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'Nowhere to Hide': New York Daily News Shocks With Front Page Cover Featuring NRA’s Wayne LaPierre

"This is why we use your paper to line the bird cage."

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 16: A newspaper vendor hands out free copies of The New York Daily News ouside of Penn Station on April 16, 2013 in New York City. Police were out in force throughout New York, a day after explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon killed 3 people and wounded more than 170 others. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

The New York Daily News went after the National Rifle Association Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre with its Monday cover — likening the pro-gun author and advocate to a jihadist.

On Monday's cover, the Daily News depicted LaPierre holding a gun with a turban on his head. It's accompanied by the headline, "Nowhere to Hide, Jihadi Wayne."

The story the Daily News is promoting along with its "Jihadi Wayne" slams the NRA for opposing legislation that would keep firearms away from suspected terrorists — the same people on the "no-fly" list.

"The same nefarious individual we monitor and bar from our planes, we turn the other way when it comes to allowing them to get guns and explosives," Sen. Chuck Schumer (N.Y.-D) said. "The NRA has fought tooth and nail to prevent these individuals from the terror watchlist from being added over the past several years."

The newspaper also likened the NRA to jihadists on a cover last week.

New York Daily News frontpage November 18, 2015 NRA'S SICK JIHAD Over 2,000 supsects on terror watch list have legally bought firearms in the U.S. because gun nuts are blocking law that would end this madness (Getty Images)

While the Daily News is known for its controversial and over-the-top covers, several people on social media took issue with the LaPierre cover in particular.

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