Bill Moyers: NRA 'Enabler Of Death' (VIDEO)

07/23/2012 01:35 pm ET | Updated Sep 22, 2012

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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