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Some People Loved That NRA Speech by Wayne LaPierre [Updated]

National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre calls on Congress to pass a law putting armed police officers in every school in America during a news conference at the Willard Hotel December 21, 2012 in Washington, DC. This is the first public appearance that leaders of the gun rights group have made since a 20-year-old man used a popular assault-style rifle to slaughter 20 school children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, one week ago.

The effete liberal echo chamber may have gasped at the NRA’s proposal today to defend schools with armed guards and assertion that “the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” but the pointed, for-the-base remarks hit home for some in Real America. Whereas we saw a batty, bullshit display of blame and distraction, others applauded.

Really. They did:

Update: The Guardian has rounded up some less supportive messages from more brand-name conservatives, including former RNC chairman Michael Steele, who told MSNBC that he found the NRA comments "very haunting and very disturbing." Elsewhere:

NRA Speech Had Its Supporters, Too