In a race to the bottom, the National Rifle Association’s President, Wayne Lapierre, avoided any responsibility for the country being awash with guns, and the role their pro-gun lobbying may’ve played in the Sandy Hook killings.
Instead of joining forces with Democrats, and even some Republicans who say they’re in favor of modest gun control, Lapierre called for more guns in schools.
“The only way to answer that question is to face the truth. Politicians pass laws for gun free school zones, they issue press releases bragging about them. They post signs advertising them. And, in doing so, they tell every insane killer in America that schools are the safest place to inflict maximum mayhem with minimum risk” said Lapierre.
He continued, saying, “We care about our money, so we protect our banks with armed guards. American airports, office buildings, power plants, court houses, even sports stadiums are all protected by armed security.”
Lapierre places the blame on people who commit crime as opposed to the NRA, an organization which has made it as easy to purchase a gun as it is to buy a pair of jeans.
“The truth is, that our society is populated by an unknown number of genuine monsters. People that are so deranged, so evil, so possessed by voices and driven by demons, that no sane person can every possibly comprehend them. They walk among us every single day, and does anybody really believe that the next Adam Lanza isn’t planning his attack on a school, he’s already identified at this very moment?” he said.
Lastly, Lapierre held Hollywood responsible for creating violent imagery for people to mimic.
“There exists in this country, sadly, a callous, corrupt and corrupting shadow industry that sells and stows violence against its own people. Through vicious, violent video games with names like “Bullet Storm,” “Grand Theft Auto,” “Mortal Combat,” and “Splatterhouse”’ said Lapierre.
Mr. Lapierre was interrupted twice, once by a woman who chanted, “ban assault weapons” and “the NRA has blood on its hands.”