“The real fear that fuels the gun-rights movement” 1


By Jen Brockman


NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre revealed again Wednesday why the gun control debate doesn’t really revolve around the 2nd Amendment. The debate isn’t about rights. It’s about fear. LaPierre confessed this to Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL):

“What people all over the country fear today is being abandoned by their government. If a tornado hits, if a hurricane hits, if a riot occurs that they’re going to be out there alone. And the only way they’re going to protect themselves in the cold and the dark, when they’re vulnerable, is with a firearm. And I think that indicates how relevant and essential the Second Amendment is in today’s society to fundamental human survival.”


Wayne LaPierre - Caricature

Wayne LaPierre – Caricature (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey)

One comment

  1. Thanks for the link.
    He repeated the ‘survival’ theme this last weekend on FOX.
    It will be interesting to see if the Republican (and some Democratic) Senators and Representatives afix themselves to that line.

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