December 22, 2012

“NRA: FULL statement by Wayne LaPierre in response to Newtown shootings”

Because our own national media likes to excerpt and edit and pick and choose what to show you. Otherwise, you may not take way the correct lesson — or have the proper context for the planned “outrage” in response.

It’s who they are. It’s what they do.

So, from the Guardian UK:

The National Rifle Association’s 4 million mothers, fathers, sons and daughters join the nation in horror, outrage, grief and earnest prayer for the families of Newtown, Connecticut … who suffered such incomprehensible loss as a result of this unspeakable crime.

Out of respect for those grieving families, and until the facts are known, the NRA has refrained from comment. While some have tried to exploit tragedy for political gain, we have remained respectfully silent.

Now, we must speak … for the safety of our nation’s children. Because for all the noise and anger directed at us over the past week, no one — nobody — has addressed the most important, pressing and immediate question we face: How do we protect our children right now, starting today, in a way that we know works?

The only way to answer that question is to face up to the truth. Politicians pass laws for Gun-Free School Zones. They issue press releases bragging about them. They post signs advertising them.

And in so doing, they tell every insane killer in America that schools are their safest place to inflict maximum mayhem with minimum risk.

How have our nation’s priorities gotten so far out of order? Think about it. We care about our money, so we protect our banks with armed guards. American airports, office buildings, power plants, courthouses — even sports stadiums — are all protected by armed security.

We care about the President, so we protect him with armed Secret Service agents. Members of Congress work in offices surrounded by armed Capitol Police officers.

Yet when it comes to the most beloved, innocent and vulnerable members of the American family — our children — we as a society leave them utterly defenseless, and the monsters and predators of this world know it and exploit it. That must change now!

The truth is that our society is populated by an unknown number of genuine monsters — people so deranged, so evil, so possessed by voices and driven by demons that no sane person can possibly ever comprehend them. They walk among us every 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?

How many more copycats are waiting in the wings for their moment of fame — from a national media machine that rewards them with the wall-to-wall attention and sense of identity that they crave — while provoking others to try to make their mark?

A dozen more killers? A hundred? More? How can we possibly even guess how many, given our nation’s refusal to create an active national database of the mentally ill?

And the fact is, that wouldn’t even begin to address the much larger and more lethal criminal class: Killers, robbers, rapists and drug gang members who have spread like cancer in every community in this country. Meanwhile, federal gun prosecutions have decreased by 40% — to the lowest levels in a decade.

So now, due to a declining willingness to prosecute dangerous criminals, violent crime is increasing again for the first time in 19 years! Add another hurricane, terrorist attack or some other natural or man-made disaster, and you’ve got a recipe for a national nightmare of violence and victimization.

And here’s another dirty little truth that the media try their best to conceal: There exists in this country a callous, corrupt and corrupting shadow industry that sells, and sows, violence against its own people.

Through vicious, violent video games with names like Bulletstorm, Grand Theft Auto, Mortal Kombat and Splatterhouse. And here’s one: it’s called Kindergarten Killers. It’s been online for 10 years. How come
my research department could find it and all of yours either couldn’t or didn’t want anyone to know you had found it?

Then there’s the blood-soaked slasher films like “American Psycho” and “Natural Born Killers” that are aired like propaganda loops on “Splatterdays” and every day, and a thousand music videos that portray life as a joke and murder as a way of life. And then they have the nerve to call it “entertainment.”

But is that what it really is? Isn’t fantasizing about killing people as a way to get your kicks really the filthiest form of pornography?

In a race to the bottom, media conglomerates compete with one another to shock, violate and offend every standard of civilized society by bringing an ever-more-toxic mix of reckless behavior and criminal cruelty into our homes — every minute of every day of every month of every year.

A child growing up in America witnesses 16,000 murders and 200,000 acts of violence by the time he or she reaches the ripe old age of 18.

And throughout it all, too many in our national media … their corporate owners … and their stockholders … act as silent enablers, if not complicit co-conspirators. Rather than face their own moral failings, the media demonize lawful gun owners, amplify their cries for more laws and fill the national debate with misinformation and dishonest thinking that only delay meaningful action and all but guarantee that the next atrocity is only a news cycle away.

The media call semi-automatic firearms “machine guns” — they claim these civilian semi-automatic firearms are used by the military, and they tell us that the .223 round is one of the most powerful rifle calibers … when all of these claims are factually untrue. They don’t know what they’re talking about!

