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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:41 AM

I FUCKING HATE THESE PEOPLE

National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre defiantly blamed violent video games and movies, the media, gun-free zones in schools and other factors during the organization's first public statement following the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn. last week.

"The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun," he said, asking Congress to immediately appropriate the money to put a police officer in every single school in the country.

The NRA executive's statement was nothing short of defiant in the face of mounting discussion of the need for tighter restrictions on guns including renewing a ban on assault weapons in the wake of last week's shooting.

The rest: http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/21/16068647-defiant-nra-leader-rejects-gun-controls-asks-to-put-police-in-schools?lite

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Reply I FUCKING HATE THESE PEOPLE (Original post)
WilliamPitt Dec 2012 OP
ann--- Dec 2012 #1
sinkingfeeling Dec 2012 #2
livetohike Dec 2012 #3
Vox Moi Dec 2012 #4
ecstatic Dec 2012 #5
Rex Dec 2012 #6
valerief Dec 2012 #7
DinahMoeHum Dec 2012 #8
JustABozoOnThisBus Dec 2012 #10
barbtries Dec 2012 #9
madmom Dec 2012 #11
whatchamacallit Dec 2012 #13
alterfurz Dec 2012 #24
Gregorian Dec 2012 #12
Bucky Dec 2012 #14
Raffi Ella Dec 2012 #15
Shampoobra Dec 2012 #16
marions ghost Dec 2012 #22
WiffenPoof Dec 2012 #17
Shampoobra Dec 2012 #18
RiffRandell Dec 2012 #23
liberalhistorian Dec 2012 #28
Warren DeMontague Dec 2012 #19
arthritisR_US Dec 2012 #20
2naSalit Dec 2012 #21
Skraxx Dec 2012 #25
ann--- Dec 2012 #26
tblue Dec 2012 #27
chalky Dec 2012 #29

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:43 AM

2. Thought the RW wanted local control of schools. No damned police in my schools!!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:44 AM

3. He took no questions. My question would be: How would one police officer

protect every classroom that has windows to the outside of the building and other entrances besides the front entrance?

He's a coward who lives in fear 24/7. It must suck to be him.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:45 AM

4. Where can I get my 'Good Guy' uniform?

Is it bulletproof?

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:45 AM

5. Me too. I feel bad saying that

because hate is such a strong word, but their "values" are disgusting and infuriating.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:47 AM

6. I am going to start refering to them as a terrorist organization.

They want to hold terror and fear over the heads of our children.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:48 AM

7. We all hate them and their greed and their gun fetishism and their inhumanity. nt

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:53 AM

8. Well, this ain't our daddies' NRA, that's for sure.

Wayne LP & Co. have degraded the NRA from a respected source of instruction for safe, proper firearms handling to nothing more than a thuggish lobby for firearms manufacturers.

I know a number of sports range shooters and hunters who won't sign up for the NRA until Wayne LP and his kind are gone from the scene. One way or another.

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Response to DinahMoeHum (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:55 AM

10. The instruction/marksmanship/competition side of NRA still exists

But they're not in the news like Mad Wayne and his political side of NRA.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:53 AM

9. i hate them too.

and i hate them for making me hate as well.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 12:02 PM

11. Guns don't kill people, but video games do? How does that work?..n/t

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Response to madmom (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 12:09 PM

13. Exactly. Let us know when somebody beats someone to death with the game disc case n/t

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Response to madmom (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 02:29 PM

24. "Guns don't kill people...

...but NRA people who own Congress people make it easier for crazy people to get guns & kill innocent people." -- John Fugelsang

Guns don't kill people, people kill people...and so would monkeys, if monkeys had guns.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 12:06 PM

12. In Les Miserables, one sees clearly the difference between mentalities.



Is trust stupidity? Is it weakness? And what is life worth without it?

To wield a gun is to claim that one's own life is more valuable than another person's life.

Are we one, or are we a bunch of individuals struggling on our own? What are we? I claim we determine who we are. And arming everyone makes us just a bunch of cruel individuals.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 12:15 PM

14. Who's most pro-gun with these people is a game of who's got the biggest wiener.

People who support their ideas but are not in their organization are coming to more moderate positions. But you put a buncha gun lobbyists in a room together to formulate a compromise and they're gonna come back doubled-down and ready to shoot anyone who suggests babysitters use time outs instead of winging their unruly charges.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 12:18 PM

15. They're repulsive.

But! They've shown their asses this morning: I think it's another "47%" moment.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 12:21 PM

16. Caps lock never solved anything

Also, keep in mind that this is the very best thing the NRA could have done for gun control (short of actually promoting meaningful gun control solutions).

Since Sandy Hook, the public sentiment regarding weapons of mass murder has tipped too far against the NRA for LaPierre's statements to do anything other than further fuel that anti-gun anger.

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Response to Shampoobra (Reply #16)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 02:25 PM

22. Good point

...let them shoot themselves in the foot...

Let them continue to say that routine massacres are worth the price of their "freedom."

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 12:25 PM

17. Honestly...

...I was shocked that they took such a hard stance. Not a single word about gun control. I know, I know...how could I be shocked? I just thought in the wake of the shooting, even the NRA would soften its stance. I was wrong.

-Paige

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Response to WiffenPoof (Reply #17)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 12:46 PM

18. Me too ... I really expected them to implement a little self-preservation

Kind of a "we need to go out there and look like we're as concerned about these mass murders as the rest of the country, or we're through" approach.

Instead they gave us John Belushi's "kiss my ass" speech from Animal House.

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Response to WiffenPoof (Reply #17)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 02:29 PM

23. Same here.

I feel pretty fucking stupid because I was so appalled at the speech.

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Response to RiffRandell (Reply #23)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 02:45 PM

28. They had a week to come up with

some CYA sanitizing talking points, you'd think they would have done a helluva lot better than this doubling down, insanely tone-deaf, authoritarian bullshit. Unbefuckinglievable.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 12:48 PM

19. I'll say one thing for 'em. They're predictable.

"Reasonable Solutions", right?

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:16 PM

20. I hear ya and am with ya! n/t

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 02:20 PM

21. LaPierre basically pulled up to his house on fire

with a gasoline tanker and aimed the hose directly at the center of the flame...

Someone needs to make sure he falls in to it with all those gun runners that are attached at his hip as well.

It's our mission and duty to see that they go down and right away. The demise of the NRA will be a major component in our salvation as a species.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 02:30 PM

25. I'm Actually Pretty Happy With Their Response

Couldn't have gone better as far as I'm concerned. Makes our job that much easier, and we can just ignore these cretins from here on out and get to work.

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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 02:41 PM

27. Can we buy them out?

Can we just take $x billion and buy out the gun manufacturers? The NRA is their lobby, right?, so if we take over their companies, let them have the profits that make this all worthwhile, can we just take the proverbial keys out of the hands of the proverbial drunks?

I'm fantasizing, yeah, but damn. We can't keep going like this.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 05:18 PM

29. I, for one, thought his response was hilarious.

Kind of like those scenes where Wile E Coyote is still running in the air six feet past the edge of the cliff.

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