Poker Pro Eric Seidel: ‘Drop a Drone on NRA’s Wayne LaPierre'

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Jagajeet Chiba
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Poker Pro Eric Seidel:  ‘Drop a Drone on NRA’s Wayne LaPierre'

Following an appearance by NRA head Wayne LaPierre on NBC’s “Meet The Press”, one of the biggest money makers in poker, Eric Seidel, offered up this angry tweet:

"Drop a drone on Wayne Lapierre, please. He's a much greater threat to American lives then any terrorist, (sic)"

One person told Seidel that his tweet was "completely and utterly irresponsible”, ultimately resulting in the deletion of the said tweet.

Seidel was responding to LaPierre’s lambasting of NBC for what he said is their failure to properly report on gun violence in the American city of Chicago.

“Do you know where Chicago ranks in terms of enforcement of the federal gun laws? Out of 90 jurisdictions in the country, they ranked 90th,” Mr. LaPierre continued.

“Why doesn’t NBC News start with: ‘Shocking news on Chicago. Of all the jurisdictions in the country, Chicago’s dead last on enforcement of the federal gun laws?’” he asked. “Why doesn’t the national press corps, when they’re sitting down there with Jay Carney and the president and the vice president, why don’t they say, ‘Why is Chicago dead last in enforcement of the gun laws against gangs with guns, felons with guns, drug dealers with guns?’”

- Jagajeet Chiba,