As readers of these pages have likely noticed, I've been pretty blunt and withering in my harsh (and well-deserved) criticism of the NRA, which I always refer to as a "gun manufacturer-owned fringe group" and often described -- like here and here and here -- as a terrorist organization. I explain my reasons, it using fear and intimidation to terrify the public into believing everyone needs guns against the hordes of dangers from without and within, helping achieve many of the group's aims.
I know it's a harsh assessment, and I suspect that there are some, especially on the far right, who find it a bit too over-the-top or are even angered by that. So, it was with great surprise and even more pleasure when I saw the front page the other day of the New York Daily News.
In their row of photographs of American shooters who they present not just as mass murders, but as "terrorists," that fellow on the far right, separated from the others, is Wayne LaPierre, the executive vice-president and spokesman for the gun manufacturer-own NRA fringe group.