What Wayne LaPierre, CEO of the National Rifle Association and its chief spokesman, wrote was a paranoid, maniacal screed that, if it had come from another crazed source you wouldn't have been surprised. That it said "NRA" in the byline shouldn't make it palatable. It should make it reprehensible.
You want just one example? That's a fair enough request. The head of the NRA outlier group feverishly wrote --
After Hurricane Sandy, we saw the hellish world that the gun prohibitionists see as their utopia. Looters ran wild in south Brooklyn. There was no food, water or electricity. And if you wanted to walk several miles to get supplies, you better get back before dark, or you might not get home at all.Actually, the reality is that for almost five days after Hurricane Sandy... there were NO murders.
That's reality. Actual reality.
Not some sick dream rant by the cult leader of a fringe pack to gin up fear.
It's a numerical fact. And it's according to the NY Police Department -- who I'm guessing have access to more real statistics and actual information than Wayne LaPierre. But then, the barista at my local Starbucks seems to have access to more actual information than Wayne LaPierre.