Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:19 PM
kpete (43,070 posts)
‘You Missed That Point Completely’ - Durbin Hits Back At NRA’s Wayne LaPierre
LaPierre said. "We don't even prosecute anybody right now that goes through the system we have. So, we're going to make all those law-abiding people go through the system and then we aren't going to prosecute any of the bad guys if they do catch one. None of it makes any sense in the real world. We have 80,000 police families in the NRA. We care about safety. We support what works."
After a brief interlude by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), the committee chairman, Durbin went after LaPierre.
"Mr. LaPierre, that's the point," Durbin fired back. "The criminals won't go to purchase the guns because there'll be a background check. We'll stop them from original purchase. You missed that point completely. It's basic."
Durbin's remarks drew applause from some in the audience, prompting Leahy to call for order.
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