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Wayne Lapierre Testifying

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  • Democrat
    Meridian, MS
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    I saw several episodes from Wayne Lapierre's testimony before Congress today, and he sure seems like he is giving orders instead of answering questions. When polls clearly show that over 95% of Americans want background checks at ALL gun sales, polls even show that over 70% of NRA members want this same change. But Wayne still has the nerve to say we don't need ANY more laws enacted to inhibit the rights of gun owners, we just need to enforce the laws we currently have on the books. He says that Americans are entitled to own WHATEVER gun they feel they require for the protection of themselves and their families. Let me ask him one question: How many American families have had to use their guns to fend off attacks on themselves or their families in the last 20 years? Hundreds of millions of gun owners to protect themselves from how many attacks? I do realize that many gun owners are sportsmen, but how many sporting events require an assault rifle?
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    "michaels" I saw the same thing; I fully agree on what you wrote. Again I stare in total unbelief on how it is possible in this country that one nuthead with lots of money can dictate the life or not life of little children etc. As I said in many of my threads, background checks are a hoax; I just like to see some figures of all the over 300 milion guns, how many did actually have a background check; the answer will amaze anyone!!
    How many assault weapons were sold via gun shows,without background checks? Let alone large clips? No, alone background checks will be a total farce; the killing will go on as usual. I guess we have to wait till it really gets out of control, my prediction is it will at a certain moment.
  • Center Left Democrat
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    Flagstaff, AZ
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    My opinion is that we should just flog the bastard ..

    LaPierre's esact words today were that "the current system is a failure because the administration doesn't prosecute potential violators aggressively".

    The REASON that the administration doesn't prosecute violators aggressively is that the NRA has blocked the nomination of EVERY SINGLE ONE of the nominees for the position of director of the ATF since 2006.

    That means it's THEIR FAULT !!!!!

    Even my friends that are gun owners agree that we should have UNIVERSAL background checks - even at gun shows - and there is absolutely no reason that we should allow assault weapons and high capacity magazines.


    It's long past time to impeach Wayne LaPierre.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    "guy" Universal background checks are not the solution; only for new buyers it is a solution maybe. All the people who do have guns, only a very small portion had certain sometimes even doubtfull checks, so what does it help to have background checks for just the few guns which will be sold if this would come into effect? at least 200 million guns are here without background checks I bet!!!
  • Other Party
    Nebraska
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    Dutch you are right that background checks will not solve the problem. But mandatory background checks may help...do SOME good anyway. The criminals will not submit to them for obvious reasons but if background checks will keep SOME weapons out of the wrong hands then I support them.

    As for LaPierre he is just doing his job. If he were not saying it some other meathead would be appointed to the position and say the same things. LaPierre may or may not believe everything he says, but he is merely saying what he is paid to say.
  • Democrat
    Meridian, MS
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    Right jamesn, he is paid to speak. I believe I saw his NRA salary at just under $1million, and for what? To speak before Congress and other groups, staking his reputation (in my book his reputation is that of a dirty, over-paid, slovenly, quasi-educated, apathetic monster) as a representative of gun owners, when he is nothing but a scab for the gun makers who has, unfortunately for all other Americans, captured the minds of a serious number of those gun owners who he has convinced that the government is about to take their guns from them. How many incidents of the government taking people's guns have there been since the beginning of time? Nonetheless, Wayne baby has learned the technique to capture the minds of those vulnerable citizens who he has convinced that they are living under this or other threat. I almost wish I had $1million to offer as a reward for his hide.
  • Liberal
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    Durham, NH
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    Tie him to "The Old Oak Tree" and use him as a target!
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    "pgr" you are way too nice!! I think a better torture would be to plaster his whole bedroom with the pictures of all the dead little kids of Newtown and all the other bloody murders committed by guns. and fill his bed with buckets of blood from the victims. Force him to stay in that room for at least a month and forced to breath in cordite fumes for that period.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Dallas, TX
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    My feelings on the NRA and our current lax gun laws are summed up by the title of this How to Destroy Angels song: "The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters."

    This is a sick f###### society. How can anyone be genuinely happy in a world where public policy allows the murder of our children?

    I support civilian gun ownership. The NRA does not speak for me. They are totally f###### insane. Everything Obama has proposed is reasonable, ethical, and practical. It's one of the few things coming down from the administration that I can genuinely get behind. F### the NRA. Occupy the NRA.
  • Center Left Democrat
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    Flagstaff, AZ
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    Jon Stewart has had a number of shows recently about gun control.

