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See How a Conservative Blogger Responded to Controversial New York Times Editorial — And He's Encouraging Others to Do the Same


"This is what I think of the New York Times editorial today."

Image via Twitter/@EWErickson

Seven bullet holes make a disorderly line down the New York Times' front page — right through the controversial editorial calling for stricter gun control measures.

That was conservative blogger Erick Erickson's response to the editorial, as evidenced in a photo he uploaded on Saturday to social media accounts.

"This is what I think of the New York Times editorial today," Erickson, editor-in-chief of RedState, wrote.

"It should be striking to every American citizen that the New York Times believes the nation should have unfettered abortion rights, a right not made explicit in the Constitution, but can have the Second Amendment right curtailed at will though it is explicitly in the Constitution," Erickson wrote. "Again, we have suffered the worst terrorist attack in more than a decade and the New York Times believes now we must have our rights taken away as a response to terrorism."

Erickson also called on others to join him in using a copy of the editorial for target practice and posting photos online, specifically on Instagram. Erickson said that those who post similar photos with the hashtag #EERS may receive a "shoutout" on his radio program.

As TheBlaze previously reported, the column, which was published online Friday and adorned the paper's front page Saturday, infuriated many gun owners — some of who threatened anyone who would dare to try to take away their firearms. 

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