Sunday, February 13, 2011

NRA's Wayne LaPierre: "Government Policies Are Getting us Killed"

National Rifle Association president Wayne LaPierre harshly criticized gun control advocates, the Obama administration and members of the media at the Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday, arguing that they are lying when they say bans on certain firearms or ammunition clips will protect Americans.
LaPierre said U.S. gun laws provide more protection to killers like the Virginia Tech and Tucson shooters than to the victims of their attacks...He condemned "gun-free zones and anti-self defense laws that protected the safety of no one except the killers and condemned the victims to death without so much as a prayer." "Government policies are getting us killed," he said...
"it's time for some frank talk." The media and "political elites," he said, "won't admit the truth." He said it's "dishonest" to suggest that by passing laws we can "legislate evil out of people's hearts."..."These clowns want to ban magazines," LaPierre said. "Are you kidding me? But that's their response to the blizzard of violence and mayhem affecting our nation. One more gun law on top of all of the laws already on the books."... "the presence of a firearm" in the hands of good people "makes us all safer."..."the best way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." LaPierre argued that everyone is safer when bad people "can't tell the difference between the lions and the lambs."...LaPierre then criticized the media for showing images of the Tucson shooter and not focusing more on the victims of his attack, stating, "the national media wasted no time in making a celebrity out of the deranged killer." The media "turns a madman into a hero for every potential deranged copycat out there," he said. "It's sick, it's wrong and the media ought to be ashamed of themselves."
Toward the end of the speech, LaPierre played a graphic 911 call of a woman being attacked in her home. He said she is "who we are fighting for."...
---Full Report at anti-gun biased CBS News---
NRA and LaPierre have haters on both sides of the political spectrum with nothing better to do than carp & snipe. Well, haters are gonna' hate, but one thing is certain, LaPierre will stand up and say what has to be said whether you like him or not. That takes balls and demands respect no matter what...(S9)

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