NRA’s Wayne LaPierre has been watching too many Rambo movies - Arming all the citizenry is like giving drink to an alcoholic
Wayne LaPierre, spokesman for the National Rifle Association, looked like a demented chicken squawking on the stage of the National Rifle Association press briefing yesterday.
He was clearly a man under pressure and he did not handle it very well.
With the daily diet of heartbreaking stories from Newtown still flooding in LaPierre did the incredible. He called for more guns in America to counter more violence.
That’s like using more drink to cure an alcoholic.
In the 62 mass murders of recent years, not one has been prevented by a citizen with a gun, the NRA wet dream fantasy. Fantasy has taken over. They have been watching too many Rambo movies.
His rhetoric was equally as inane. He foresaw a nation full of psychopaths all ready to shoot innocent children while armed guards roamed every school.
“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. And does anybody really believe that the next Adam Lanza isn't planning his attack on a school he's already identified at this very moment?”
What a dark vision of America. It seemed like a scene out of "Apocalypse Now." The Mayan calendar was supposed to reach its’ end yesterday, I have a funny feeling the NRA one has instead.
It was that “Have you no shame “ moment that destroyed Joe McCarthy and McCarthyism in another era. Yesterday the NRA showed they have no shame whatsoever.
The Apocalypse that La Pierre wants to see is where every American is armed and ready to shoot to kill and we become an armed camp from our schools to our movie theaters to our public spaces. We take guns to work, to the ball game to the family barbeque.
He blamed video games not guns for the killings and he mentioned not a word about understanding how many see semi-automatic rifles as more suitable for war in Afghanistan than being kept in American homes.
Even the usually lapdog conservative media and politicians did not rush headlong to endorse La Pierre’s new plan to arm every school.
It was a clear sign that he has lost the plot if he has ever had it to begin with.
Meanwhile the funerals continue in Newtown and the unfathomable grief appears again and again.
And Wayne La Pierre, a joker with an empty hand tries to convince a sceptical nation he has a plan.
But thankfully, no one is buying in this time.