Sat Dec 22, 2012, 05:31 AM
mikeb302000 (1,065 posts)
My Observations on The Wayne La Pierre Speech on the Connecticut Shooting
A couple quick lies:
1. "out of respect for the families and until the facts are known the NRA has remained silent." I told you why they remained silent.
First, like many pro-gun folks they experienced severe embarrassment and remorse for their role in the continuing spree shootings. And secondly, and most importantly, it was a calculated maneuver in order to give weight to the frequent and nonsensical "dancing in the blood" attacks against liberals and gun control folks who were talking about it.
2. "while some have tried to exploit tragedy for political gain" is exactly what I expected. It's one of the reasons they remained silent. What gun control folks have done this week is not about political gain. It's about demanding changes that would make people safer.
Note to all pro-gun folks: at 18:00 Wayne admitted "violent crime is increasing again."
He spoke at some length about video games and he pointed out that the media doesn't know what it's talking about. He said one more law wont help since 20,000 have failed. All these remarks are diversions, desperate diversions to deflect attention from the real problem: easy access to guns by unfit people.
At 14:10 he reminded us that "the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." That's the biggest trick of all. As compelling as it is, the good guy with a gun would not be necessary if the bad guy didn't get one. In order to force this logic into something that resembles common sense, they insist that criminals will always get guns. This is a blatant lie and they know it. The UK has a 4 times lower murder rate than we do, largely due to the lower gun accessibility and Australia has completely eradicated mass shootings for the same reason.
Wayne seemed to be vaguely talking about arming teachers, yet he kept referring to putting police in every school. Either way, the whole speech was one big smokescreen. The first problem is the access to guns by unfit and dangerous people, something the NRA is directly responsible for. President Obama, and almost everyone else in the country, has been talking about the obvious solutions. This is what the fast-talking Wayne La Pierre desperately wants to avoid.
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Sat Dec 22, 2012, 06:39 AM
Tuesday Afternoon (56,910 posts)
2. you will be happy to know that another blogflogger has joined our ranks.
I know you will cherish the competition.
by the way, Wayne LaPierre is a dumbass.