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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:49 PM

NRA's Wayne LaPierre blasts Obama's State of the Union speech

Source: LA Times

WASHINGTON Wayne LaPierre, a top official of the National Rifle Assn., lobbed a blistering attack on President Obama's gun proposals Thursday, accusing him of exploiting the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting to roll back gun rights.

"It was only a few weeks ago when they were marketing their anti-gun agenda as a way of protecting schoolchildren from harm. That charade ended at the State of the Union when the president himself exposed their fraudulent intentions," said LaPierre, addressing the National Wild Turkey Federation convention in Nashville. He criticized Obama for not mentioning school safety Tuesday.

"It's not about keeping kids safe in school. That wasn't even mentioned in the president's speech," he said. "They only care about their decades-long, decades-old gun control agenda: Ban every gun they can, tax every gun sold and register every American gun owner."

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LaPierre presented a similar case to senators last month. In a hearing, Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) asked LaPierre whether he agreed with the view that gun ownership was not just about hunting or shooting sports or self-defense, but also to protect citizens from an oppressive government. LaPierre said he agreed, but he added: "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, in the dark, when they're vulnerable, is with a firearm."


Read more: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-nra-response-20130215,0,4387592.story



The problem with the Second Amendment solution that Wayne Pierra advocates where citizens have the "right" to resort to their guns whenever they have a grievance is that you end up with the Sandy Hook massacre or Chris Dorner who decided to use guns to get their point across. It does not matter what the specific grievance is, rather it is the fact that the NRA is endorsing the idea that a private citizen has some sort of right to use fire arms if they subjectively believe they are being oppressed. What about courts, the press or elections?

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TomCADem Feb 2013 OP
madrchsod Feb 2013 #1
Grassy Knoll Feb 2013 #2
SoapBox Feb 2013 #3
PatrynXX Feb 2013 #4
RBInMaine Feb 2013 #5
Turbineguy Feb 2013 #6
Javaman Feb 2013 #7
Bay Boy Feb 2013 #8

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:35 AM

1. who cares what this old fool thinks...

he`s on the wrong side of the issue . if he thinks he`ll change the subject he`s wrong.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:52 AM

2. Every Day is Zero Dark Thirty........

...To this complete nut job, NRA needs to fire his Ass,
My law abiding friends don't like his fear attack, NRA was
for gun control, before this fool became head asshole.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:32 AM

3. Hey Mr. LePew...

Fuck off...ASSHOLE.

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 02:15 AM

4. Rather deaf and blind

Think he needs a mental health checkup and barred from any guns.. as he's a danger to himself, his PR and others and Others PR

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 04:26 AM

5. Wayne LaPUKE should be banned from owning a gun, the crazy old NUTJOB.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 05:54 AM

6. Come on folks, we gotta help this guy out.

He earns $24 for every American shot dead. Obama wants to break his rice bowl. Please, be nice. Go out and buy a gun and shoot somebody dead. Even if it's just yourself. Do it for Wayne.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:53 AM

7. In a follow up statement LaPierre flung monkey poop at the reporter. nt

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:18 AM

8. Does this really count as news?

Couldn't this headline have run prior to the SOTU?

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