Worse, they perpetuate the dangerous notion that one more gun ban — or one more law imposed on peaceful, lawful people — will protect us where 20,000 others have failed!

As brave, heroic and self-sacrificing as those teachers were in those classrooms, and as prompt, professional and well-trained as those police were when they responded, they were unable — through no fault of their own — to stop it.

As parents, we do everything we can to keep our children safe. It is now time for us to assume responsibility for their safety at school. The only way to stop a monster from killing our kids is to be personally involved and invested in a plan of absolute protection. The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. Would you rather have your 911 call bring a good guy with a gun from a mile away … or a minute away?

Now, I can imagine the shocking headlines you’ll print tomorrow morning: “More guns,” you’ll claim, “are the NRA’s answer to everything!” Your implication will be that guns are evil and have no place in society, much less in our schools. But since when did the word “gun” automatically become a bad word?

A gun in the hands of a Secret Service agent protecting the President isn’t a bad word. A gun in the hands of a soldier protecting the United States isn’t a bad word. And when you hear the glass breaking in your living room at 3 a.m. and call 911, you won’t be able to pray hard enough for a gun in the hands of a good guy to get there fast enough to protect you.

So why is the idea of a gun good when it’s used to protect our President or our country or our police, but bad when it’s used to protect our children in their schools?

They’re our kids. They’re our responsibility. And it’s not just our duty to protect them — it’s our right to protect them.

You know, five years ago, after the Virginia Tech tragedy, when I said we should put armed security in every school, the media called me crazy. But what if, when Adam Lanza started shooting his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday, he had been confronted by qualified, armed security?

Will you at least admit it’s possible that 26 innocent lives might have been spared? Is that so abhorrent to you that you would rather continue to risk the alternative?

Is the press and political class here in Washington so consumed by fear and hatred of the NRA and America’s gun owners that you’re willing to accept a world where real resistance to evil monsters is a lone, unarmed school principal left to surrender her life to shield the children in her care? No one — regardless of personal political prejudice — has the right to impose that sacrifice.

Ladies and gentlemen, there is no national, one-size-fits-all solution to protecting our children. But do know this President zeroed out school emergency planning grants in last year’s budget, and scrapped “Secure Our Schools” policing grants in next year’s budget.

With all the foreign aid, with all the money in the federal budget, we can’t afford to put a police officer in every school? Even if they did that, politicians have no business — and no authority — denying us the right, the ability, or the moral imperative to protect ourselves and our loved ones from harm.

Now, the National Rifle Association knows that there are millions of qualified active and retired police; active, reserve and retired military; security professionals; certified firefighters and rescue personnel; and an extraordinary corps of patriotic, trained qualified citizens to join with local school officials and police in devising a protection plan for every school. We can deploy them to protect our kids now. We can immediately make America’s schools safer — relying on the brave men and women of America’s police force.

The budget of our local police departments are strained and resources are limited, but their dedication and courage are second to none and they can be deployed right now.

I call on Congress today to act immediately, to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every school — and to do it now, to make sure that blanket of safety is in place when our children return to school in January.

Before Congress reconvenes, before we engage in any lengthy debate over legislation, regulation or anything else, as soon as our kids return to school after the holiday break, we need to have every single school in America immediately deploy a protection program proven to work — and by that I mean armed security.

Right now, today, every school in the United States should plan meetings with parents, school administrators, teachers and local authorities — and draw upon every resource available — to erect a cordon of protection around our kids right now. Every school will have a different solution based on its own unique situation.

Every school in America needs to immediately identify, dedicate and deploy the resources necessary to put these security forces in place right now. And the National Rifle Association, as America’s preeminent trainer of law enforcement and security personnel for the past 50 years, is ready, willing and uniquely qualified to help.

Our training programs are the most advanced in the world. That expertise must be brought to bear to protect our schools and our children now. We did it for the nation’s defense industries and military installations during World War II, and we’ll do it for our schools today.

The NRA is going to bring all of its knowledge, dedication and resources to develop a model National School Shield Emergency Response Program for every school that wants it. From armed security to building design and access control to information technology to student and teacher training, this multi-faceted program will be developed by the very best experts in their fields.

