from ALL causes of women of child-bearing age. Should have destroyed their cred, but it didn’t, our new media is as worthless as yours.

      In Canada, when things didn’t go the abortion rackets way in court…. they resorted to jury tampering and intimidation…. And if you were not in Montreal that week, you didn’t hear a word about it.

  • Deep Space

    Full disclaimer: I am a registered Republican and pretty conservative on most things but (mostly) willing to listen to opposing views. However, while I am repelled by the language of the anti-gun crowd I have also been repelled by the language of at least some of the pro-gun crowd. Obviously I can’t read everything on the web so you might be able to show me a lot of exceptions but almost all of what I have read from the latter group showed very little interest (or compassion for that matter) in the actual crime or the murder of the children and much more interest (and ‘interest’ here includes red-faced ground stomping in support of their position) in 1) the possibility that their gun rights might be questioned or taken away; 2) the need to get ready for a revolution (which is completely ludicrous no matter how many cable TV programs are produced about Zombies or the apocalypse); 3) the utter impossibility of guns killing anybody (the old ‘guns don’t kill people’ argument); 4) other types of deaths that kill far more people; 5) How many threats they could come up with or tired old, middle-school names that they could call liberals. Now, how about this; I’m not a liberal by the usual standard but to see “my side” harden with blood-shot eyes and make remarks as did one commentor”the only assault here is on my rights” really sickens me and for all you conservatives out there that claim to have the ‘real open minds’ or access to the truth, stop shouting, clean off the foam from your mouths and remember that 20 children are dead and families are shattered forever and show some decency. You’ll still have your guns tomorrow, and the next day, and forever more. Your ‘revolution’ is as close as ballot box so don’t forget to vote and make you revolutionary democracy work by showing up and keeping up.

    • Matt

      You`re more like a troll. Tell the group you one of them, then undermine it.

    • robertsmj

      A breath of fresh air. Good post.

      • RedWhiteAndJew

        Says the newly minted account in its first post.

    • coast watcher

      It's worse 'than useless to have an open mind when dealing with fascists; in fact, its suicidal. At some point, you're going to have to show some maturity, and make a decision. That is, decide who's right and who's wrong. Are law-abiding gun owners wrong? I say they're in the right; and since the number of lunatics who want to take away their guns is multiplying fast; law abiding gun owners have to be vocal and verbally defend themselves; before things get to the point where talking won't work. Moral equivalency arguments from "pretty conservative"(whatever that means) persons won't work anymore, either Yes, 20 children are dead, but taking guns away from law-abiding persons won't stop attacks on our children.

    • Mary Sue

      sounds like You're doing what the Ethnic/Womens' studies crowd calls "Concern Trolling".

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "…what I have read from the latter group showed very little interest (or compassion for that matter) in the actual crime or the murder of the children and much more interest (and 'interest' here includes red-faced ground stomping in support of their position) in 1) the possibility that their gun rights might be questioned or taken away…"

      That's because you're reading largely about our reaction to the lunatics on the left, not the crime that triggered their recent lunatic reactions. To please you, everyone would just have to "trust" that all of those attacking gun rights would simmer down and we could stay firmly on moral high ground and everyone else would just "get it" while we fail to defend the rational arguments. And you may have a point, since the mainstream media is always so good at culling through the arguments to present the best moral position in the end, and it all ends up with everyone smiling.

      You're obviously delusional.

      "2) the need to get ready for a revolution (which is completely ludicrous…"

      Some suggestions are not serious, and some serious suggestions are not that well-informed. There will be no revolution. There will be attempts at revolution that will need to be put down, and if 0'Bama and his loyalties and influences are any indication, we won't be able to count on the federal government to put down say, a Sunni Muslim rebellion led by CAIR in the name of "Muslim Rights" for "all minority victims of the USA" who they'll naturally speak for.

      You're obviously not informed well enough to contribute constructively or to understand or explain the undercurrents of concern and the major threats to America domestically and globally. Gun rights are connected to all of it, because the guns in the hands of loyal Americans are what concerns malicious plotters more than any other thing. They already corrupted our courts and political leaders. They can't get the rest of us, and they know it. Their best hope is to reduce firepower as much as possible before making their play.

      How successful they are likely to be is not relevant. They're trying now and it's best to stop them immediately. The costs of appeasement are already far too high.

