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Erick Erickson's bullet-ridden New York Times goes viral

Talk show host Erick Erickson, host of Atlanta's Evening News on News 95.5 and AM-750 WSB, shot up Saturday's front page of the New York Times, which ran an editorial calling for gun control.

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"I hope everyone will join me in posting pictures of bullet holes in the New York Times editorial," Erickson posted with this photo. "Send them your response. Put them on Instagram and use the hashtag for my radio show and I may give you a shoutout."


"This is what I think of the New York Times editorial today," posted Erickson. "The United States suffered its worst terrorist attacks since September 11 and the New York Times’ response is that all law-abiding citizens need their guns taken away. Screw them. The New York Times wants you to be sitting ducks for a bunch of arms jihadists who the New York Times thinks no doubt got that way because of the United States."

Erick Erickson. Photo: WSB

The image, with nearly 2,000 likes, more than Facebook 1,000 comments and more than 800 shares, is now trending. Erickson urged others to use the Times for target practice and to share the resulting photos.

Read Erickson's entire piece here.

The Times' editorial is enjoying far more social-media support, with 43,000 likes, more than 3,000 comments and 15,000 shares.

"It is past time to stop talking about halting the spread of firearms, and instead to reduce their number drastically — eliminating some large categories of weapons and ammunition," read the editorial - the first opinion piece to run on the Times' front page since 1920. "It is not necessary to debate the peculiar wording of the Second Amendment. No right is unlimited and immune from reasonable regulation."

Read it here.


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