Former Congressman Asa Hutchinson will lead this effort as National Director of the National School Shield Program, with a budget provided by the NRA of whatever scope the task requires. His experience as a U.S. Attorney, Director of the Drug Enforcement Agency and Undersecretary of the Department of Homeland Security will give him the knowledge and expertise to hire the most knowledgeable and credentialed experts available anywhere, to get this program up and running from the first day forward.

If we truly cherish our kids more than our money or our celebrities, we must give them the greatest level of protection possible and the security that is only available with a properly trained — armed — good guy.

Under Asa’s leadership, our team of security experts will make this the best program in the world for protecting our children at school, and we will make that program available to every school in America free of charge.

That’s a plan of action that can, and will, make a real, positive and indisputable difference in the safety of our children — starting right now.

There’ll be time for talk and debate later. This is the time, this is the day for decisive action.

We can’t wait for the next unspeakable crime to happen before we act. We can’t lose precious time debating legislation that won’t work. We mustn’t allow politics or personal prejudice to divide us. We must act now.

For the sake of the safety of every child in America, I call on every parent, every teacher, every school administrator and every law enforcement officer in this country to join us in the National School Shield Program and protect our children with the only line of positive defense that’s tested and proven to work.

Now, I happen to disagree with LaPierre:  police officers are civilians who’ve received special training, but many of them actually practice less than concealed carry owners; too, there are protocols in place adopted by many police forces that often cost time and lives, as we here in Colorado learned from Columbine, where police gathered outside but would not act until they’d fully assessed the dangers.  To themselves, in many cases.

This makes sense from their point of view — and even to a lesser extend from a public safety point of view — but from  my perspective, it’s a CYA and local government liability issue, making the use of armed force in a mass shooting situation a much slower prospect.

Off duty or retired police — otherwise known as “civilians” — would be a deterrent. Unless and until they are identified by the potential gunman, who would likely walk in smiling and shoot that designated protector first.

A better and less predictable solution, as I’ve been arguing for days, would be giving the choice for those teachers or staff with carry permits to carry in school.  Again, in states and localities where this opportunity is extant, we’ve seen no accidental or intentional gun crime from teachers with concealed carry permits.

And we’ve never seen a mass spree killing either.

If we really were interested in the safety of school children or theater goers or mall shoppers — rather than in passing anti-liberty measures with a quill hurriedly dipped in their blood — we’d look at the facts:  spree killing and mass murder takes place in those spaces where the victims are largely helpless.  We know this for a fact.  And yet, this is precisely the variable those calling for a “national conversation on gun violence” want bracketed out of the equation — just as they wish bracketed from the “discussion” both the failure of the 1994 “Dianne Feinstein thinks these guns look scary” law to reduce gun crime, and the statistics that show gun crime goes up significantly in those states that have adopted the toughest gun control measures.

Chicago, eg., this year has already had the equivalent of  nearly 20 Newtown massacres with guns — which we all know is impossible, because Chicago doesn’t allow guns. QED!  Similarly, CT already had a ban on “assault weapons.”  Which thankfully prevented the slaughter of 27 people.

Bottom line: these are emotional feel-good laws that drape themselves in anti-violence while at the same time enabling mass slaughter by putting up a neon sign directing those predisposed to such violence to the places where they’ll meet the least resistance.  As mandated by law.  It is the worst form of moral posturing — meant to serve those who want to judged on their (superficial) “good intentions,” not on the presumptuousness of their totalitarian urges that prevents free men and woman from protecting themselves and their families.

It is a chimera — one that creates, purposely, a false sense of security bathed in a showy anti-violence pseudo-morality.  Worse, it sets up a false dichotomy:  because it tries to obliquely suggest that those who carry guns for protection, or even those who don’t but who support the basic right, are “pro-violence.”

In short, it’s ostentatious bullshit.

The kinds of spree killers who hit soft targets readily identified for them as soft targets  are there to control the situation, do the damage they wish to do, secure their infamy, and then die on their own terms at their own hand.

They don’t want to show up in their vests and trench coat and tactical gloves with their backpack jammed with extra magazines only to be gunned down by potentially anyone who’s been trained to carry in a theater, or a mall, or a school.

We screen those who are given concealed carry permits.  They are fingerprinted and have taken gun training and safety courses.  They are more likely to practice with their weapons than many other gun owners — but a provision can be put in place to make sure they’re able to pass proficiency tests of the kind police pass with respect to handgun training.

There’s no reason to make a show of this. We don’t need to live in a police state.

