Today, as you probably know, marks the one week anniversary of the horrific shootings that took place in Newtown, Connecticut. In the week that’s gone by, much has been said by many people about what America needs to do to solve its growing gun problem. One voice we have not heard from in all of this: the National Rifle Association (NRA).
No, the pro-gun lobbyist group that historically believes there should be no limits on gun ownership, ever, has been completely silent on the matter. Hell, they even deleted their Facebook page. Well, the NRA finally pulled its head out of the sand this morning, the Friday before Christmas no less, and the resulting statements — delivered by NRA chairman Wayne LaPierre in a press conference, one in which he took no questions — were predictably ridiculous.
Watching LaPierre’s rambling, borderline insane speech, I couldn’t help but think, “He had a week to prepare and this is the best he could come up with?” Anyway, here’s the gist of what the NRA proposes that we, the nation known as the United States of America, should do: surround every schoolhouse in the country with armed guards, aka “good guys” to shoot the “bad guys.” The end. Problem solved.
Here’s the money quote: “If we truly cherish our kids, more than our money, more than our celebrities, more than our sports stadiums, we must give them the greatest level of protection possible…Properly trained armed good guys.”
Yeah, seriously. Here’s video of the speech…
Well, here ya go Obama. If you can’t get some sort of sensible new gun legislation passed through Congress with these buffoons as your opposition, then you might as well just give up. I mean, Archie Bunker had basically the same idea back in 1972…
In the words of Magary, “Down With Big Gun.”