By Allie Gregory | 0 comments
Yesterday, Wayne LaPierre’s “Stand and Fight” op-ed was featured on Daily Caller. The NRA’s CEO made a series of strange remarks and dark ideas about the world we live in. He warned Americans against violent Latin American drug gangs—suggesting that dangerous illegal’s were crossing the border “whose jobs are murder, rape, robbery, and kidnapping.” Furthermore, he wrote the US-Mexican border was such a threat it is “remains open to agents of al Qaeda.”
He also wrote: “After Hurricane Sandy, we saw the hellish world that the gun prohibitionist see as their utopia. Looters ran wild in south Brooklyn. There was no water or electricity.”
Apparently, LaPierre hasn’t seen I Am Legend, or maybe he has? Because as devastating as Sandy was, that is not what I saw, nor what I heard from friends and family living in the area. What I did see was the communities of NYC and NJ working togeter, like everyday people, to make it through—there were certainly challenges of course but nothing of the post-apocalyptic--Walking Dead like world as LaPierre says.
In fact, what LaPierre seems to be suggest is that the collapse of civilization is right around the corner and somehow if you want gun safety, you therefore want civilization to collapse… He says the NRA is not paranoid--however, he notes thanks to President Obama there will be no “…police protection. And the American people know it.” With 92% of Americans in favor of President Obama's proposed background checks, I'm afraid it is LaPierre that might be the one bit of touch...
The NRA exec. ends this crazed rant with this: “We are the largest civil rights organization in the world.” Honestly, one can’t even make a serious attempt at responding to such an outrageous claim. Clearly, the NRA is incredibly out of touch with reality. The majority of Americans—regardless of party affiliation would find these ideas offensive and fantastically ridiculous.
At DFA we continues to support responsible gun ownership and steps to make laws that will decrease the country’s gun violence. To echo Obama’s SOTU address Tuesday, the families who lost loved ones to gun violence deserve a vote. We support the President and anti-gun violence leaders as they move forward to get this done. We must act now. It is time for gun safety reform.
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