PBS' Bill Moyers had blistering words for the National Rifle Association in the wake of the deadly shootings in Colorado.

Moyers placed partial blame for the murders in the NRA's lap in a web video posted over the weekend, calling it "the best friend a killer's instinct ever had."

He said that the lobbying of the NRA had made it easier for people like James Holmes, the alleged killer in the Colorado shootings, to obtain their weapons.

"Every year there are 30,000 gun deaths and 300,000 gun-related assaults in the U.S.," he said. "Firearm violence may cost our country as much as $100 billion a year. Toys are regulated with greater care and safety concerns than guns ... we have become so gun loving, so blasé about home-grown violence that in my lifetime alone, far more Americans have been casualties of domestic gunfire than have died in all our wars combined."

He finished by calling the NRA "the enabler of death -- paranoid, delusional, and as venomous as a scorpion."

Though they did not express themselves with quite his vehemence, Moyers is one of several to call for stricter gun control laws in the days after the shootings.

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    US President Barack Obama arrives alongside Colorado Senator Mark Udall (L) to speak at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, Colorado, July 22, 2012, following a visit with victims and family members of last week's shootings during a midnight showing of the new Batman movie, 'The Dark Knight Rises,' at a nearby movie theater that left 12 killed and 58 injured. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

  • US President Barack Obama arrives alongs

    US President Barack Obama arrives alongside Colorado Senator Mark Udall (L) to speak at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, Colorado, July 22, 2012, following a visit with victims and family members of last week's shootings during a midnight showing of the new Batman movie, 'The Dark Knight Rises,' at a nearby movie theater that left 12 killed and 58 injured. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

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    US President Barack Obama speaks alongside Colorado Senator Mark Udall (left) and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper (right) at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, Colorado, July 22, 2012, following a visit with victims and family members of last week's shootings during a midnight showing of the new Batman movie, 'The Dark Knight Rises,' at a nearby movie theater that left 12 killed and 58 injured. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

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    US President Barack Obama speaks at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, Colorado, July 22, 2012, following a visit with victims and family members of last week's shootings during a midnight showing of the new Batman movie, 'The Dark Knight Rises,' at a nearby movie theater that left 12 killed and 58 injured. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

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    AURORA, CO - JULY 22: (AFP OUT) People watch from a second floor window as U.S. President Barack Obama's motorcade arrives at University of Colorado Hospital July 22, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado. Obama met with victims of last Friday's movie theater mass shooting. Police in Aurora, a suburb of Denver, say that James Holmes, 24, in custody after he is suspected of killing 12 people and injuring 59 during a midnight screening of 'The Dark Knight Rises' last Friday. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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    Medical staff and visitors look out the window as US President Barack Obama's motorcade arrives at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, Colorado, July 22, 2012, for a visit with family members of the victims of last week's shootings at a movie theater in Aurora. AFP PHOTO/Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Medical staff and visitors look out the window as US President Barack Obama's motorcade arrives at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, Colorado, July 22, 2012, for a visit with family members of the victims of last week's shootings at a movie theater in Aurora. AFP PHOTO/Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Barack Obama, Daniel Oates, Steve Hogan, John Hickenlooper, Mark Udall

    President Barack Obama, second from left, talks with from right, Aurora Colo., Mayor Steve Hogan, Aurora Police Chief Daniel Oates, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, and Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., after Obama arrived at at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., Sunday, July 22, 2012. Obama is traveling to Aurora, Colorado to visit with families of victims of the movie theater shooting as well as local officials. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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    President Barack Obama, second from left, talks with Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., left, as Aurora, Colo., Police Chief Daniel Oates, right, and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, second from right, watch, after Obama arrived at at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., Sunday, July 22, 2012. Obama is traveling to Aurora, Colorado to visit with families of victims of the movie theater shooting as well as local officials. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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    President Obama greets Aurora, Colo., Mayor Steve Hogan, center, Aurora Polic Chief Daniel Oates after Air Force One landed at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., Sunday, July 22, 2012. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

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    President Barack Obama greets Aurora (Colo.) Police Chief Daniel Oates, as Mayor Steve Hogan, right, watches after Obama arrived at at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., Sunday, July 22, 2012. Obama is traveling to Aurora to visit with families of victims of the movie theater shooting as well as local officials. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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    President Barack Obama greets Aurora (Colo.) Mayor Steve Hogan as Aurora Police Chief Daniel Oates, left, watches after Obama arrived at at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., Sunday, July 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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    President Barack Obama steps off Marine One upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Sunday, July 22, 2012. Obama is traveling to Aurora, Colo., to visit with families of victims of the movie theater shooting as well as local officials. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

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    President Barack Obama walks to Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Sunday, July 22, 2012. Obama is traveling to Aurora, Colo., to visit with families of victims of the movie theater shooting as well as local officials. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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    President Barack Obama salutes as he walks up the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Sunday, July 22, 2012. Obama is traveling to Aurora, Colo., to visit with families of victims of the movie theater shooting as well as local officials. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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    President Barack Obama waves from the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Sunday, July 22, 2012. Obama is traveling to Aurora, Colo., to visit with families of victims of the movie theater shooting as well as local officials. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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    President Barack Obama leaves the White House in Wsshington for a trip to visit the families of victims of the shooting in Colorado, Sunday, July 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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    President Barack Obama leaves the White House for a trip to visit the families of victims of the shooting in Colorado, Sunday, July 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)