MSNBC: NRA Chief Wayne LaPierre is ‘Afraid of Dark People’

Once again MSNBC has accused the National Rifle Association of being racists. Now host Alex Wagner claimed that NRA chief Wayne LaPierre employed coded racism in a recent op ed he wrote.

The day after the President’s State of the Union speech, LaPierre posted an op ed detailing the NRA’s response to Obama’s speech. In the op ed, LaPierre said that gun ownership was not just “paranoia.”

Hurricanes. Tornadoes. Riots. Terrorists. Gangs. Lone criminals. These are perils we are sure to face–not just maybe. It’s not paranoia to buy a gun. It’s survival. It’s responsible behavior, and it’s time we encourage law-abiding Americans to do just that.

This paragraph is what set Wagner off. “There’s also a lot of racial–racism imbedded in that full statement. He goes on to impugn Latin America as these kind of dark nights with dark people in Brooklyn,” she said.

LaPaierre also pointed out that there was some looting that went on in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. “Looters ran wild in south Brooklyn,” he wrote in his op ed.

This line caused panelist Joy Reid to break out her mind reading cap to divine that LaPierre was afraid of “dark people.”

“He has this vision of brown and black people running around looting and burning and we have to get guns to shoot them,” Reid said.

Of course, LaPierre made no such statement.

A full transcript of the segment is posted at Newsbusters.

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  • jim_m

    MSNBC should talk. The NRA has more minority members than they do.

  • GarandFan

    “He has this vision of brown and black people running around looting and
    burning and we have to get guns to shoot them,” Reid said.

    So when Joy hears the words “Hurricanes. Tornadoes. Riots. Terrorists. Gangs. Lone criminals.”, she immediately thinks of “brown and black people”?

    Yeah, Joy someone is “racist”. Perhaps you should look in the mirror.

  • 914

    The projection is strong at pmsnbc .

  • UOG

    “It doesn’t matter what my sign says, you’re going to report that it was racist.”

  • fustian24

    Maybe he has a vision of brown and black people in government running around looting him.

    • jim_m

      Clearly that isn’t a vision of obama’s cabinet then, it’s whiter than a klan meeting (or a dem Senate caucus, but I repeat myself).

  • retired.military

    Is she related to Harry because stupid runs in that family

  • herddog505

    Libs play the race card.


    These people are pathetic.

    • Getting a bit beyond pathetic… now they’re grasping at any excuse they can possibly find to play the race card.

      • Pretty soon they’re going to be down to vowels. “You used the word ‘A’! That means you’re against African-Americans!”

        “What I said was, ‘there needs to be a way- ”

        “You did it again, racist!”

  • Brian_R_Allen

    …. MSNBC has accused ….

    Translation: Morbidly-in-Denial PMSNBC has pathologically Projected.

    Enough about the Fascist Media already.

    Such commentary is but gambling at Rick’s on rotation.

  • LiberalNightmare

    Speaking of racism, isn’t it racist to believe that infringing america’s second amendment rights will only affect white people?

  • 914

    I’m afraid of racist dumb people. Like all of them for instance.