Instead, we need to live in a free state.  National politicians who are fully protected with security details and fortified workplaces need to get out of the way and let the state and local governments do what they see fit to do in order to keep children and ordinary citizens engaging in recreation or commerce safe.  Teachers’ union heads who have no skin in the game themselves should be less crass at assuming a moral high ground they don’t hold, one in which their message to their union  charges is that our anti-gun political position trumps your ability to protect yourselves and the children in your charge.

I think the answer to any attempt to keep concealed carry owners out of “gun-free zones” is principled civil disobedience.  Again, if you don’t have a metal detector, I don’t have a gun.  Once monsters learn that they won’t have 5-10 minutes of free reign to shoot up whomever and whatever they want before the police respond and then stage, they’ll be less likely to take the chance that their one moment to live in celebrated infamy could come to an almost immediate and ignominious end.

Best not to chance it.

Posted by Jeff G. @ 10:35am
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Comments (53)

  1. I’d prefer that details be left primarily to the locals, as a matter of principle, but also to keep people who don’t need to know the details away from easy access to the details.

    There are any number of things that can be done, either low cost, or less than lethal that will harden the softer targets.

    On a less serious note…

    Maybe we could re-purpose the TSA – when getting your kid in and out of school becomes the same degrading and futile process that getting on a plane has become home schooling rates will go through the roof.

  2. Currently my kids’ schools are pretty well set up against the lone gunman trying to force entry. But in both schools (elementary and middle) the majority of the kids get dropped off and picked up by the parents.

    That means long lines of unrestricted autos, and in both cases at pickup time the entire student body sitting/standing right between that line of cars and the building.

    A decent defense against distant gunfire, but sitting ducks for a single car bomb – a suicidal maniac with one vehicle and proper timing could probably wipe out the lot of them.

    And this being coal country there is plenty of amfo to be had.

    The sad fact of the world is, where there is a will there is a way. We would do better identifying the will than trying to eliminate all the ways.

  3. I watched that statement live …and it made so much sense I knew the rash of sh*t from the Left was going to go to 12 (two more than 10!)

    I’ve had some very bizarre “conversations” with anti-gun nuts over the last several days … it’s as if “guns” are imbued with evil spirits, like morgul blade or something. Even the sight of a gun on campus will “warp” children’s minds.

  4. Well yes, it will ‘warp’ their mind. Warp it into seeing that a firearm can be a tool for good, when in the right hands, and treated responsibly.

    Wouldn’t want the tykes learning anything like that!

    Better that all they see is morons spraying bullets gang banger style.

  5. Even the sight of a gun on campus will “warp” children’s minds.

    Silly wingerz, that’s what the sex-ed curricula is for!

  6. “But then, so would the very choice for those teachers or staff with carry permits to carry in school.” More often than not, teachers and administrators are primary targets. Nothing motivates like the reality of survival, which is why, I can’t understand teachers and staff demanding the full expression of their Constitutional rights. Never discount the power of self-preservation.

  7. If we really were interested in the safety of school children or theater goers or mall shoppers — rather than in passing anti-liberty measures with a quill hurriedly dipped in their blood — we’d look at the facts: spree killing and mass murder takes place in those spaces where the victims are largely helpless. We know this for a fact. And yet, this is precisely the variable those calling for a “national conversation on gun violence” want bracketed out of the equation — just as they wish bracketed from the “discussion” both the failure of the 1994 “Dianne Feinstein thinks these guns look scary” law to reduce gun crime, and the statistics that show gun crime goes up significantly in those states that have adopted the toughest gun control measures.

    From the really excellent Larry Correia essay geoff, linked:

    There were four mass killing attempts this [past] week. Only one made the news because it helped the agreed upon media narrative.

    • Oregon. NOT a gun free zone. Shooter confronted by permit holder. Shooter commits suicide. Only a few casualties.

    • Texas. NOT a gun free zone. Shooter killed immediately by off duty cop. Only a few casualties.

    • Connecticut. GUN FREE ZONE. Shooters kills until the police arrive. Suicide. 26 dead.

    • China. GUN FREE COUNTRY. A guy with a KNIFE stabs 22 children.

    Guns save lives. Period.

  8. The fact we are having this discussion would make our great-grandparents weep. 150 years ago, EVERYONE knew how to shoot and EVERYONE carried openly, because it was a matter of survival.

