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.
Wayne 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]
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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.