Wayne LaPierre may have stepped in it again at the NRA convention yesterday. He actually had the nerve to say that the Boston bombings proved gun control really doesn't work.
"Imagine living in a large metropolitan area where lawful firearms ownership is heavily regulated and discouraged," LaPierre said. "Imagine waking up to a phone call from the police, warning that a terrorist event is occurring outside and ordering you to stay inside your home."CBS got a clip here:
"I'm talking, of course, about Boston, where residents were imprisoned behind the locked doors of their homes, a terrorist with bombs and guns just outside," he said. "Frightened citizens, sheltered in place, with no means to defend themselves or their families from whatever may come crashing through the door."
"How many Bostonians wished they had a gun two weeks ago?" he asked. "How many other Americans now ponder that life-or-death question?"
Watch the whole thing on YouTube as well--and pile up the dislikes.
LaPierre dug even further, claiming that Boston proves "the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." One problem, Wayne--these guys didn't just have guns. They had at least four IEDs and homemade hand grenades in their arsenal. And they had enough left in their arsenal that they were making plans to go to New York. And you're asking innocent people with guns to go up against that? You're even more unhinged than we first thought.