  9. I’d heard the Oregon mall WAS a gun-free zone, but that the concealed carry holder didn’t know it.

  10. The difference between de jure and de facto Jeff.

  11. They don’t know what they’re talking about!

    Oh, but they do, Wayne. They’ve been told plenty of times. They just lie about it. You need to start calling it as it is. They won’t print it, but you could at least be on the record for those who care.

    Darleen: it’s as if “guns” are imbued with evil spirits, like morgul blade or something.

    Yep. I saw one guy actually admit that to him it doesn’t matter if violent crime goes up after a gun ban, just as long as guns aren’t involved.

  12. More often than not, teachers and administrators are primary targets.

    Armed or not. If a madman is in a classroom to murder lots of little kids, the first thing he wants is to take down the adult(s) in the room so he can slaughter at will.

    It isn’t rocket science, yet it still seems to be beyond the people who are supposed to be smart enough to teach kids.

  13. Hoplophobia and magical thinking.

    Oikophobes. [*sigh*] What can you do?

  14. The thing to do is pretty much the opposite of what Bill Ayres aims to do. Educate.

  15. I ordered a Beretta back at the end of Nov, beginning of Dec. I still don’t have it. Background checks in Colorado are running at about 6300 deep in the queue. Won’t get mine until after the New Year, it looks like. Had a rebate on it for $50 that expires on the 31st.

    Obama takes more money out of my pocket.

    Also? There are no ARs left anywhwere in the state.

  16. I don’t think there’s an AR anywhere that hasn’t been spoken for.

    Lucky for you the Beretta is taking so long. Otherwise, it might be at the bottom of the lake too.

  17. Dumb gun-worshiping hicks are noted for their inability to learn from experience. Redneck + boat = lost gun, but they never seem to figure that out.

  18. Jeff since you are here,. Do you mind if I add something from my childhood? Not OT.

  19. Not at all Gulermo. I have to head out to WalMart for stockings stuffers here soon so forgive me if I don’t reply.

  20. We’ve been fortunate here in Smallville where most of the female teachers are married to police officers or county sheriffs. Not only that, most of the kids live out in the county and not in town and spend a lot of their free time rabbit hunting with their brothers and sisters. Dad or Uncle Bobby will take the kids out turkey shooting. Deer hunting is a right of passage for both boys and girls.

    The school itself offers an Eddie Eagle gun safety program every fall before hunting season, just like the lake authority offers boating safety classes every spring.

    The rest of the country needs to get with the program and realize that all of us stupid redneck cousin-humpers aren’t the ones who are going to shoot up Meredith and Eathan’s preschool classroom. It’s more likely to be the disaffected loser doctor’s kid with the new car, a big fat allowance and no accountability.

  21. ohmigod Eddie Eagle is a propaganda tool of the National Rifle Association and he’s in your schools teaching children how to kill?

    The Vapors

    The Vapors.

  22. Heh. It gets worse. The kids, they have a moment of silence prayer or reflection following the morning announcements.

    The horror.

  23. That sounds like a theocracy to me, leigh. I think the ACLU needs to step in and start suing.

  24. Except for the booty shorts on the girls when the weather warms up, you could be right, cranky.

  25. Now it just sounds like Good Christian Bitches

    only without the urbane sophistication of the greater Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area.

  26. Huh.

    So, if it happens once in Connecticut they televise funerals.
    If it happens several times in Chicago…hear, see,speak no evil.

  27. It happens all the time in the burroughs of NYC, too. But who gets the front pages? The guy who gets professionally whacked in Midtown.

  28. Now it just sounds like Good Christian Bitches

    That’s an actual show?

  29. “If it happens several times in Chicago…hear, see,speak no evil.”

    If they happen to be child soldiers in Congo (D.R.) or Yemen, Libya, or South Sudan, Prezzy will give their bosses an explicit waiver.

