Monday, March 25, 2013

"You can't do that, that's our act!"

The NRA has so far been successfully battling the expansion of background checks on all weapons sales in spite of the fact that 85 percent of the American public support them.

Of course this may have coincided with the disappearance of Wayne LaPierre who made a comeback yesterday.

And what was LaPierre agitated about this time?

The head of the National Rifle Association (NRA) slammed New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) on Sunday, accusing him of trying to “buy America” by spending $12 million on a massive advertising campaign advocating for stricter gun laws.
“He's going to find out this is a country of the people, by the people, and for the people,” said NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre in an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
Okay, first of all, the fact that ANY gun control interest is spending money against the NRA is itself news.

Second, “He's going to find out this is a country of the people, by the people, and for the people"?
Uh, about that first sentence of this post?

[cross-posted at Firedoglake]


Montag said...

Ol' Wayne, if there were any truth in advertising, would be saying, "He's going to find out this is an organization of the wackos, by the wackos, and for the wackos."

The country, however, has a lot more people in it than his four million NRA members. It's too bad that Congress hasn't figured that out.

Still, Ol' Wayne knows that a comprehensive check on guns will include something about sanity being a requirement, and since he's the head wacko of wackos, such might not bode well for his membership. Or his corporate funders.

StonyPillow said...

The NRA should defend those discerning patrons who choose to commit crime with their products.

pansypoo said...

we have to returned to the WHOLE of the 2nd amendment. ok, have your guns, but you WILL BE ATTACHED TO A WELL REGULATED MILITIA. you WILL give up 1 WEEK of every moth. YOU WILL MARCH. HUP HUP HUP HU{P HUP at 5 AM!