Okay, I’d like Wayne LaPierre’s head on a stick too

From Crooked Timber: Eric Loomis, a blogger at Lawyers, Guns and Money is in the crosshairs – he has landed on an intertubes hit list, where Glenn Reynolds, the genuinely frightening Michelle Malkin, Town Hall, The Daily Caller and only Elvis knows who else have not only climbed aboard the tired outrage train, but are actually charging him with ‘eliminationist’ rhetoric. First, here’s what he said on Twitter:

“I was heartbroken in the first 20 mass murders. Now I want Wayne LaPierre’s head on a stick.”

Pretty threatening, eh? But metaphors be damned, these folk know a genuine threat of violence when they see one.

Back to Crooked Timber:

[the first shot came from] right-wing blogger Glenn Reynolds [who] earlier voiced his anger over the State Department’s lax provision of security in Benghazi by demanding, “Can we see some heads roll?” . . . other conservative voices have joined in. The Daily Caller says Loomis “. . .  tweets demanding death for National Rifle Association executive Wayne LaPierre.” . . .  And just this morning, Michelle Malkin wrote at National Review Online: “So, it’s come to this: Advocating beheadings, beatings . . . Blood-lusting hate speech must not get a pass . . .”

By the way:

Loomis has already been questioned by the Rhode Island State Police, who told him that someone had informed the FBI that Loomis had threatened LaPierre’s life. . . .

Give it a rest girls.

5 responses to “Okay, I’d like Wayne LaPierre’s head on a stick too

  1. Give it a rest girls.

    Here’s a secret.

    We know what he was talking about and we know it wasn’t the literal head of the man on a literal stick.

    But the point of the outrage is to serve as a reaction to the REAL outrage the liberals heap on people when conservatives say things that might be taken out of context. Just look at the reaction to Palin’s target map when that Congresswoman was shot in Arizona. And never mind the fact that there was a democrat map first.

    It’s a point – counter point that has been going on for generations.

    So yeah, they should take it easy. However, for the argument to have meaning, you would have to tell the liberals to take it easy while someone like me would have to tell the conservatives to take it easy.


    • Not disagreeing, just want to point out that in this case the liberal outrage is directed not so much at conservative pundits as at the dean and president of the University of Rhode Island, where Loomis teaches. They have not stood by him and he may lose his job even though, as you noted, everyone knows he wasn’t threatening real violence.


  2. “Beatings”? Michelle always did have a vivid imagination.


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