    • Sound&Fury

      I'm a southern conservative who has grown up with guns & a family tradition of hunting. I own several long guns & have taught my teen son how to shoot. We have also visited the local gun range with an assistant scoutmaster & fired his various guns, including an AR-15 bushmaster. I am also shopping for a handgun for my 21 year old daughter who attends college in another state.

      Just last week, someone broke into my office, apparently in a search for cash. I have considered purchasing a hand gun in order to provide a means of protecting myself if someone were to break in after hours while I'm still at the office.

      Having said that, I hesitate to purchase a hand gun with a teenage son at home. Knowing how teen boys full of hormones can sometimes lose their cool, I don't want to introduce an opportunity for someone in my family to act on impulse & ruin countless lives.

      While I do not support a ban on guns, I do think that families need to exercise a measure of common sense & caution before owning weapons for defensive purposes. Is that too much to ask?

    • Don Kosky

      I can't stand when liberals scold conservatives about "having an open mind". It disgusts me. Conservatives have the open minds, we believe in truth, beauty, reason, smaller govt., and decency. Liberals are the exact opposite. In fact almost every position on every issue they are 100% opposite of what is right or true. (Forgive me I borrowed from Evan Syat's speech on YouTube).

    • Gamma Ray

      Deep Space – remember that those on the American left stood by and made excuses for communist dictators who killed over 125,000,000 people. Many still defend the actions of those dictators by excusing the 70 year slaughter as "mistakes made in the name of progress".

      That is the caliber of people on the left.

      Ask yourself WHY leftists worldwide ALWAYS want to to ban and confiscate the firearms of their citizens. If you don't know why, then I suggest you study history.

      And consider this –

      “Whenever the legislators endeavor to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any farther obedience.”

      ~John Locke~

  • objectivefactsmatter

    “(1) Something bad happened; (2) I hate you; so (3) it’s your fault. This sort of reasoning has played out in all sorts of places over the past century, with poor results. One would expect a history professor to know better.”

    One might expect a history professor to know better, but not these days, certainly not once identified as a leftist. Come on, revisionism is all they do. Virtually every example of "social injustice" was caused by that lame US Constitution and its failure to ensure true equality for life, and a perfect society no matter what. This is the obvious standard we must work towards.

    It's those conservatives who pretend that we have something to be proud of as Americans, when we're the biggest bullies in world history (except of course for every other nation that had a chance to exploit their power).

    • Gamma Ray

      @ objectivefactsmatter – Good post as always.

      Between you, RedWhiteandJew, tagalog and a few others, you have been kicking the s**t out of those on the treasonous, mentally unbalanced left.

      I have never seen such displays of willful ignorance, empty straw man arguments, and hatred coming from the left as the last few days. I'm glad they are coming out in the open and revealing who and what they really are, though.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    In Texas, state Democratic Party official John Cobarruvias threw fuel on the fire. Cobarruvias is the Democratic Party precinct chair in Houston, Texas, and holds a seat on the Texas State Democratic Party’s executive committee. On his Twitter feed, Cobarruvias labeled the NRA a “domestic terrorist organization” and called for the assassination of NRA leaders and supporters: “Can we now shoot the #NRA and everyone who defends them?”

    Really then, what they're after is not few victims or guns, but fewer conservatives (living).

    • tagalog

      I mean, what with President Obama having eliminated the need for Congress and the courts, what the hell, all those conservatives could just be rounded up, put in extermination camps (we could use the stimulus money to pay the bill), and sent up the chimneys.

      The Democrat Party would be all for it.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "…all those conservatives could just be rounded up, put in extermination camps (we could use the stimulus money to pay the bill), and sent up the chimneys."

        They're all for mob rule and following their "zen" (emotions, "gut," etc.) so when people start screaming, many are not joking about their final solution.

        "The Democrat Party would be all for it."

        If the mobs are for it, and not against them, any Democrat will support it with the exception of maybe 2 or 3 that I can think of. The rest of them are without souls, or worse, leading the lunatic fringe of the mobs.

      • Gamma Ray

        @ tagolog – There are 800,000 full time aw enforcement officers in the US, including those at the state and federal levels. Many of them are 2A supporters do not support disarming the public. Even if all LEO's took part in a confiscation program, I'd like to know how 800,000 law enforcement officers are going to disarm tens of millions of gun owners, many of whom are retired law enforcement or former military.

