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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:34 PM

Everything You Need To Know About The NRA’s Wayne LaPierre

Everything You Need To Know About The NRA’s Wayne LaPierre
By Josh Israel
ThinkProgress

Dec 21, 2012 at 1:03 pm

The National Rifle Association’s CEO and executive vice president Wayne LaPierre finally broke the organization’s silence about the Newtown, Connecticut shooting at a press conference today, delivering a long indictment of the media violence and its demonization of gun owners. LaPierre will also appear on NBC’s Meet the Press this Sunday.

LaPierre, who has been with the organization since 1991, has been one of the nation’s most visible and vocal opponents of gun control laws. Over his tenure, he has drawn bipartisan criticism for a wide array of extreme public statements — in addition to his most recent comments following the school shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Here are some of LaPierre’s more stunning statements:

1. Law enforcement are “Jack-Booted Thugs.” In March 1995, LaPierre sent a fundraising letter to 3.5 million NRA members calling federal law enforcement agents “jack-booted government thugs” and arguing that “in Clinton’s administration, if you have a badge, you have the government’s go-ahead to harass, intimidate, even murder law-abiding citizens.” President George H.W. Bush resigned his membership in protest and LaPierre was forced to apology.

2. Bill Clinton purposely tolerated violence in order to ban guns. In March 2000, the New York Times reported LaPierre “said President Clinton tolerated a certain amount of violence and killing to strengthen the case for gun control and to score points for his party. Mr. Clinton called the comments ”smear tactics.’ Then Mr. LaPierre said Mr. Clinton had blood ‘on his hands’ because he had not enforced existing gun laws.”


The rest, if you can stomach it...it only gets wackier from here: http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/12/21/1368881/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-nras-wayne-lapierre/

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WilliamPitt Dec 2012 OP
Gregorian Dec 2012 #1
ProudProgressiveNow Dec 2012 #8
Eric the Reddish Dec 2012 #2
Zoeisright Dec 2012 #3
n2doc Dec 2012 #4
villager Dec 2012 #5
2naSalit Dec 2012 #6
ellisonz Dec 2012 #7
Iggy Dec 2012 #9
BobbyBoring Dec 2012 #10
tavernier Dec 2012 #11

Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:38 PM

1. Convoluted mind fuck.

That verges on conspiracy stupidity.

I think these are scared and weak and pathetic people. Home of the brave does not conjure up images of people cowering behind the sights of a rifle, against their own people.

Oh well, enough of me and my yacking. I'm going to go out and enjoy Happy Apocalypse day.

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Response to Gregorian (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 04:22 PM

8. +1 nt

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:39 PM

2. He looks very Slimy

 

Like he's always sweating, while wearing half a pound of Brylcream.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:40 PM

3. And he's impotent.

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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:42 PM

4. ...

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:45 PM

5. Amazing the defenders the NRA had on this site, for so long. Wonder if they'll still attempt

...to make a case for the "KKK" of the gun world?

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 02:01 PM

7. He's a ratfucker. n/t

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 04:31 PM

9. Hellooooooooooooooooooooo? Sorry to Break it to You...

 

the deadbeats in congress just spent $2 Trillion on two worthless wars of choice.

Thus Mr. LaPierre is correct; we can certainly afford a cop in every school, and state of the art security systems. the fact congress doesn't get this again proves they are as dumb as fence posts.

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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 04:36 PM

11. Crazier than a shit house rat.

I couldn't believe my ears. If the subject wasn't so horribly sad and serious, I would have thought that this was an SNL parody.

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