(To the tune of Salt n’ Pepa’s “Let’s Talk About Sex”)
Let’s talk about guns, baby
Let’s talk constitutionality
Let’s talk about all the shooting sprees
And the dead beings that may be
Let’s talk about guns
Let’s talk about guns
1. a body of citizens enrolled for military service, and called out periodically for drill but serving full time only in emergencies.2. a body of citizen soldiers as distinguished from professional soldiers.3. all able-bodied males considered by law eligible for military service.4. a body of citizens organized in a paramilitary group and typically regarding themselves as defenders of individual rights against the presumed interference of the federal government.
Wayne LaPierre has been an employee of the NRA since 1978.
He became the Executive Director of the NRA Institute for Legislative Action in 1986, and became the Executive VP of the NRA in 1991.
For 34 years, LaPierre has been working to make the NRA the single most powerful lobby in the nation. Consider this, as summarized by D.H. Stone of The Pragmatic Progressive page:
This little man is Wayne LaPierre. Since 1991 he has been the executive vice president and chief executive officer of the National Rifle Association, an extremist organization heavily supported by gun manufacturers.
The NRA is opposed to even the most modest restrictions on gun sales and ownership.
The NRA opposes background checks for private gun sales.
The NRA opposes waiting periods for gun sales.The NRA opposes restrictions on the carrying of concealed weapons.
The NRA opposes measures to prohibit the sale of guns to people on the federal government’s terrorist watch list.
The NRA supports “stand your ground laws.”
The NRA supports laws to permit faculty and students to carry concealed weapons on the campuses of state colleges and universities.
The NRA supports laws to permit patrons of bars and restaurants to carry concealed weapons.
The NRA is lobbying to eliminate gun-free zones and permit guns in elementary schools and even daycare centers.
There are nearly 9,000 gun homicides in America every year, far more than in any other developed country.
When Al Queda killed 3,000 Americans, our leaders launched two wars, sent more than 6,500 American soldiers to their deaths, and killed hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and Afghans.
They also eventually hunted down and killed Bin Laden.
But our politicians cower in fear of Wayne LaPierre.
Home of the brave, my ass.— DH Stone
An example of LaPierre’s paranoid fear mongering , from his October 2012 NRA endorsement of Mitt Romney, via watchdog group MeetTheNRA.org:
On October 5, 2012, LaPierre announced the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund’s endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Fishersville, Virginia. LaPierre stated, “The dream is to save America and our freedom … You’re sure not free if you can’t defend yourself and everyone knows that. And I also know something else about ya. You’re not gonna surrender submit, succumb, or be marginalized. You’re ready to make a difference for freedom in this country. And we have to do that, because we’re standin’ on the edge of a [President Barack] Obama cliff with our freedom. If President Obama gets reelected, he’s gonna have one to three Supreme Court appointments and I guarantee you this, if that happens, one to three more [Justice Sonia] Sotomayors and [Justice Elena] Kagans and we can kiss our constitutional right to own a firearm in the United States goodbye, along with a lot of the rest of our freedoms. And we can’t let that happen … Does anybody trust an Obama Administration in the second term to be anywhere near negotiating with a club of governments called the United Nations on our freedom? Their gun plan is: Turn over your firearms and your protection to the government. The government will protect ya… That U.N. plan is about global agencies monitoring, surveillance, supervision, lists, all institutionalized within the bureaucracy of the United Nations … I guarantee this, if your glass breaks at 2:00 a.m. at night somewhere from some criminal, you all know that those baby blue helmets of the U.N. aren’t gonna be there to protect ya and neither is President Obama or [U.S. Attorney General] Eric Holder. What will protect ya is our freedom that we have here in the United States under the Second Amendment to the Constitution. And there’s not a government or authority on the planet that can match that if you’re ever in that situation.” LaPierre was referring to a U.N. Small Arms Treaty that would set only international standards for the import/export of conventional weapons—leaving it to individual countries to “regulate internal transfers of arms and national ownership, including through national constitutional protections on private ownership.” Finally, LaPierre added, “We’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg on what’s in store if President Obama is reelected … It’s the most dangerous election of our lifetime … All of our freedoms, all of our rights, all of our way of life, all of the Second Amendment is on the line.”
When Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend (and the mother of his three month-old daughter) and then drove to the team practice facility where he fatally shot himself in the head in front of staff and police, Bob Costas made a moving plea for sane gun laws during halftime of the next televised game.
And then Wayne LaPierre opened his big hell-maw and started spouting jingo-jango“commies wanna take yur GUNZ and steal my money-machine” bullshit faster than you could say “soulless paranoia chasers”.
Hey, gun lobby???
I am a fucking flaming libtard.
I don’t want to grab your guns. In fact, I am seriously considering purchasing one myself, because this election cycle has convinced me that if the kind of government atmosphere you are pursuing comes to fruition, my black female ass is gonna need a gun. Or two.
But when I go to get that gun, I have no problem with a background check.
Or a waiting period.
Or safety certification.
Or following whatever steps are necessary to carry my weapon on my person if I move to a neighborhood that is like downtown Beirut and I need to cap a motherfucker who makes the mistake of carrying Skittles and Iced Tea and WaHWB (Wearing a Hoodie While Black) .
Handguns and hunting rifles are one thing.
High-powered assault weapons with hundred round clips and armor-piercing ammunition are another.
There is a reason assault weapons are called ASSAULT weapons, not DEFENSE weapons.
Anyone who says they need them for defense are either surrounded by Crips, Bloods, and the Varrio Nuevo Estrada, or they are crazy militia types prepping to “refresh the Tree of Liberty” with the ” Blood of Patriots”.
Anyone who says ordinary, law-abiding Americans should be free to stockpile as many of them as they like because the Second Amendment supposedly says they can is a total and complete jackass.
