Rhode Island prof demands NRA chief’s “head on a stick”
Then declares himself a Twitter martyr because people quoted what he said
Erik Loomis is an assistant professor of American history at the University of Rhode Island. He also blogs at “Lawyers Guns and Money” blog.
In reaction to the murders in Connecticut, Loomis tweeted that he had never been so angry except maybe for the invasion of Iraq (I guess 9/11 was chopped liver to him), and that he wanted the NRA chief’s “head on a stick”…
…As reported by Oliver Darcy at Campus Reform, that tweet was just one in a long series of rants by Loomis on Twitter:
A professor of history turned to Twitter over the weekend to call for the death of National Rifle Association (NRA) CEO Wayne LaPierre, branding the gun rights group he heads as a terrorist organization.
A professor used twitter over the weekend to call for the death of the NRA’s CEO.
“[I] want Wayne LaPierre’s head on a stick,” Erik Loomis, a professor at the University of Rhode Island (URI), tweeted.
It “looks like the National Rifle Association has murdered some more children,” he added.”
Can [we] define NRA membership as dues contributing to a terrorist organization?” he asked in a separate tweet.
Loomis’ comments come on the heels of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, which left 20 young children and six faculty members dead.
The professor contended Democratic lawmakers should exploit the tragedy to force more restrictive gun control measures into law.
“You are goddamn right we should politicize this tragedy,” Loomis tweeted. “[F]uck the NRA.”
“Dear Republicans, do you know the definition of family values?” he continued. “It’s not having our kids FUCKING SHOT AT SCHOOL! Fuck the NRA.” ….
The entire article is at College Insurrection
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We have a young relative who recently graduated from this school. From our conversations it would appear the university teaches little more than communist propaganda, the evils of factory farming, and recycling.
Fortunately for Erick Loomis, there remain a few shreds of our 1st Amendment, so he may indulge himself in crudely expressed righteous indignation for awhile longer.
Here’s an earlier post highlighting Prof. Loomis’s brand of civility:
Erik Loomis, University of Rhode Island History Professor, Calls for ‘Decades-Long Fight to the Death’ Against Conservatives
Update: But wait! There’s more! University of Rhode Island professor’s retweet: Murder anyone who thinks teachers should be armed; Update: Police met with prof
…Even when not addressing guns, Loomis seems to have significant anger and anxiety issues…
Read the whole thing.
CAJ note: Can someone please phone Erick’s mom and ask her to bring his meds to school?
Update 2: At Public Secrets the most excellent “Phineas Fahrquar” writes:
I wonder if it occurs to fans of gun-control or gun elimination that some of the things their “mainstream” people say are for more violent and incendiary than almost anything coming from even fringe 2nd amendment defenders?
Nah. That would require a sense of irony, shame, and self-awareness. Or even basic sentience…
…Yesterday, we saw another liberal who goes by the Twitter handle “The Angry Democrat” fantasize about an armed attack on NRA headquarters. And we’re the angry ones?
At Breitbart’s Big Government, more genius ideas from the people who are teaching your children:
The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) has their own solution for preventing tragedies like the Newtown massacre from happening again: no firearms in schools whatsoever.
This is not a joke; they actually believe that the next time some deranged, evil psychopath shows up at your child’s school, the best policy is to leave the school utterly defenseless…