MSNBC host Martin Bashir on Thursday trashed the National Rifle Association and used the Lord’s Prayer to do it as he delivered an offensive “NRA version” of the well-known prayer.
“There is also a prayer breakfast at this weekend’s conference, presumably to include the NRA’s version of the Lord’s Prayer: ‘Thy kingdom come, help me keep my military-style gun. Give us this day our daily dead,’ and other various phrases like that,” Bashir mocked.
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“This is not a freak organization,” the MSNBC host added. “You describe Ted Nugent in the way you do, and some of these speakers, and yet they are paid to attend, there are large numbers who will be hearing this. Yet they spew this kind of venom about an issue that is as saddening and shockingly disturbing for us all after what happened in Newtown and all the other massacres that we reflect on.”
Mother Jones’ David Corn went on to accuse the NRA of “exploitation” and just in it for the money.
“The NRA, which once was kind of legitimate in terms of its public policy positions…now they get out there and it’s delusional, it’s conspiracy theories,” he said. “It’s close to Alex Jones type stuff.”
Bashir also claimed that the NRA doesn’t “represent” real gun owners in America, they merely represent the gun industry.