    His show of January 16 details how James Sensenbrenner, the 2006 winner of the NRA "Defender of Freedom" award, introduced legislation
    that made it possible for the NRA to block every single nominee for the ATF director since 2006:+


    http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-january-16-2013/there-goes-the-boom

    the second clip for the same show explains how the NRA actually wrote the laws that govern the ATF:

    http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-january-16-2013/there-goes-the-boom---atf
  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    that guy in Arizona Wrote: Jon Stewart has had a number of shows recently about gun control.

    His show of January 16 details how James Sensenbrenner, the 2006 winner of the NRA "Defender of Freedom" award, introduced legislation
    that made it possible for the NRA to block every single nominee for the ATF director since 2006:+


    http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-january-16-2013/there-goes-the-boom

    the second clip for the same show explains how the NRA actually wrote the laws that govern the ATF:

    http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-january-16-2013/there-goes-the-boom---atf
    that guy,
    I'm glad to see another person speaking about Jon Stewart. I've mentioned him in a couple of threads. He's intelligent, popular, and funny. On top of that he believes in all of the topics that we talk about on this site. I would love it if more members here would watch Jon Stewart on the comedy channel or follow him on the internet. I'm about to watch the clips that you have listed above. Thank you,
  • Democrat
    Missouri
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    It is quite obvious what is the driving factor to Lapierre's strange behavior. It's not the 2nd amendment. It's not the admiration of Charleston Heston standing during his speech to an audience and saying, ".....not from my cold dead hands", while holding a ancient musket. It's not about his or anybodys loss of Freedom.

    It is all about the billions of dollars that gun manfacturing receives by all of us purchasing guns and ammo to defend ourselves from the bad people with guns. Think about it. You buy a gun, your kids buy guns, your grandmother buys guns, your minister buys a gun, everybody purchases a gun and all the ammo. The ammo is a reoccurring cost like ink cartridges for your printer. We could be on the verge of seeing the acopolypse of having QuickTrips and 7-Elevens selling guns and ammo. There will be more stores selling this junk than Starbucks/coffee shops and fish taco venders in California.

    Wayne Lapierre, I thought was sick, but no he is business oriented and only out for the big bucks being paid by the gun manufacturers who support his demeanor. The manufacturers stand to be very rich from our fears after all it does provide jobs. He doesn't care about the children being killed, the drive-by shootings or police being killed with armor piercing bullets. He is excited about Hollywood movies and videos being sold to our youth. They learn that you need a gun. Ka-ching, goes off in his head as dollars and riches is seen.

    We need to play Wayne Lapierre for who he is. A single-mided, unethical, immoral SOB.

    There I feel better now.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    "very well said", the thing what gets me however that plenty of people who do not get paid what he gets, just follow him like blind sheep.
    But yeah, you already see it with the elections how easy it is to influence a huge portion of brainless Americans who probably think they still live in 1776. For instance the woman "Trotter" a buddy of La Pierre ( is a lawyer thus gets also a healthy reward for her testimony) finds that women need assault riffles with big clips to protect their kids. NUTS! In other civil countries they look at all of this in total amazement and think the whole US is going to.......
  • Democrat
    Meridian, MS
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    Pin that ole "Trotter" babe to the wall and ask her how many times she can document that any American woman has had to use an assault rifle to defend her kids. And to defend them from what? I sure haven't heard of any lions escaping from a circus or zoo. I bet she will stutter more than a 4 year old kid who just got caught with his hand in the forbidden candy jar.
  • Center Left Democrat
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    Flagstaff, AZ
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    Although it seems as though we've beaten this topic to death, the link below will provide you with a LOT of additional information, which you can use as talking points when you write to your congressperson, asking him or her to support Dianne Feinstein's automatic weapons ban. All told, there are more than 2200 words, 24 hyper-links, and four videos, which should be enough information for you:

    http://tohell-andback.blogspot.com/2013/02/17-minutes-and-20-seconds.html


    Incidentally, if you think that Wayne LaPierre is nuts (as I do) you'd be right on the money. He avoided military service during the Vietnam era due to a diagnosis of acute anxiety, a form of mental illness.

    The obvious question, then, is this:

    is he mentally qualified to own a gun?