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#256708 - 05/07/13 05:15 PM Wanna see a real gun nut? Meet Wayne LaPierre
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Wanna see a real gun nut? Meet Wayne LaPierre

By DOUG THOMPSON-Capitol Hill Blue
May 6, 2013



Wayne LaPierre: A crazy man leading an organization of nuts.


Based on the hysterical hyperbole spilling out the mouth of National Rifle Association honcho Wayne LaPierre like too much verbal diarrhea, one would assume the average American and potential gun owner is a gutless coward who needs a firearm to shoot anything in sight.

LaPierre, long an embarrassment to anyone with an IQ over that of an average vegetable, is edging more and more into the realm of uncontrollable madman, a raving lunatic who seems to want everyone in schools armed, even elementary school kids, and who describes a frightened America filled with citizens cowering in fear in their homes waiting to shoot anyone who walks in the door.

OK, LaPierre hasn’t advocated arming elementary kids. Not yet, but based on some of his senseless ramblings, such an idea may be in the back of his head.

At the annual gathering of gun fanciers who genuflect to the NRA’s propaganda, LaPierre claimed an armed America could have prevented the bombings at the Boston marathon and talked about the need to arm even granny to keep her safe in her home.

Which raises an interesting — and disturbing — question. Is the target audience of LaPierre and his innate ramblings a citizen who really needs self protection or is it a collection of paranoid cowards who need guns to establish some vague concept of manhood (and womanhood since NRA these days is targeting women)?

I’ve known LaPierre for more than 30 years and he has always been a hysterical, paranoid egomaniac who plays well to the insane fears of the average gun nut. In his view, America is best served by a population of gun toting masses walking down the street with firearms strapped to their sides as a deterrent to what he sees as a teeming sea of robbers, looters and street thugs.

Arming the masses, the told the NRA convention in Houston, could have prevented the bombings in Boston. How? He doesn’t say, but knowing Wayne, he probably sees deterrence as allowing anyone to shoot randomly at anyone toting a backpack on a public street.

While this kind of hysteria ignores common sense and the dangers of too many guns in the hands of too many nut cases, it plays well with the hysterical average member of the National Rifle Association.

He suggested most Bostonians withed they had carried a gun at the Boston Marathon last month.

And done what? Fired at anything that moved? Most Bostonians want nothing to do with guns.

He talked about “frightened” people living in fear in their homes. Really? Where? Who?

Such inanity does nothing to bring reason to the needed debate over the proliferation of guns in our society and the increase of violence that leaves too many people dead or wounded.

After watching LaPierre’s latest tirade at this past weekend’s NRA gathering, I now understand why the association is fighting so hard to prevent expansion of background checks and increased looks at the mental history of those who purchase guns.

Such a law would prevent crazy loons like Wayne LaPierre or a lot of the other lunatics who run the NRA from ever legally obtaining or owning firearms.

And that alone is the best argument for expanding background checks.

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#256774 - 05/09/13 11:01 PM Re: Wanna see a real gun nut? Meet Wayne LaPierre [Re: Scoutgal]
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Awesome rant, Doug. The guy, and his constituency, are one of the gravest dangers to public safety since Quantrell's Raiders were terrorizing Missouri and Kansas.


Edited by loganrbt (05/09/13 11:02 PM)
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#256781 - 05/10/13 07:25 AM Re: Wanna see a real gun nut? Meet Wayne LaPierre [Re: Scoutgal]
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The NRA has ceased to be an organization that promotes gun safety, and morphed into an organization that promotes national insecurity. It truly is a threat to the United States. It is a cancer on the body politic and needs to be excised, and we need chemotherapy to ensure it doesn't recur.
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#256782 - 05/10/13 08:03 AM Re: Wanna see a real gun nut? Meet Wayne LaPierre [Re: Scoutgal]
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Declare the NRA a terrorist organization.

Rescind their status as a nonprofit corporation.

File suit seeking to seize their assets and put the seized assets into the Medicare trust fund.
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#256783 - 05/10/13 11:17 AM Re: Wanna see a real gun nut? Meet Wayne LaPierre [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Originally Posted By: NW Ponderer
The NRA has ceased to be an organization that promotes gun safety, and morphed into an organization that promotes national insecurity. It truly is a threat to the United States. It is a cancer on the body politic and needs to be excised, and we need chemotherapy to ensure it doesn't recur.

We just need legislators who can strap on a pair and vote for sensible legislation
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