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NRA Press Conference: Celebrities React On Twitter

Entertainment Weekly Celebs react on Twitter to NRA press conference by Erin Strecker Tags: Bette Midler, NRA, Seth Meyers Wayne LaPierre, the president of the National Rifle Association, did not take questions after his press conference today, the first public response from the powerful gun lobby after the horrific school shooting in Newtown, Conn. one week ago. But the public reaction during and immediately after his speech was loud, especially from celebrities, who couldn’t help but weigh in on Twitter about the National Rifle Association’s response. Check out some thoughts below from everyone from Bette Midler: “NRA says we need armed guards at every school. Well, since NRA IS SHILLING FOR THE FIREARMS INDUSTRY, this makes good sense for them,” to Seth Meyers and more. Seth Meyers @sethmeyers21 NRA: If we banned schools there would never be another school shooting. 21 Dec 12 Bette Midler @BetteMidler NRA says we need armed guards at every school. Well, since NRA IS SHILLING FOR THE FIREARMS INDUSTRY, this makes good sense for them. 21 Dec 12 Bette Midler @BetteMidler Will we have armed guards EVERYWHERE? Who can afford that? Will there be armed guards on every floor of every building in America? Huh? 21 Dec 12 Mark Cuban @mcuban I think the NRA press conference is what the Mayans had in mind when they said the world would come to an end today 21 Dec 12 Christopher Gorham @ChrisGorham NRA members, I encourage you to take a close look at your leadership. Who do they really represent? Hint: Not you. 21 Dec 12 Steve Levitan @SteveLevitan No thanks, NRA. I know the dads at my kids’ school and I don’t want them armed. 21 Dec 12 Michael Moore @MMFlint I now see what the Mayans predicted about today has come true. Except that the only world that’s going to end is the NRA’s. 21 Dec 12 Michael Ian Black @michaelianblack A mass shooting on a rural road during the NRA press conference. 4 dead, 3 injured. If only that road had been laid with mines. 21 Dec 12 Piers Morgan @piersmorgan This is your moment, America: The #NRA has 4 million members, your population is 311 million. Don’t stand for this murderous crap any more. 21 Dec 12 josh groban @joshgroban The world is still here and “NRA” has replaced “Mayans” as the top trending topic. And yet, I still kinda feel the Mayans were more honest. 21 Dec 12 Max Silvestri @maxsilvestri There were two armed guards at Columbine so it’s weird the NRA didn’t bring those guys up on stage to talk about how well that went. 21 Dec 12 Christopher Hayes @chrislhayes Useful reminder: The first person Adam Lanza murdered owned a bunch of guns. 21 Dec 12 marc maron @marcmaron So, the @NRA solution is to take all the state money allotted for education and build turrets at every school? 21 Dec 12 Kristen Bell @IMKristenBell The @NRA needs mental health care. 21 Dec 12 Patton Oswalt @pattonoswalt How about attaching a second gun to the gun you already have? And then a knife onto the second gun, with a gun on that knife? #iamsmart 21 Dec 12 Alyssa Milano @Alyssa_Milano The NRA and their philosophy hurts my heart.
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