Erik Loomis is an assistant professor of American history at the University of Rhode Island. He also blogs at “Lawyers Guns and Money” blog.

In reaction to the murders in Connecticut, Loomis tweeted that he had never been so angry except maybe for the invasion of Iraq (I guess 9/11 was chopped liver to him), and that he wanted the NRA chief’s “head on a stick”:

As reported by Oliver Darcy at Campus Reform, that tweet was just one in a long series of rants by Loomis on Twitter:

A professor of history turned to Twitter over the weekend to call for the death of National Rifle Association (NRA) CEO Wayne LaPierre, branding the gun rights group he heads as a terrorist organization.

A professor used twitter over the weekend to call for the death of the NRA’s CEO.

“[I] want Wayne LaPierre’s head on a stick,” Erik Loomis, a professor at the University of Rhode Island (URI), tweeted.

It “looks like the National Rifle Association has murdered some more children,” he added.”

Can [we] define NRA membership as dues contributing to a terrorist organization?” he  asked in a separate tweet.

Loomis’ comments come on the heels of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, which left 20 young children and six faculty members dead.

The professor contended Democratic lawmakers should exploit the tragedy to force more restrictive gun control measures into law.

“You are goddamn right we should politicize this tragedy,” Loomis tweeted. “[F]uck the NRA.”

“Dear Republicans, do you know the definition of family values?” he continued. “It’s not having our kids FUCKING SHOT AT SCHOOL! Fuck the NRA.” ….

The story has been picked up at The College Fix and Red Alert Politics, among other places.

Loomis is not happy with all the attention.

Read the Twitter feed for Loomis — he fancies himself a Twitter martyr of such huge proportions he may even write a magazine article about his ordeal of having people quote what he said:

Update — Via Twitchy, Loomis has deleted his Twitter account. The past day’s tweets are saved in Google Cache.