Despite what Wayne LaPierre and the NRA would have you believe, those words ARE in the Second Amendment, and those words DO NOT MEAN WHAT LAPIERRE HAS TRICKED YOU INTO BELIEVING.
This is an AR-15 ASSAULT weapon**
These are some of the most commonly used murder weapons, and their alternate uses.
A Glock and a Sig Sauer 9MM handgun were recovered inside the Sandy Hook Elementary School, and an AR-15 was also recovered at the scene, though reports are not saying if it was actually used in the massacre of 20 students and eight teachers and administrators.
If it were………………. just imagine the tremendous damage to tiny bodies, some struck as many as ELEVEN TIMES.
Is a twisted misinterpretation of the intents of long-dead men REALLY so sacred that these lives were worth sacrificing to uphold it?
Because as troubled as Adam Lanza was, it is being reported now that Nancy Lanza, his mother and the legal owner of these guns, was more than a little troubled, too.
These children are dead, first and foremost, because a crazy man invaded their school and took their lives.
And our national obsession with the unobstructed acquisition of guns and ammo – INCLUDING MILITARY GRADE GUNS AND AMMO – helped him to do it.
It has helped almost every mass shooter since Obama took office, and almost every mass shooter before that. Random street crime involves illegally obtained guns far more than mass shootings do. Mass shooters either own the guns outright, or they take them from family members who do. Mass shooting guns are NOT black market guns, they are part of the family stash.
A roll call of people who have been killed by family stashes across the nation, via the Marquis DeSuave:
Charlotte Bacon, 6, Grace McDonnell, 7, Daniel Barden, 7, Anne Marie Murphy, 52, Rachel Davino, 29, Emile Parker, 6, Olivia Engel, 6, Jack Pinto, 6, Josephine Gay, 7, Noah Pozner, 6, Ana M. Marquez-Greene, 6, Caroline Previdi, 6, Dylan Hockley, 6, Jessica Rekos, 6, Madeline F. Hsu, 6, Avielle Richman, 6, Catherine V. Hubbar, 6, Lauren Russeau, 30, Chase Kowalski, 7, Mary Sherlach, 56, Dawn Hocksprung, 47, Victoria Soto, 27, Jesse Lewis, 6, Benjamin Wheeler, 6, Allison N. Wyatt, 6, Newtown, CN 14 December, 2012.Steven Mathew Forsyth, 45, and Cindy Ann Yuille, 54, Clackamas, OR 11 December 2012.
Reuven Rahamim, 61, Rami Cooks, 62, Ron Edberg, 58, Jacob Beneke, 34, Keith Basinski, 50, Minneapolis, MN 27 September 2012
Satwant Kaleka, 62, Sita Singh, 41, Ranjit Singh, 49, Suveg Singh Khattra, 84, Prakash Singh, 39, Paramjit Kaur, 41, Sikh temple shooting, Oak Creek,WI 5 August 2012
John Blunk, 26, AJ Boik, 18, Jesse E. Childress, 29, Gordon W. Cowden, 51, Jessica Ghawi, 24, Matt McQuinn, 27, Micayla Medek, 23, Veronica Moser-Sullivan, 6, Alex Sullivan, 27, Alexander Teves, 24, Rebecca Ann Wingo, 32, Aurora, CO 22 July, 2012
Joe “Vito” Albanese, 52, Drew Keriakedes, 45, 3 others, Seattle, WA 29 May 2012, .
Dannaer Fields, 49, Bobby Clark, 54, and William Allen, 31, Tulsa, Oklahoma April 6, 2012.
Tshering Rinzing Bhutia, 38, Doris Chibuko, 40, Sonam Chodon, 33, Grace Eunhae Kim, 23, Kathleen Ping, 24, Judith Seymour, 53, Lydia Sim, 21, Oakland, CA, 2 April 2012.
Demetrius Hewlin, 17, Russell King Jr., 17, Daniel Parmertor, 16, Chardon, Ohio, 27 February 2012.
United States Representative Gabriel Giffords (wounded), Christina Taylor Green, 9, Dorothy “Dot” Morris, 76, United States District Judge, Chief Judge John Roll, 63, Phyllis Schneck, 79, Dorwan Stoddard,7 6, Gabriel “Gabe” Zimmerman, 30, Tuscon, AZ, 8 January 2011.
Adriel D Johnson Sr., 53, Maria Ragland Davis, 51, Gopi K. Podila, 53, Huntsville, AL, 12 February 2010.
Michael Grant Cahill, 62, Major Libardo Eduardo Caraveo US Army, 52, Staff Sergeant Justin Michael DeCrow US Army, 32, Captain John P. Gaffaney US Army, 56, Specialist Frederick Greene US Army, 29, Specialist Jason Dean Hunt US Army, 22, Staff Sergeant Amy Sue Krueger US Army, 29, Private First Class Aaron Thomas Nemelka US Army, 19, Private First Class Michael S. Pearson US Army, 22, Captain Russell Gilbert Seager US Army, 51, Private First Class Francheska Velez US Army, 21(pregnant, fetus deceased), Lieutenant Colonel Juanita L. Warman US Army, 55, Private First Class Kham See Xiong US Army, 23, Fort Hood, TX, November, 2009.
Parveen Ali, 26, Almir Olimpio Alves, 43, Marc Henry Bernard, 44, Maria Sonia Bernard, 46, Li Guo, 47, Lan Ho, 39, Layla Khalil, 53, Roberta King, 72, Jiang Ling, 22, Hong Xiu “Amy” Mao Marsland, 35, Dolores Yigal, 53, Hai Hong Zhong, 54, Maria Zobniw, 60, Binghamton, NY, 3 April 2009
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