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.”
NRA’s Wayne LaPierre is a F R A U D !
If only the slaves had guns? If pre-slavery, my African ancestors had guns, they could have fought to remain proud Africans forestalling being chained in the bowels of slave ships, carried over the Atlantic Ocean to America to sold to the highest bidder to white farmers (plantation owners) as free labor. I do think the speaker had good intentions. —GoodOleWoody
When Wayne says, “We,”
he is speaking of NRA leadership and supporters
and not the 4 million gun-owner members.
NBC NEWS – FIRST READ
It’s impossible to say for certain, but here’s a look at what it might have meant.
NEWTOWN — A tough assault weapons ban might have blocked the sale of the Bushmaster XM-15 that Adam Lanza’s mother bought legally and which police say he used to kill all his victims in the school. A ban on high-capacity magazines might also have reduced the killing power of the weapons he brought to the school.
AURORA — As with Newtown, a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines might have reduced the killing power that James Holmes brought into the movie theater. FULL POST
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NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
A federal task force looking for ways to curb gun violence will have a set of recommendations by Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday. FULL STORY | How the NRA wields its influence |Gun laws: From founding fathers to today | A tale of two shootings | Avlon: Obama and NRA can work together