  • Asher

    The Left is as irrational as the shooters….its all about control of freedoms and another power grab.

  • RedWhiteAndJew

    This sort of blood lust from gun grabbers has a psychological basis:
    http://jpfo.org/filegen-n-z/ragingagainstselfdefe

    • Gamma Ray

      Ha!! I know a couple of former Israeli paratroopers who are now US citizens. I believe at least one of them belongs to the fine organization you posted the link to. At least the one who referred me to that website a while back.

      They thoroughly hate what is happening in America, and are ready to kick some serious ass. Both of them being well educated professional men, they have much to lose in the event of a major SHTF situation – but they are willing to put it all on the line if it comes down to it.

  • Legion

    Nope. You guys cannot defend your positions with the some old……

    Six year olds DO NOT pay the price of living in a free society.

    FOR GOD'S SAKE, CHANGE GUN CULTURE

    • Ricky Michael

      Was Lanza a member of the NRA? How about the Columbine shooters? No?

      So how is it that all responsible gun owner's must pay the price for this activity? The Left is correct about one thing, Change is Needed.

      That "change" needs to happen inside the heart about how we treat other people. If that happened, we would be talking about sports instead of shootings.

      • dmw

        A genuine changing of hearts and minds (for the good) is what the Bible's about, OT and NT. Therefore, for leftists, it's got to go and apparently the people that believe in that kind of change.

        • Ricky Michael

          Agreed, removing God from everything was the first step in this direction.

      • RedWhiteAndJew

        If I may say, it would have been irrelevant if Lanza or any other murderers were NRA members. Their conduct has no bearing on the NRA, just as a rapist or drug runner who is an ACLU or SPLC member would be no reflection on those organizations.

        • Ricky Michael

          True, but you can see my point, I think. I see a huge fight over this coming from the Left. On the behalf of the NRA, they are the ones who fight to keep us able to defend ourselves. Without their clout, we wouldn’t stand a chance.

          • RedWhiteAndJew

            Yes, I do, and it is a point well-taken. That said, couching the argument in those terms is just asking for one single counterexample for the fascists to seize on. As extraordinarily unlikely as it is that a member of the NRA would ever do such a thing, if it comes to pass that jackboots ever force a member's hand, be it extra-legally, or under color of an unconstitutional power grab, he will be held up as the paragon of NRA-hood.

    • RedWhiteAndJew

      The "gun culture" didn't kill those children. Adam Lanza did.

      Interesting choice of words though, with the "six year olds do not pay the price" bit. What's your position on saddling six year olds…no…newborns with debt in excess of $100k?

      • Ricky Michael

        Hahaha, now that's too easy a question. It's just fine to do that.

    • guest

      Unborn DO PAY price of NOT being alive in progressive society. Do they have any Cvil Rights to speak of?? For God's Sake change Abortion Culture!

    • Mary Sue

      "Gun Culture" does not work like that.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "Nope. You guys cannot defend your positions with the some old…… "

      Wrong. Can. US constitution has worked beautifully, and if you reject the constitution, that makes you a traitor.

      "Six year olds DO NOT pay the price of living in a free society."

      Children of all ages pay continuously higher rates because of leftist liberal tax and spend policies and delusions, but we don't need to drift from the point.

      "FOR GOD'S SAKE, CHANGE GUN CULTURE"

      We're on it now, but the change is not what delusional psychotics like you want. Oh well. Get lost sir psycho.

    • Gamma Ray

      @ Legion – are you referring to the gun culture that exists in the inner cities? Thousands of people die every year at the hands of others using mostly unregistered guns. Let's start a campaign to sweep the cities clean of firearms, by any means neccessary – warrants, Miranda rights and due process be damned!!!

      Oh.

      That would be RACIST!!! We can't do that!!!!

  • Spider

    If Professor Erik Loomis sells himself as anti-violence and anti-gun then why does he advocate violence against NRA members? I'm sure the good professor is un-armed and his NRA target probably is armed so how would he accomplish such a thing? Maybe ha could hit them with his purse.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "If Professor Erik Loomis sells himself as anti-violence and anti-gun then why does he advocate violence against NRA members? "

      Because he's a delusional liar leftist. His mouth moves when he has an agenda to serve. Speaking the truth was never a requirement. Ever. In fact, it gets in the way in almost every case.

