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    Wayne LaPierre, who is head of the NRA implied today that people with equal firepower don't die -- yet -- LaPierre had to surround himself with armed guards today because obviously LaPierre doesn't even believe his own bullshit.

LaPierre: "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,"
    LaPierre started by saying that "gun-free zones" cause mass murder, not the easy access to assault weapons.
LaPierre: Politicians pass laws for gun free school zones ... And, in doing so, they tell every insane killer in America that schools are the safest place to inflict maximum mayhem with minimum risk.
    But wait, aren't the buildings of Congress 'gun-free zones?'

     Is LaPierre going to demand that those gun-barrel sucking politicians he buys pass a law lifting the ban on carrying loaded AK-47's in the buildings of Congress?

     Then, without meaning to, LaPierre explained exactly why America needs to ban assault weapons.

LAPIERRE: The truth is, that our society is populated by an unknown number of genuine monsters. People that are so deranged, so evil, so possessed by voices and driven by demons, that no sane person can every possibly comprehend them. They walk among us every single day, and does anybody really believe that the next Adam Lanza isn’t planning his attack on a school, he’s already identified at this very moment?
    Exactly, there are deranged people in America who are planning mass murders and who can easily go out and buy as many assault weapons as they please and as many assault magazines as they please -- so clearly we need to Ban those weapons so we can reduce the number of murders by assault weapons as we can.

     

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  •  I was slightly concerened (5+ / 0-)
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    XenuLives, Sylv, splashy, ssgbryan, CroneWit

    that the NRA might come out and soften their message and express nothing but sympathy for the dead children. I was afraid this would buy them enough time to work behind the scenes and kill any gun legislation while appearing to be halfway sane.

    Obviously that fear was unfounded. LaPierre came right out and sounded like the kook that he is.

  •  Exactly. It does not matter what the base cause (3+ / 0-)
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    a2nite, Sylv, splashy

    for someone to pick up a gun and slaughter people. If they don't have access to guns that can kill people they can not act out thier own mental problems on others. At least some regulation would prevent them being able to compete with previous killers as to numbers. All we have to do is look at other countries who have the same games, the same movies & TV, the same human model,... to see it is effective to reduce the death toll...

    What is even more upsetting is the idea to bring guns into the mix every day, adding to the opportunities for tragedy when a guard with his own issues shoots a kid for pulling out a toy gun. If still had kids in school I would pull them out if they allowed guns which could be taken by a sufficiently big enough kid.

    Fear is the Mind Killer...

    by boophus on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 10:52:34 AM PST

  •  You know what Wayne? (1+ / 0-)
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    splashy

    You said:

    People that are so deranged, so evil, so possessed by voices and driven by demons, that no sane person can ever possibly comprehend them.
    You're right. And now we're damned sure that person is you.
  •  Capitol gun control (0+ / 0-)

    Just why are the halls of Congress gun-free zones?  Could it be that our NRA-loving congresspeople's afraid of gun-toting fellow congresspeople's or the public?  Why can they work in gun-free zone and not the rest of us?  Same reason they get pensions using the real CPI, medical care that is gold-plated and for LIFE, and much much more.  

    But let's talk about guns.  Surely they should be required to pack heat.  And, so should everyone who enters the building.   How else can everyone be protected?  
    Oh right.  They have a better way: total ban on guns.

    The word hypocrites is so overused, I suggest we coin a synonym: congressperson.

  •  Who pays in money and blood? (0+ / 0-)

    Let gun owners pay for the millions of new police, and their pensions, and their death benefits.  I wonder what the added cost per gun would be?  Perhaps $100 thousand a year per gun?

    Given that this group tends to be the so-called fiscal conservatives fighting for small government, they sure have a funny way of expressing it.spend spend spend.  Hire hire hire.  But then they get to keep their toys.

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