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History professor Erik Loomis deletes his Twitter account after backlash from conservatives for anti-NRA tweets

The history professor who said he wanted to see the National Rifle Association’s CEO Wayne LaPierre’s “head on a stick” deleted his Twitter account today after receiving backlash from conservatives for his tactless tweets directed at the NRA in response to the Sandy Hook shooting.

Just a day ago, the University of Rhode Island professor Erik Loomis bragged on Twitter that he would not back down from this “right wing intimidation”.

Well, Loomis  did hang in there for almost a whole day, but the “right-wing intimidation” proved to be too much for the so-called educator, and he ultimately took down his account, depriving the Twitterverse of his profound tweets like this one:

Before completely deleting his account, Loomis first deleted his Assistant Professor position at the University of Rhode Island from his Twitter bio, according to to political commentator Michelle Malkin’s news site, Twitchy.com.

Loomis started to crack this morning when he said he woke up to several “gun nuts” attacking him on Twitter, but apparently all of the “gun nuts” ultimately ran him off the social media site.

Friday after the Connecticut Massacre, Loomis also ranted on Twitter that the NRA was “a terrorist organization” and demanded the CEO’s “head on a stick”.

Correction: We previously incorrectly stated that Loomis could be fired for his hate speech towards the NRA and that it could also affect his ability to get tenure. According to a spokesperson for The FIRE that is not the case and Loomis can neither be fired nor rejected tenure for his inappropriate statements.