By Allie Gregory | 0 comments
In Salt Lake City this Saturday, NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre blasted forth the same second amendment post apocalyptic rhetoric again. As a featured speaker at the Western Hunting and Conservation Expo, LaPierre renewed attacks on universal background checks. Most misleadingly he preached that universal background checks would create a national gun registry which would ultimately confiscate American’s guns. Of course, this is completely illogical yet that hasn't seemed stop the CEO.
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The video opens with a ‘Stand and Fight ’commercial—which could be easily confused as an ad for anarchy.
2:30—2nd amendment is “not a frivolous suggestion... the very heart of what this country was founded upon” Yes, excellent point, everything is pretty much exactly like it was when we had 13 colonies. After all, Queen Elizabeth could decide to reclaim the Americas at any moment.
4:05—Clearly, LaPierre believes Dianne Feinstein is an old cat lady sitting in dark cave biding her time till a horrific crisis takes place— then she will slap legislation on the table to take all ze firearms! Mwahahaha. #accurate
6:44—Powerful elites have security… like Obama’s daughters? I think we can all agree the American President’s daughters might need a security guard or two. Thanks.
6:53—“When the glass breaks in the middle of the night”—Yup, no idea.
7:33—LaPierre admits he is crazy.
8:04—LaPierre warns against “so called” background checks—not as reasonable as you think because: criminals do NOT follow laws. By this logic, why have any laws? Hooray anarchy again.
9:20—LaPierre brought footage! “One of the biggest gun haters on the planet” celebrating NY Senior senator Chuck Schumer’s strong stance on gun safety. Calling it the most honest moment in Schumer’s career.
10:17—Imagine your name on a massive government list. Let’s see Social Security, Voter registration, Drivers Liscenses, Taxes, petitions, hmmm… why am I not afraid?
Answer at 11:13, good old Wiki-leaks and China. Both care lots (and I mean lots) about how many guns Grandpa Joe and Aunt Ruth have.
13:50—President Obama has Mexican friends. These Mexican friends... he’s gonna give them lists of all America’s gun owners.
17:00—“The vast majority of American people are behind us”—Funny, because I’m pretty sure they’re not… Moreover, every credible poll since Sandy Hook has shown overwhelming support from Americans including NRA members to see stronger gun safety legislation.
17:15—LaPierre:“By 2014, we’re gonna be a lot stronger.” –Ok, now I’m afraid.
17:55—Weird pause. Pretty awkward.
18:48—LaPierre tells the crowd to stand up. Like literally stand up which magically secures LaPierre a standing-O—probably the best show of tact he’s had all night.
LaPierre’s fanatical 'fears' or 'claims' about gun safety legislation are not only misleading, they're false. No one, not even the most progressive Democrats, are speaking about overturning the Second Amendment. LaPierre's goals are purely to distract the American people from taking aim at the gun industry he protects. All we are talking about is legislation that promotes responsible gun ownership so our children and families are safe. Comprehensive universal background checks are an effective way to do that. An assaults weapons ban would dramatically do that—and if you haven’t already, please, sign here and join our call to congress.
Stand up with DFA against the NRA and call for Congress to pass gun safety legislation now. Let us know what YOU think in comments. We need to come together to end the horrible gun violence in America today.
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