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Mon Dec 24, 2012, 06:42 PM

Is it my wife or is anyone else feeling that Wayne la Pierre should have kept his mouth shut?

Wayne makes that speech about how the only way to protect someone from a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun and we seem to see more shootings.


The Bar in Seattle around 5a.m. (east coast time)

and New York where the firefighters became target practice.


She wants to see Wayne go back on TV and STILL defend his lobbying groups actions too keep regulations from happening.

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 06:47 PM

1. He's paid big bucks for NOT keeping quiet

He just waited a while so he could get all the talking points lined up and ready to go..and so they could easily identify "defectors".

His industry is in the business of selling guns & ammo..not cleaning up the carnage

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:32 PM

6. That's exactly what I thought too...

 

The BEST thing for him to do was to not say a word.

But he can't, because the NRA can't look 'weak' in situations like this, too much money riding on it.

I've often thought that even if some of the head-honchos at the NRA were less militant and actually felt awful about the shootings, that they would have to keep their mouths shut 'or else'.

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 06:49 PM

2. A crazy piece of crap spoke and showed us all how crazy his philosophy is.

I think it is important for him to speak.

I have no problem with the NRA being the most reviled lobbying group in America. It should be. What they advocate is raving lunacy.

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:05 PM

3. I want LaPierre to be the first to go in next time there's a dangerous situation.

Let's see how big and brave this piece of dirt really is.

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:18 PM

4. So she thinks guns should be unregulated,

and that it's only Wayne's completely insensitive comments that will result in regulation?

Will anything change her mind on this topic? Maybe if you get gunned down in a mass murder? Do you have kids? How about nieces and nephews? How many of them is she willing to sacrifice?

And right now, in the wake of Sandy Hook, there's serious attention being paid to shootings that would have only made local news three weeks ago. Every single day about 30 people in this country die from guns. Each day. Every day. About two hundred each week. But we don't need regulations, do we?

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Response to SheilaT (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:44 PM

7. NO she thinks Wayne's arguement was BULL SHIT SHE thinks a lot of the guns that can be bought now

should be illegal to buy!


She can't believe that JERK went on air and made the claims he did.

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Response to diabeticman (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 08:06 PM

11. Thank you for the clarification, and I'm

sorry I totally misunderstood her point.

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:29 PM

5. I think it's a good thing that he showed the world

just what kind of organization he represents. I'm sure there are a lot of people who didn't realize just what NRA stood for.

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:50 PM

8. No matter what he said, short of endorsing a ban, he would have been called crackpot.

 

Given an politically charged debate, people like to shoot the messenger (NRA).

Would there have been just as much outrage (on DU and the media) had LaPierre and the NRA said they were going to donate $60M towards pitting cops in schools in addition to his speech?

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:51 PM

9. That presser

Was about as dumb as it gets, if the goal was to protect gun rights in the USA.

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:56 PM

10. I applaud him. The size of the foot currently lodged in his mouth just keeps growing

so give him more to choke on.

Let the asshole keep talking.

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 08:13 PM

12. That speech was a circle the wagons and rally the troops speech. It wasnt aimed at us.

From my radio show yesterday http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lesersense/2012/12/24/making-sense-with-steve-leser--week-in-review :

But LaPierre’s speech was not aimed at converting people to his cause. The speech was a rallying the troops and circling the wagons speech. It was a speech that told those who believe there should not be restrictions on gun ownership that the NRA was going to work to hold the line on preventing additional gun control legislation. That was something around which people who believe that can rally.
It also was a warning to those legislators in areas where gun ownership is prevalent that the NRA was watching.

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