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The NYT is not amused by LaPierre: 'The N.R.A. Crawls From Its Hidey Hole'
12-21-2012, 09:57 PM (This post was last modified: 12-21-2012 10:06 PM by janedrake.)
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The NYT is not amused by LaPierre: 'The N.R.A. Crawls From Its Hidey Hole'
Quote:Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, would have been better advised to remain wherever he had been hiding after the Newtown, Conn., massacre, rather than appear at a news conference on Friday. No one seriously believed the N.R.A. when it said it would contribute something “meaningful” to the discussion about gun violence. The organization’s very existence is predicated on the nation being torn in half over guns. Still, we were stunned by Mr. LaPierre’s mendacious, delusional, almost deranged rant.

Mr. LaPierre looked wild-eyed at times as he said the killing was the fault of the media, songwriters and singers and the people who listen to them, movie and TV scriptwriters and the people who watch their work, advocates of gun control, video game makers and video game players.

The N.R.A., which devotes itself to destroying compromise on guns, is blameless. So are unscrupulous and unlicensed dealers who sell guns to criminals, and gun makers who bankroll Mr. LaPierre so he can help them peddle ever-more-lethal, ever-more-efficient products, and politicians who kill even modest controls over guns....

Mr. LaPierre said the Newtown killing spree “might” have been averted if the killer had been confronted by an armed security guard. It’s far more likely that there would have been a dead armed security guard — just as there would have been even more carnage if civilians had started firing weapons in the Aurora movie theater.

Just an excellent read:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/22/opinio...nted=print
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12-22-2012, 12:50 AM
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RE: The NYT is not amused by LaPierre: 'The N.R.A. Crawls From Its Hidey Hole'
Good for the NYT. They are absolutely correct about LaPierre and the NRA.

Silence is consent.
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12-22-2012, 09:54 AM
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Funny those nostalgic for the '50s...
seem to want to return to the wild, wild west for gun control.
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