Hateful prof says NRA members’ children should be next to die in mass shooting

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In the wake of the Navy Yard shooting, a journalism professor at the University of Kansas is calling for children of NRA members to be the next people killed in a mass shooting.

David Guth, an associate professor at KU’s journalism school, took to Twitter to lay the blame for the Navy Yard shooting on the shoulders of NRA members. If anyone has to die in a mass shooting, it should be their children, he said.

He later doubled down on his statements in an interview with Campus Reform.

“Hell no, hell no, I do not regret that Tweet,” he said. “I don’t take it back one bit.”

His Tweets suggest that any attack on NRA members and their families would in fact be divine retribution.

Guth also told Campus Reform that Congress and the NRA were morally culpable for their failure to approve of sensible gun control legislation in the wake of last year’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook elementary in Newtown, Connecticut.

He did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Gun control advocates have rushed to blame gun laws for the shooting at Navy Yard on Monday, where possibly deranged gunman Aaron Alexis killed 12 people. Contrary to initial reports, it is now believed that Alexis did not use an assault rifle to carry out his attack. Rather, he used a shotgun typically available for small game hunting. (RELATED: Politicians, media outlets red-faced over wrong claims about gun in Navy Yard shootings)

Guth presided as an associate dean of UK’s journalism school for five years. Campus Reform reported that the university was standing by his right to make such claims about NRA members and their children.

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