ThinkProgress compiled the ten most unbelievable quotes from Wayne LaPierre’s astonishing NRA press conference, which was the first official word from the gun-loving lobby since last Friday’s mass shooting in a Connecticut elementary school:




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?”




My personal favorite — which is flying around the internet this morning — is, “This is the beginning of a serious conversation. We won’t be taking any questions.”
David Frum’s recent tweet captures my feelings on America’s love affair with guns nicely:

ThinkProgress compiled the ten most unbelievable quotes from Wayne LaPierre’s astonishing NRA press conference, which was the first official word from the gun-loving lobby since last Friday’s mass shooting in a Connecticut elementary school:

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?”

My personal favorite — which is flying around the internet this morning — is, “This is the beginning of a serious conversation. We won’t be taking any questions.”

David Frum’s recent tweet captures my feelings on America’s love affair with guns nicely:

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  1. dont-forget-the-triangle reblogged this from rosarotelippenstiefttussi
  2. paxbromana reblogged this from kohenari and added:
    It’s disillusioned lunatics like him that worry me, due to the fact that people will eat up the lunacy he preaches.
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  6. canmyparentsfindthis reblogged this from kohenari and added:
    Uh but the first one is true.
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    This is what’s wrong. Wayne, you’re a chronic moron.
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    It’s not guns intrinsically that are the problem, but this guy is seriously deluded if he thinks they’re the solution to...
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  25. atrophy-of-life reblogged this from katiecatx and added:
    Well I agree with 1, 4, and 5, but the rest are either conspiracy theories or fear mongering.
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