The New York Daily News is stirring up plenty of controversy today with its cover that labels the National Rifle Association’s executive director, Wayne LaPierre, as much of a terrorist as the shooters in the San Bernardino attack and the gunmen behind other mass shootings.
The cover, which features San Bernardino gunman Syed Farook and talks about his apparent Isamic radicalization, also includes pictures of the gunmen behind the Colorado Springs, Sandy Hook, Charleston and Aurora tragedies. LaPierre is there along with the others, with the text saying that the others are enabled by “the NRA’s sick gun jihad against America in the name of profit.”
While the liberal media have never tried to hide their disdain for the NRA, the Daily News’ accusation is beyond ridiculous, as it equates someone who has been defending Americans’ right to own a gun for protection with people like Farook, who wanted to kill Americans in what was apparently a real act of jihad.
Even notorious anti-gunner and billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg hasn’t gone that far.
This isn’t really anything new for The Daily News though, as they called LaPierre the “Craziest Man on Earth” after the Sandy Hook shootings and less than two weeks ago referred to him as “Jihad Wayne,” underscoring their inability to look at the issue of gun control in a reasoned manner.