Friday, December 21, 2012

NRA Presser

Wayne LaPierre of the NRA held a press conference today, following a week of silence after the Sandy Hook massacre.  I think that Wayne hit it out of the park.
We care about the President, so we protect him with armed Secret Service agents. Members of Congress work in offices surrounded by armed Capitol Police officers.
Yet when it comes to the most beloved, innocent and vulnerable members of the American family — our children — we as a society leave them utterly defenseless, and the monsters and predators of this world know it and exploit it. That must change now!
That's true. The President is protected, our Governors are protected, our legislators are protected, but we drop our kids off at school and in many venues, they are not protected. So, ask yourself; Does the President of the United States have a greater right to life than a kindergarten student? Does the mayor of New York have a greater right to protection than a first grade student? No, yet the President and Mayor Bloomberg surround themselves with armed police officers. Must our children be left unprotected?  I think not, and in my case, my work is making sure that school children are protected.    If you want to read a full run-down of the problem, go read Karl Denninger's take on the problem.   Most of the problem of our governing class is hypocrisy, and Denninger nails them.  I'll be using some of his arguments over the next several weeks.

The reporters, predictably, are trashing LaPierre on Twitter.  They can't stand it that he's right, as is Denninger, and as am I.

Lots more at the link.

Our President, on the other hand, is supposed to be remarking soon.  The Gay Patriot nails it.

It's close to 5:00 here, and I believe that I'm going to declare Happy Hour.

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