Mr. LaPierre wrote in The Daily Caller: “After Hurricane Sandy, we saw the hellish world that the gun prohibitionists see as their utopia. Looters ran wild … no food, water or electricity. … Hurricanes. Tornadoes. Riots. Terrorists. Gangs. Lone criminals. These are perils we are sure to face — not just maybe. It’s not paranoia to buy a gun. It’s survival. It’s responsible behavior, and it’s time we encourage law-abiding Americans to do just that.”
Mr. Scarborough found the statements racist.
On his show, he referred to Mr. LaPierre’s arguments about the “terrible people in Brooklyn” and “Hispanic gangs” and called the opinion piece “so laced with racial overtones,” according to a Mediaite report.
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Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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