If you ever wondered what drove Adam Lanza’s mother to build a personal arsenal this might be the answer.
Following President Obama’s call for a vote on proposed gun safety legislation in his State of the Union speech, Wayne LaPierre, CEO of the National Rifle Association, on Wednesday issued a call-to-action for gun owners to prepare for post-apocolyptic-style scenarios and rally against the gun control movement.
In an op-ed published by the Daily Caller, LaPierre outlined a three-step plan of action to preserve gun rights against an administration that he argues poses a serious threat to the Second Amendment.
Go read LaPierre’s manifesto and then explain to me how this man is in charge of anything. Here are some choice bits:
It has always been sensible for good citizens to own and carry firearms for lawful protection against violent criminals who prey on decent people.
During the second Obama term, however, additional threats are growing. Latin American drug gangs have invaded every city of significant size in the United States. Phoenix is already one of the kidnapping capitals of the world, and though the states on the U.S./Mexico border may be the first places in the nation to suffer from cartel violence, by no means are they the last.
About that Phoenix kidnapping claim. PolitiFact rates it as false.
Hurricanes. Tornadoes. Riots. Terrorists. Gangs. Lone criminals. These are perils we are sure to face—not just maybe. It’s not paranoia to buy a gun. It’s survival. It’s responsible behavior, and it’s time we encourage law-abiding Americans to do just that.
Forgive me for not sharing LaPierre’s paranoid fantasies. I don’t live in a world where natural disasters bring out the worst in people. Quite the opposite. In my experience with blizzards and hurricanes and terrorist attacks Americans helped other Americans. Americans didn’t stand at their front doors with AR-15s and threaten to shoot those in need.
Moving on to page two of the manifesto… It’s all about fundraising for the NRA. Seriously. So we’ll skip that and move on to this:
Leftists tend to hate anything that has an image of being strong, good and successful. They hate America, they hate Western civilization, they hate white males, they hate rationality.
Whoops! That isn’t from Lapierre’s manifesto, it’s from the Unabomber’s. Forgive me for confusing the two. Here’s LaPierre’s closing paragraphs.
We have so much to be proud of as gun owners, shooters and freedom lovers. That pride, especially when it’s not hidden in the closet, is itself a form of protection for the Second Amendment.
We will not surrender. We will not appease. We will buy more guns than ever. We will use them for sport and lawful self-defense more than ever. We will grow the NRA more than ever. And we will be prouder than ever to be freedom-loving NRA patriots. And with your help, we will ensure that the Second Amendment remains America’s First Freedom.
We will Stand And Fight.
Oh my. Wayne LaPierre is the gift that keeps giving. I’m not entirely sure LaPierre is nuts, but I think his intended audience is – and LaPierre knows how to separate the nuts from their money.