Was anyone really surprised by what came out of the National Rifle Association's news conference yesterday? After a week of silence about the deaths at Sandy Hook Elementary, Wayne La Pierre, the NRA's head honcho stepped to the mic and basically told America to go fuck itself.
His right to own guns trumps any right we the people have to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness, period.
His right to own weapons of mass murder trumps any desire that we the people may have for living in a world with no guns.
As La Pierre said, “guns don't kill people. People kill people.”
In Wayne's world it's the violent video games and violent action movies coming out of Hollywood that are responsible for the proliferation of violence in America. Cowboy movies made us kill off all the Indians, apparently.
His solution is to put armed men trained by the NRA in every single school in America and he demanded that Congress pay for them. “you know how to stop a bad guy with a gun, a good guy with a gun, shooting back at him.” That was Wacko Wayne's big solution to ending American gun violence.
Not fewer guns or better background checks or waiting periods or better mental health care for Americans, or studies as to why it seems white guys want to kill everyone in sight before they off themselves or die by cop. No Wayne wants to add more possibilities of violence to the mix.
What next shooting 101 for K-4, to be taught immediately after recess?
“The truth is that our society is populated by an unknown number of genuine monsters — people so deranged, so evil, so possessed by voices and driven by demons that no sane person can possibly ever comprehend them. They walk among us every day....”
Sounds like good ole insane Wayne was describing himself in that last quote, doesn't it. The monsters among us have already been profiled and it's funny how they all look like Wayne, talk like Wayne and walk like Wayne.
Maybe we should let law enforcement work the profile, backed up by the improved mental health offered by Affordable Health Care, along with a reinstatement of the ban on assault weapons, better background checks and waiting periods, for starters.
Then let's work on limiting bullets and mass-kill magazines.