Before this morning’s presser, lefties had hoped that NRA chief Wayne LaPierre would accept blame on behalf of the NRA for last week’s massacre in Newtown. Instead, he called for our nation’s schools to be equipped with armed guards and reiterated that guns can also be tools of self-defense. That didn’t sit well with anti-gun zealots, and Twitter exploded with hate directed at LaPierre and the NRA:

https://twitter.com/kenshane/status/282157312171446273

Several Twitterers volunteered to take it to the next level and shoot NRA members and officials:

https://twitter.com/jennlongoria/status/282173743273480192

https://twitter.com/ElsieAssap/status/282195019920711680

While others took a more passive approach:

https://twitter.com/iAmBlanquito/status/282183794050600961

https://twitter.com/nawRock_andRoll/status/282175275456946177

https://twitter.com/Loisler/status/282173405007069185

And hoped that someone else would do the dirty work:

https://twitter.com/tommydonothing/status/282178877894316033

https://twitter.com/iRob90/status/282159477430579202

https://twitter.com/stillonline/status/282160826117414914

https://twitter.com/spectaculardave/status/282166320731140097

https://twitter.com/mister_smiley/status/282156856724570113

But that wasn’t enough for others, who implored LaPierre and NRA members to kill themselves:

https://twitter.com/NickISNOTNicky/status/282160359438180352

https://twitter.com/martbooth/status/282181041685405696

https://twitter.com/johnnyutah413/status/282158267789099008

https://twitter.com/ArlenR24/status/282169128356282368

Good thing leftists believe in nonviolence.

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