NRA’s Wayne LaPierre – CHICKENS are coming for your guns!!!

Wayne LaPierre is an extremist.

I’m pissed when he says things like this:

We know, in the world that surrounds us, there are terrorists and home invaders and drug cartels and car-jackers and knock-out gamers and rapers, haters, campus killers, airport killers, shopping-mall killers, road-rage killers, and killers who scheme to destroy our country with massive storms of violence against our power grids, or vicious waves of chemicals or disease that could collapse the society that sustains us all. …

He lies. He exaggerates. 

He lies exaggerates I assume, to help increase sales of firearms. He exaggerates for money.

I can’t imagine any other reason to overstate the way he does.

Wayne LaPierre

LaPierre’s central message: Owning a gun is the solution. The world is a scary place. There are bad guys everywhere threatening you and your family, and the only thing they’re afraid of is a gun in your hands.

Tragically, a record number of Americans subscribe to some version of this mythology, with 63 percent (67 percent of men polled and 58 percent of women) believing that guns truly do make them safer. The public’s confidence in firearms, however, is woefully misguided: The evidence overwhelmingly shows that guns leave everybody less safe, including their owners. …

The Myth of the Good Guy With a Gun

Politico – The Myth Behind Defensive Gun Ownership

The NRA is wrong: Owning a gun is far more likely to harm you than protect you.

I agree with LaPierre on a couple of things. He supports:

• Increasing funds for a stricter and more efficient mental health system, and reform of civil commitment laws to facilitate institutionalization of the mentally ill when necessary.

• Creating a computerized universal mental health registry of those adjudicated to be incompetent to help limit gun sales to the mentally ill.

It’s deflection, I’m assuming. Taking those positions makes no sense relative to his other positions.

He’s totally against the government regulating firearms, even though they are dangerous. (More Americans American children and youth are now killed by weapons than motor vehicle accidents.) … But totally for the government regulating mental health. Because the mentally ill are dangerous. 🙂

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Rick Mc

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5 thoughts on “NRA’s Wayne LaPierre – CHICKENS are coming for your guns!!!”

  1. We know, in the world that surrounds us, there are terrorists and home invaders and drug cartels and car-jackers and knock-out gamers and rapers, haters, campus killers, airport killers, shopping-mall killers, road-rage killers, and killers who scheme to destroy our country with massive storms of violence against our power grids, or vicious waves of chemicals or disease that could collapse the society that sustains us all.

    Are there not terrorists?
    Home invaders, drug cartels, car jackers, people playing the knock out came, rapists, killers?

    Have there not been attempts to knock down our power grids? People willing to use chemical or biological weapons?

    Just what is he lying about here?

    He’s totally against the government regulating firearms, even though they are dangerous

    Two points on this — first and foremost, that is a straw man argument that is he ‘totally against the government regulating firearms’ — in fact far from it, the NRA often is in too much favor of government regulations in some people’s opinion.

    Second, inanimate objects are dangerous? Do you believe they commit accidental shootings by themselves, drive themselves to robberies or murder scenes?

    Even if we count every firearm as being responsible for a separate firearm related crime — the numbers are still ridiculously low. The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports less than 480,000 firearm related crimes. Let’s round up for your benefit to 500,000. Estimates of firearms range from 270,000,000 to 310,000,000 – let’s use the lower number for your beneift …270 Million. Doing the math 500,000 divided by 270,000,000 times 100 to get a percentage –means 0.185% of all firearms were used in a firearm related crime in a year.

    (More Americans are now killed by weapons than motor vehicle accidents.)

    Sorry not true across the country. A few spots in the country, yes. but as a nation, no.

    Does telling the truth matter to you or are you willing to lie to restrict our rights?

    Bob S.

    1. I’m not sure why you think that firearms deaths are low in the USA.

      http://www.humanosphere.org/science/2014/03/visualizing-gun-deaths-comparing-the-u-s-to-rest-of-the-world/

      I assume you are counting only murders, not deaths.

      Here are the more detailed stats on firearm related deaths:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_firearm-related_death_rate

      USA is 10.30 (2011) deaths / hundred thousand. Higher than any other affluent western nation, I believe. LaPierre would concur, I believe. But his answer is that we need MORE guns to protect ourselves against that risk.

      1. In counting homicides — America is 111th out of 218 countries. So is there some cachet, some moral or ethical value that makes ‘firearm related deaths more special?

        http://www.truthrevolt.org/videos/bill-whittle-number-one-bullet

        And yes USA is 10.30 per 100K in firearm related deaths. 6.3 Per 100k are suicides. Unlike most of the other countries where their death tolls are mostly homicides.
        Given that countries like Honduras firearm related homicide rate of 64 per 100K with incredibly fewer firearms and restrictive gun control laws, it is hard to see how more restrictive laws are going to help.

        And I love the racism/classist/elitism you show in citing ‘affluent western nations’ as a metric. Are the people in Honduras any less moral, ethical, worthy than we are? How about Jamiaca; an island nation with restrictive gun control laws yet a higher firearm death rate than America– are the people there less civilized?

        Or perhaps you are just saying we can’t expect anything better out of poor people, eh?

        Bob S.

      2. OK. I hear your opinion, Bob.

        And it looks like your side of the argument will be winning the day into the foreseeable future. I assume State votes will decide law increasingly. If the majority of people want it your way, that’s the way it will be.

        There are too many accidents now. This woman, for example, was very educated. Well trained. Yet was shot in the head by her toddler. I wish the NRA could find a way to reduce accidental deaths.

        http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/12/31/the-inside-story-of-how-an-idaho-toddler-shot-his-mom-at-wal-mart/

        I was in that Walmart the evening prior, by the way. With a 5yr-old.

        Signing off this conversation.

        – Rick

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