  30. I had written an eye-witness account about my Dad stopping a murder. Can’t go away from the computer for more than two minutes around here without someone closing your work so they can play video games.
    The shorter version is that when I was nine I witnessed my Dad stop five men from beating a teen with pick handles. One round into the air and the promise that none of them would go home alive did the trick. The older guy told the younger guys to attack Dad after his warning shot, but Dad told them that he had spent five years of his life on the other side of the globe killing people he didn’t give a two sh*ts about and that he didn’t think God would hold five more souls againest him. He told the older guy that he would shoot him dead through the car door first and with that, they left (high-tailed it out of there, like their asses were on fire, etc.).
    The teen boy they were attacking had had his skull split open and I could see part of one of the hemisphere of his brains. I had seen b/w photos in my Mom’s medical textbooks, but it was strange to see his brains in full living color. My Mom was holding his skull together with a hand towel and there was surpisingly little blood. The boy was awake and alert, but terrified. To this day, I don’t know if he survived; the last we saw of him , he was in an ambulance headed toward Tallahassee.

  31. It was last spring. G.C.B. on ABC

  32. I think it’s s’posed to be Sex and the City in the Bible Belt. Only we’re meant to laugh at them rather than identify with them.

    Probably because they’re evangelical protestants instead of agnostics, lapsed Catholics and/or Jewish.

    That’s my impression, anyhow. All I’ve ever seen of either show is the occassional 30 sec. promo.

  33. Darleen produced a ‘nice’ cartoon of the show as well.

  34. Gulermo, if I ever get the chance to meet your dad, I would like to shake his hand and buy him a drink.

  35. There were four mass killing attempts this [past] week. Only one made the news because it helped the agreed upon media narrative.

    • Oregon. NOT a gun free zone. Shooter confronted by permit holder. Shooter commits suicide. Only a few casualties.

    Actually, it was a gun free zone. The CCW holder claimed to not have seen the sign. OUTLAW!

  36. ohmigod Eddie Eagle is a propaganda tool of the National Rifle Association and he’s in your schools teaching children how to kill?

    The Vapors

    The Vapors.

    Is Eddie turning Japanese?

  37. Also? There are no ARs left anywhwere in the state.

    You can still find them on Gunbroker, but it’s still a seller’s market.

  38. Actually, it was a gun free zone. The CCW holder claimed to not have seen the sign. OUTLAW!

    Really proves Larry Correia’s point, doesn’t it?

  39. Long gone, Blake, long gone.
    My over all point was that I absolutely know that the judicious use of a firearm saves lives. I have witnessed it more than once. My dad made the point to my older brother that once they had finished with the victim they would have a need to solve their “witness” problem. Or as he more succienctly put it; ” You dumbass, we were next.”

  40. “You can still find them on Gunbroker, but it’s still a seller’s market.”

    I’d guess that a lot of these rifles and pistols are on the flip instead of one their way to their new home. This happens a lot with video game consoles and phones and the big toy of Christmas during a temporary shortage situation.

  41. “I think it’s s’posed to be Sex and the City in the Bible Belt. Only we’re meant to laugh at them rather than identify with them.”

    Wait….I was supposed to identify with the cast of’ Sex in the City’ and not laugh AT them as aging perpetual twerpettes with too much free time and money and not enough sense? Are you sure?

    Was I supposed to identify with the castaways on Giligan’s Island too? Sheesh! What kind of monster am I?

  42. At CDNN.

    baracky’s boom or bust economy

  43. Really proves Larry Correia’s point, doesn’t it?

    Yup. Jeff’s too.

  44. I’d guess that a lot of these rifles and pistols are on the flip instead of one their way to their new home.

    Eh. They’re retailers. They exist to flip. My FFL used to charge a flat $25 to do transfers. Now it’s 10% and he’ll get it all day long.

  45. Cheap Suit Serenaders: Get a Load of This

  46. From JustOneMinute by way of Glenn Reynolds:

    Mr. LaPierre offered no support for any of the proposals made in the last week, like banning assault rifles or limiting high-capacity ammunition[.]

    Did you know we needed to limit hi-cap ammo? I had no idea we needed to limit hi-cap ammo.

  47. It’s pretty damned bad when Wayne LaPierre knows our Constitution better than a trained ‘Constitutional’ lawyer who also happens to be President. And had to take an oath to protect that same Constitution he so very badly wants to re-write to reflect his own warped ideology.

    Fucking Leftists. I don’t wish ‘em well.

  48. Then don’t read this piece on assault journolism Serr8d.

  49. Confiscation could be an option. Mandatory sale to the state could be an option. Permitting could be an option — keep your gun but permit it.”

  50. It’s pretty damned bad when Wayne LaPierre knows our Constitution better than a trained ‘Constitutional’ lawyer who also happens to be President.

    It was pretty damned bad in the ’90s too.

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