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Ann Coulter rails against NRA’s Wayne LaPierre

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Jeff Poor
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On Sean Hannity’s radio show last Friday with Mark Simone filling in for Hannity, conservative commentator and author Ann Coulter expressed her dissatisfaction with National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre, particularly his “Meet the Press” appearance on NBC from a week ago.

Coulter suggested LaPierre and other gun supporters should become familiar with the works of John Lott, whose 1998 book “More Guns, Less Crime” makes an argument against limiting the number of firearms.

“The NRA needs a better spokesman. I was watching Wayne LaPierre on ‘Meet The Press’ this weekend and — is he the only gun rights supporter who has not read John Lott’s book?” Coulter wondered. “When he was asked by David Gregory, ‘is your objective, of the NRA, to have as few people killed as possible — something to that effect — a few children killed?’ There was hemming and hawing … the answer is: Get this right-wingers, get this gun supporters: yes, yes, yes!”

Coulter, also the author of her latest book “Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama,” went on to condemn the way the mentally ill are treated in our society.

“And there is one way to stop innocents from being gunned down by lunatics — who by the way, we can also jump on the mental health profession in this regard — all these nuts,” she continued. “And we have these people being pushed in front of subways every other day in New York. Can we lock some of these people up? They can be in nice, friendly hospitals, but we have to deal with these nuts on the street. That is part of, you know, the left’s therapeutic culture.”

(h/t Real Clear Politics Video)

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