Sunday, December 23, 2012

If more guns is crazy, Wayne LaPierre doesn't want to be sane

Hot on the heels of the most bizarre press conference ever, NRA chief Wayne LaPierre is making the rounds of the bobblehead shows to defend the NRA's hare-brained position on gun regulation, that being, there should be absolutely no additional regulation whatsoever. Surprisingly, Dancing Dave challenged that idiotic NRA stand:
GREGORY: This is a matter of logic, Mr. LaPierre, because anybody watching this is going to say ‘hey wait a minute. I just heard Mr. LaPierre say that the standard is we should try anything that might reduce the violence. And you’re telling me that it’s not a matter of common sense that if you don’t have an ability to shoot off 30 rounds without reloading, that just possibly you could reduce the loss of life? Would Adam Lanza have been able to shoot as many kids if he didn’t have as much ammunition?’

LAPIERRE: I don’t buy your argument for a minute.
In fact, Wayne LaPierre can't believe you people don't get that the only obvious solution to gun violence is more guns. An arsenal in every house and an armed vigilante on every street corner and at every school house door is the ticket.

This is of course, just a restatement of LaPierre's tone deaf, mendacious NRA presser where he blamed everything from the media to video games for murderous rampages while he insisted it certainly had nothing to do with the easy availability of high-powered guns.

I still can't quite wrap my head around the insanity of this response from the NRA. If you somehow missed it, you can read the transcript of the NRA presser or watch the video. But the whole thing can be summed up by Mr. LaPierre's exact quote:
"This is the beginning of a serious conversation. We won't be taking any questions."
And while Wayne LaPierre was having this one-way serious conversation, a lone gunman went a murder spree in PA where among others, he killed a woman hanging Christmas decorations at a church and three armed policemen were injured. Which in the world according to the NRA would not have happened if only everybody was armed and ready to shoot at will.

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