NRA board member R. Lee “Gunny” Ermey is a retired U.S. marine drill instructor who also played an obnoxious drill instructor in the film “Full Metal Jacket” who bullies and insults young men in basic training during the Vietnam War.
Ermey seemed to bring that character to life once again when he was recently interviewed on NRA News while promoting his new reality TV show “Saving Private K-9," reports MediaMatters.org (video below).
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“What’s happened is we’ve neutered all the young boys in this country, now,” said Ermey, noted RawStory.com.
“We’ve got little kids committing suicide because somebody bullied them in the school yard,” added Ermey. “You know what? I was bullied when I was a kid, but I tried diplomatically to get out of the situation. If that didn’t work, then I would resort to force, I would pop the guy in the snot locker, drop him down on the deck, and he would think twice before he came and bullied me again.”
In 2013, MediaMatters.org noted that Ermey attacked people on public assistance.
"Welfare back in my time, back when I was a kid, I remember my parents voting for welfare and it was sold to us, like cripples, we got to look after our crippled people in this country," said Ermey. "Crippled, those that can't work, and I guess nowadays lazy is our new cripple."