Erick Erickson shoots up New York Times gun editorial

Credit: Rodney Ho

Credit: Rodney Ho

By RODNEY HO/, originally filed Sunday, December 6, 2015

Atlanta radio host and conservative pundit Erick Erickson had more than just a viscerally negative reaction toward the New York Times' editorial about gun control Saturday. He literally shot seven bullets into a print copy of the paper.

Erickson, a staunch supporter of gun rights, didn't actually pay for a copy of the Times. A store owner in Carrollton handed it to him in disgust yesterday. "I went over to the Shot Spot gun range and did it," he wrote to me. "We were all laughing. The left has obviously been infuriated, but I've gotten lots of positive feedback. Nick Searcy, the actor from 'Justified,' thought it was hysterical. The author Brad Thor chimed in with support, too."

This was the first time the Times had placed an editorial on its front page in 95 years.

He was bemused by some social media critics who thought the "grouping" of his bullet holes were poor. "I wasn't going for a grouping," he wrote. "I went top to bottom."

And he laughed when some on the left thought he had simply punctured the paper with a pencil because they could see streaks of lead.

Erickson retweeted some of the ones he liked such as:

Erickson is heard locally on News 95.5 and AM 750 WSB weekdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

And here's the original Instagram posting: