I still haven't found the 'right bucket' to put Wayne LaPierre in:
-- Over-paid Lobbyist
-- Master of circular logic
-- Pundit without a leg to stand on
-- Just plain full of it
All of these fit, so it's a difficult choice. But here, I think, is the bucket that fits him best of all:
And here's why: Wayne LaPierre just won't let go the NRA's 'worsest' of nightmares. (He won't let go of his 'blankey' either ...)
by Dan Freedman, chron.com, Houston -- March 30, 2013
But the National Rifle Association and other gun-rights advocates paint a dark picture of expanding background checks to private purchases, insisting the move inevitably would lead to a national firearms registry.
With a registry in place, they say, the stage would be set for the NRA's worst nightmare -- gun confiscations.
"They're coming to take away your guns -- Oh My!"
Only thing is, they're really not ...
One thing you got to give conservatives credit for -- they're persistent.
They think if they keep repeating something often enough, somehow -- by osmosis -- that will make it true.
Think again, conservatives. It's time to straighten out your twisted pretzel logic:
Fear of gun registration and confiscation "has been an NRA mantra forever," said William Vizzard, a criminal justice professor at California State University in Sacramento and formerly an ATF supervisor in San Francisco. "It's based on nothing but the fact they just keep saying it over and over again."
Gerald Nunziato, a former Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent who directed the bureau's National Tracing Center from 1991 to 1998, said that under the 1934 National Firearms Act, the ATF is required to maintain a registry of machine guns, sawed-off shotguns, silencers and other weaponry favored by Prohibition-era gangsters.
"If what the NRA says is true, why haven't these weapons been seized?" Nunziato said.
Good question. "Why haven't these Prohibition-weapons been seized?"
(Where is Elliot Ness, when we need him?)
Well the NRA used to say:
"Just wait for Obama to get re-elected; They'll take away your guns for sure then."
The NRA fearmongers used to say:
"Just wait for the next big public-shooting tragedy; They'll take away your guns for sure then."
Now the NRA bucket-master LaPierre is saying:
"Just wait until they get a comprehensive universal background check system in place; They'll take away your guns for sure then."
Well we should have two words, preped and ready for this baseless claim:
Guess what Wayne ... "They" already know everything there is to know about you -- AND you're still armed and clueless, aren't you?
Ooops. Get used to it, dude. You still got your 'blankey'. Now if only you could get a clue.