Here is the one hundred tenth article in our Republicans on Parade series, featuring individuals who personify what the Republican Party has become. Today’s honoree is NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre. He is so honored for his Republican conspiracy theories, invented to continue the Republican tradition of trading children’s lives for gun profits.
The head of the biggest gun lobby in the US has accused Democrats of pushing a "socialist" agenda to deprive gun owners of their weapons, in an uncompromising speech just a week after 17 people died in the Florida school shooting.
Wayne LaPierre, CEO of the National Rifle Association, made no attempt to moderate his message a day after survivors of the Parkland shooting faced down lawmakers in a CNN debate and the President at the White House. Instead, he told conservative activists that voters should be "frightened" of any future Democrat election victories, and accused Democrats of exploiting the deaths in an effort to destroy the Second Amendment.
"Socialism is a movement that loves a smear," he said.
Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual gathering of conservatives outside Washington, LaPierre warned Democrats would use the tragedy to push an agenda that went beyond gun control. "What they want is more restrictions on the law-abiding," LaPierre said. "They want to sweep right under the carpet the failure of school security."
Staring out into the audience, LaPierre told them "you should be anxious and you should be frightened" about the potential of another Democratic takeover of the House, Senate and White House.
"If they seize power … our American freedoms could be lost and our country will be changed forever," he said. "The first to go will be the Second Amendment."…
Bullshit Bag Alert!!
Is that projection or what? No Democrats want the things he claims. The common sense items I favor are closing the gun show loophole, requiring a better background check. I also favor requiring certification of proficiency in gun handling and safety, and requiring special permits for assault weapons. It’s having different classes of firearms licenses the way we have different classes of motor vehicle licenses. Like virtually all other Democrats, the only people, whose guns I want to take away, are those people shouldn’t have guns for cause. Nobody is talking about taking guns from law abiding citizens, except Republican conspiracy theorists.
I’ve written about LaPierre at least a dozen times over the years, and I’m shocked that I’ve never given him a parade before. God knows he deserves it!