21 December 2012

The NRA on Newtown

A demonstrator held up a banner as Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the
National Rifle Association, delivered a statement in Washington on Friday.

Photograph © Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images.
It is stunning (but predictable) that Mr. LaPierre, spokesman for "responsible" gun ownership, blames everyone but gun owners for recurrent massacres - video games, the media, mentally ill people, liberal NRA haters, policies that seek to keep schools gun free ... Of course, he takes zero responsibility for the NRA pushing an agenda of censorship and intimidation aimed at making unfettered access to guns our default policy. By the way, the picture above, accompanying this story in The New York Times, illustrates just what should happen in the face of NRA nonsense. Talk back, protest, ridicule the idiotic proposals that the NRA and its ilk advocate. You will note that after reading his talking points LaPierre refused to take questions. If his views are so well founded and defensible, why not actually discuss them?

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Blogger Stan B. said...

Discussion? That's for people without guns.

21 December, 2012 18:19  

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