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Moby Slams "Despicable" NRA on Twitter After Newtown Dad Reportedly Heckled by Gun Rights Activists

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Forget his old feud with Eminem. Moby may have just ignited a beef with the National Rifle Association.

The electronica star and progressive activist blasted the gun lobby group last Tuesday on Twitter after gun rights activists turned up at a public hearing and appeared to jeer Neil Heslin, the father of a 6-year-old boy who was slain in December's Newtown massacre.

"F--k you, NRA, you are despicable," Moby tweeted, linking to a story about how the NRA has come under intense criticism for aggressive tactics attacking gun safety proposals.

"Seriously, the NRA makes ads featuring Obama's children and heckles the parents of Newtown victims? The NRA are utterly despicable," he added.

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The 47-year-old musician also cited a poll that indicated a majority of Americans support gun policy reforms including universal background checks for all gun sales and the banning of military-style semi-automatic assault weapons and high-capacity clips.

Moby, who played some shows in Canada last week, also reflected on his left-leaning political beliefs and how he's aware how speaking out against the NRA could make himself a target.

"In the States, certainly since getting into social media, I've alienated a lot of people with my political beliefs and statements," the bald one wrote in a further journal entry (via Huffington Post Canada). "And if I'm incredibly vocal and critical of the NRA, it's sort of a dangerous position to take—most people in the NRA have guns! And they would love nothing more than to shoot an irritating lefty like me. But honestly, I don't worry about it too much. The issue is more important to me than my own personal safety."

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So far, there's been no comment from the NRA.

But if the gun rights organization wanted to push back against Moby's comments, it could always add him to its "hit list" of antigun celebs on the NRA's website, which includes the likes of Alec Baldwin, Jodie Foster, Kevin Costner and Jessica Alba among others.

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