The NRA’s Wayne LaPierre calls on Congress to pass a law requiring armed Music Festival Patrons

Filed in National by on October 4, 2017

Statement from LaPierre on the recent shooting in South Carolina:

The National Rifle Association’s 4 million mothers, fathers, sons and daughters join the nation in horror, outrage, grief and earnest prayer for the families of Las Vegas, Nevada and beyond.

While some try to exploit this tragedy for political gain, we must speak up for the safety of our nation’s music festivals. All the noise and anger directed at Second Amendment enthusiasts distracts us from addressing the most important, pressing and immediate question we face: How do we protect our musical festival patrons right now, starting today, in a way that we know works?

The only way to answer that question is to face up to the truth. Politicians pass laws denying music festival patrons of their second amendment rights. They issue press releases bragging about them. They post signs advertising them.

And in so doing, they tell every insane killer in America that music festivals are their safest place to inflict maximum mayhem with minimum risk.[…]

How have our nation’s priorities gotten so far out of order? Think about it. We care about our money, so we protect our banks with armed guards. American airports, office buildings, power plants, courthouses — even sports stadiums — are all protected by armed security, but not music festival.

Yet when it comes to the most innocent and vulnerable members of the American family — music festival patrons — 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!

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 in the VIP section next to you?

Now, I can imagine the shocking headlines you’ll print tomorrow morning: “More guns,” you’ll claim, “are the NRA’s answer to everything!” Your implication will be that guns are evil and have no place in society, much less in our music festivals. But since when did the word “gun” automatically become a bad word?

Note: These are the actual words of LaPierre on December 15th, the day after the Newtown Connecticut shootings where 20-year-old Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 children and 6 adult staff members. I’ve lightly edited the original sickening statement, and changed references from schools to music festivals, and changed an “us” reference (meaning the NRA) to Second Amendment enthusiasts.


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  1. mouse says:

    These pieces of crap will end up destroying all our rights but creating an armed paranoid society with check points everywhere just to keep their selfish unbridled access to any implement of death

  2. SussexAnon says:

    Because returning fire to the 32nd floor, 400 yards away in the dark makes so much sense.

    The police were on scene at the time of the shooting (like they usually are at large gatherings). One of them was shot and killed.

  3. Tom Kline says:

    Makes sense. Not every venue is near skyscrapers.

  4. alby says:

    In case you thought getting shot themselves will change their minds, think again:

  5. bamboozer says:

    Like many others I gave up after Sandy Hook, a nation that forgets the slaughter of children deserves what it gets and damned if we’re not getting it. As I write this I know the next slaughter, the next massacre and mass shooting is coming and soon. Will we ever wake up? Not in my lifetime I fear.