Joyce Carol Oates: My hope for violence against NRA members wasn’t ‘ironic'; ‘I meant this seriously’

Er … was there anyone who believed famed author Joyce Carol Oates was being “ironic” when she tweeted, “If sizable numbers of NRA members become gun-victims themselves, maybe hope for legislation of firearms?” A classless and vile wish for ushering in gun control through violence against gun owners, sure. But ironic?

This one takes the faux-pology cake.

While we’re not convinced that the renowned literary maven actually gets what irony is, she does appear to have a solid grasp on absurdity and the construction of faulty analogies.

Maybe Sen. McCain just needs to have his plane shot down again to really learn his lesson, huh, Joyce?

But by all means, weigh in on things you “don’t get.”

The only thing that’s missing now is a little speculation that gun owners routinely murder in cold blood and blame shooting accidents. Wait for it …

Despicable.

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