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Each time another mass shooting happens, people wring their hands and try yo understand why it happened.  That is certainly true of the Navy Yard Shooting.  One man, however stands alone in saying he knows exactly why it happened.  According to Wayne LaPierre, there were not enough good guys with guns at the naval base.

23LaPierreWayne LaPierre, Vice President of the National Rifle Association, blamed this week’s shooting at the Navy Yard on a shortage of firearms. Speaking with David Gregory on Meet the Press, LaPierre charged that the base was “completely unprotected” when Aaron Alexis entered, and called for even more armed guards than were already on duty.

Gregory questioned this logic, pointing out that this attack occurred at a military facility with a heavier armed guard presence than most other places…

In reality, police were on the scene within two to three minutes of the shooting, and security guards had already gone after the gunman… [emphasis added]

Inserted from <Think Progress>

Here’s the video:

This Republican is way off the deep in. When the man who lives with his nose up Karl Rove’s butt argues with a righty, that’s a lock!

The problems are, of course, are that there are insufficient efforts to identify those too mentally disturbed to own a gun, such as the shooter, LaPierre, and Rand Paul, and that anyone who may not legally own a gun can buy one at a gun show or in a private sale with no background check. LaPierre and his Republican lackeys are fighting to make it legal for people who should not own a gun to do so and to make buying a gun easy for people who may not possess one by law. They are doing this not to protect anyone’s legitimate rights, but to keep gun manufacturers rolling in blood money.

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  14 Responses to “Not Enough Good Guys with Guns”

  1. Wayne LaPierre has his head stuck so far up his arse that he doesn't know what is really going on in this country. Military bases are the most heavily armed and guarded institutions in existence.

    What was the old saying about taking coals to Newcastle?

  2. LaPierre doesn't sound as if he will be happy till everyone including toddlers are armed – if this is anything to go by!!   There weren't enough firearms?!   What an idiot!  (Don't their followers ever check the news to see if their idols have been telling the truth?  Oh, silly me, of course not!).

     

     

  3. Born in Vermont and reloading my own shells at age 9, I am not against firearms in the home. I also was a Marine Law Enforcement Officer in the U.S. Coast Guard but, before my first child was born I eminated all fire arms in my home. I look at the NRA in a different light now after the extreme view of Wayne LaPierre, Vice President of the National Rifle Association. :mrgreen:

  4. Perhaps he should change his name to Wayne LaLaPierre to reflect his actual mental location.

  5. From Newtown's "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.", LaPierre has moved to saying "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun are many good guys with guns." following the Navy Yard shootings.  Yet still, it is but one shooter.

    "…the whole country David knows the problem was there weren't enough good guys with guns  … the mental health situation in the country is in complete breakdown …"

    The answer to me is not specifically in the number of guns, but in who has the guns and under what criteria. LaPierre says "the mental health situation in the country is in complete breakdown …" yet he does not support reasonable gun ownership regulation that hopefully would weed out the mentally ill.  He does not support legislation to close gun show and online loopholes.  Personally, I agree that the mental health situation is a big concern, and LaPierre should be at the front of the line for the next secured rubber room!

    Can you imagine LaPierre if Ted Cruz successfully defunds the military like he has spouted?  All those profits . . . gone.

  6. LaPierre supports himself and his large salary from the NRA.  Period.  The mentally ill in this country are treated atrociously.  Treatment is either harsh and not effective, or non existent.  I will never understand why any reasonable person would object to background checks.