Wayne LaPierre had this to say earlier today when asked about gun control legislation.
The NRA leader dismissed efforts to revive the assault weapons ban as a "phony piece of legislation" that's built on lies. He made clear it was highly unlikely that the NRA could support any new gun regulations.
"You want one more law on top of 20,000 laws, when most of the federal gun laws we don't even enforce?" he said.From that statement one might get the impression that Wayne LaPierre and the NRA are opposed to making any new gun laws when there are already 20,000 existing laws on the books. But that wouldn't be true at all. It turns out the NRA loves new gun laws The NRA has been on a legislating rampage the last four years pushing all sorts of new gun laws in States across the Country. Mother Jones: The NRA Surge: 99 Laws Rolling Back Gun Restrictions
Since 2009, the NRA and its allies in state capitols have pushed through 99 laws making guns easier to own, easier to carry in public—eight states now even allow them in bars—and harder for the government to track.
Wayne LaPierre is a raving gun nut. When I have heard him speak these last few days in response to the mass murder of young children and teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut he was bombastic, callous, insulting and raving in anger. Gun control advocates ought to pay LaPierre to speak on National TV against gun control measures in order to get the general public to support gun control. Yes, he is that bad of a spokesperson. He is Rush Limbaugh without all the charm.
Below are some other Wayne LaPierre gem quotes. This guy is batshit crazy.
"With all the money in the budget, if we can't come up [with the money] to do this, there something wrong in this country," LaPierre said in an interview on Sunday with NBC's Meet the Press.
"If it's crazy to call for putting police office and armed security in our schools, then call me crazy," LaPierre said.
"The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,''
But is that what it really is? Isn't fantasizing about killing people as a way to get your kicks really the filthiest form of pornography?
"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?