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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.
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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