Krugman: The NRA Is An ‘Insane Organization’

February 3, 2013 8:49 a.m.

Liberal economist and columnist Paul Krugman said Sunday that the National Rifle Association has shown its true colors in the recent debate over guns since the Newtown massacre. 

“The NRA is now revealed as an insane organization,” Krugman said on ABC’s “This Week.”

“What strikes me is we’ve actually gotten a glimpse into the mindset, though, of the pro-gun people and we’ve seen certainly Wayne LaPierre and some of these others,” Krugman said, referring to the NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre. “It’s bizarre.  They have this vision that we’re living in a ‘Mad Max’ movie and that nothing can be done about it, that America cannot manage unless everybody’s prepared to shoot intruders, that — the idea that we have a police forces that provides public safety is somehow totally impractical, despite the fact that, you know, that is, in fact, the way we live.”

“There are plenty of gun-owners who are fine,” Krugman said. “But the lobbying groups, the NRA is now revealed as an insane organization, and that matters quite a lot.”

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