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Bill Maher On Leno: 'NRA Should Just Change Their Name To 'Assassin's Lobby' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post    
First Posted: 01/12/11 11:00 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:25 PM ET

Bill Maher was the guest on Tuesday night's "Tonight Show," and the comedic pundit shared some strong words for the National Rifle Association. During the interview, Jay Leno asked for Maher's take on the recent shooting spree in Arizona, prompting him to go off on the pro-gun organization.

Based on his assumption that the NRA will defend their stance on guns in the wake of the tragedy in Tucson, Maher said he was "so tired of the second amendment" and suggested a controversial name change:

"The NRA should just change their name to the 'Assassin's Lobby,'" Maher said before receiving stunned silence and later applause from the audience.

He also suggested that gun owners change their view of firearms, from a hobby or form of defense to a vice or guilty pleasure:

"If you love guns, just admit it -- like it's a vice," Maher said. "It's like alcohol or drugs or sex addiction or gambling... It's not good for you or anyone else, but you like it."

Maher continued to say that "no one needs a gun that shoots 31 rounds" like the one used by Jared Lee Loughner in Arizona, before breaking the tension with a silly dig at Sarah Palin's shooting ability.

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