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Don't insult the American Talibans [NRA]! Them folk are Freedomfighters!
The NRA has proven itself with its fearless leaders press conference - that they should not have a seat at the table when it comes to negotiating gun laws and gun violence.
After remaining completely silent in the week following the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, the National Rifle Association (NRA) held a press conference in Washington D.C. on Friday to call for more guns in schools and blame the media for glorifying violence, while demonizing gun owners.
Below are the 11 craziest statements from NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre’s prepared remarks:
1 Gun-free schools zones “tell every insane killer in America that schools are their safest place to inflict maximum mayhem with minimum risk.”
2 “There exists in this country a callous, corrupt and corrupting shadow industry that sells, and sows, violence against its own people.
3 “[V]iolent crime is increasing again for the first time in 19 years! Add another hurricane, terrorist attack or some other natural or man-made disaster, and you’ve got a recipe for a national nightmare of violence and victimization.”
4 “We need to have every single school in America immediately deploy a protection program proven to work —and by that I mean armed security.”
5 “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. Would you rather have your 911 call bring a good guy with a gun from a mile away … or a minute away?”
6 “And throughout it all, too many in our national media … their corporate owners … and their stockholders … act as silent enablers, if not complicit co-conspirators.”
7 “Then there’s the blood-soaked slasher films like ‘American Psycho’ and ‘Natural Born Killers’ that are aired like propaganda loops on Splatterdays and every day, and a thousand music videos that portray life as a joke and murder as a way of life.”
8 “In a race to the bottom, media conglomerates compete with one another to shock, violate and offend every standard of civilized society by bringing an ever-more-toxic mix of reckless behavior and criminal cruelty into our homes — every minute of every day of every month of every year.”
9 “Through vicious, violent video games with names like Bulletstorm, Grand Theft Auto, Mortal Kombat and Splatterhouse. And here’s one: it’s called Kindergarten Killers. It’s been online for 10 years. How come my research department could find it and all of yours either couldn’t or didn’t want anyone to know you had found it?”
10 “Isn’t fantasizing about killing people as a way to get your kicks really the filthiest form of pornography?”
11 "This is the beginning of a serious conversation. We won't be taking any questions."
There exists in this country a callous, corrupt group, a corrupting shadow industry that sells, and sows violence against its own people.
Readers, do you remember when the NRA guys said Trayvon Martin should have had his own gun? Me neither.
Here's looking at you, NRA. The NRA, this months worst organization in the world.