  • dmw

    Obscene. Sexist. Must be a "Progressive".

  • kafir4life

    Very slightly off topic – Barack Hussein Obama and his mentor Adolf Hitler both named as Time magazine's Man / Person of the Year.

  • http://twitter.com/Keelorpse @Keelorpse

    'And then she [famed author Joyce Carol Oates] mused hopefully for mass shootings against the NRA: “If sizable numbers of NRA members become gun-victims themselves, maybe hope for legislation of firearms?”'

    The left so beautifully demonstrate their own stupidity and lack of basic reasoning ability. Hey Joyce, NRA members OWN guns, and they know how to use them! They are the least likely people to be "gun-victims", because they are the most able to DEFEND themselves against people with guns.

  • davarino

    “First f**ker to say the solution is for elementary school teachers to carry guns needs to get beaten to death.”

    You know, I think the solution is for school teachers to carry guns.

    Come and get it.

    • RedWhiteAndJew

      These bloodthirsty lefty fascists really don't think ahead, do they. They don't seem to realize that anyone inclined to make such a sensible suggestion, would be armed themselves.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "These bloodthirsty lefty fascists really don't think ahead, do they. They don't seem to realize that anyone inclined to make such a sensible suggestion, would be armed themselves."

        They're not even trying to be rational. They're trying to pump each other up emotionally to foment anger and pick fights they hope to win somehow. They think 0'Bama will lead the way. They reject rational thinking because that would destroy their entire worldview.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      >“First f**ker to say the solution is for elementary school teachers to carry guns needs to get beaten to death.”

      "You know, I think the solution is for school teachers to carry guns. Come and get it."

      You'll need to wait for them to get their "Occupy" crowd together, drugged up and then ready to attack and rape women…then they'll threaten you a bit more via a press release from an undisclosed location.

      But they're the righteous ones because they visualize world peace, all the time…they say. Well, they have the bumper stickers anyway.

  • Dan

    When terrorists and killers have access to guns and the law abiding citizens are not able to defend themselves you have this type of situation. Islamic, Occult, Goth, Satanic influence types of people will kill without remorse or any kind of moral feelings at all. They are dangerous, mindless, and driven people who must be taken out. If the citezens refuse to arm themselves, this carnage will continue. There was a reason for the second ammendment, and it will serves us well to pay attention to history and read why it is necessary in a free society. Foul language and threats from the left are such a brain wash. Support the NRA and get a gun to protect our freedom and the freedom of those foul mouthed brain dead ones as well.

  • wgwst

    They can scream and threaten and call for blood all they want.

    The sale of permits, guns (including AR-15's), and memberships to guns rights organizations – our voice and muscle in D.C. – are skyrocketing.

    Oh, and any of you who haven't joined the NRA or the GOA yet – do so (preferably join both!)

    • RedWhiteAndJew

      And the JPFO!

      • wgwst

        I hadn't heard of them before – thanks for the heads up!

    • UCSPanther

      And Canadian gun owners should join or at least donate to our NFA and CSSA

  • pyeatte

    The left ought to be careful. If they want a shooting war with Second Amendment supporters – bring it on.

    • Gamma Ray

      The average leftist is a coward and is only "brave" when in a mob like Occupy Wall St., or a union protest. They don't want to be the ones actually going out and disarming the citizenry, they'll let the cops do that. Many cops will die attempting to disarm the citizenry.

      Come to think of it, that is a win-win for left, since they hate the cops anyway.

    • Gamma Ray

      The bad news for me is that living in the Bay Area, myself and like minded people are badly outnumbered and surrounded by Obama zombies. The good news is it is a target rich environment.

  • Ghostwriter

    It's sad all those children are dead because of this sick monster. The overheated rhetoric on both sides isn't helping matters any.

  • Karrah

    upto I looked at the bank draft of $7260, I did not believe …that…my brother could actually receiving money part-time from there computar.. there sisters neighbour haz done this for under eight months and at present took care of the morgage on there villa and bourt a brand new Nissan GT-R:. I went here,…….. BIT40.ℂOℳ

  • Gamma Ray

    Read and consider this –

    “Whenever the legislators endeavor to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any further obedience.”

    ~John Locke~

  • Gamma Ray

    Come to think of it, I am not aware of any union leaders calling for the citizenry to turn over their guns.

    Why?

    They know many of their members have firearms.

  • me

    thanks for this