Wayne LaPierre has adopted a new strategy to oppose any changes in gun laws that would prevent mass shootings. LaPierre is now claiming that arming women will prevent rapes.
LaPierre delivered his usual Obama is coming to take your guns conspiracy theory rant, “That’s their answer to criminal violence? Criminalize 100 million law-abiding gun owners in a private transfer? Build a list of good people? As if that would somehow make us safer from violent criminals and homicidal maniacs? That’s their answer? Are they insane? What’s the point of registering lawful gun owners anyway? So newspapers can print those names and addresses for criminals and gangs to access? So that list can be hacked by foreign entities like the Chinese, who recently hacked Pentagon computers? So that list can be handed over to the Mexican government that, oh by the way, has already requested it. In the end, there are only two reasons for government to create that federal registry of gun owners — to tax them and to take them.”
The NRA head’s desperate attempt to kill off any law that might reduce mass shootings included a new and despicable tactic,
I see a lot of young women here today. Here’s some more advice from political elites who know what’s best for you:Some members of the Colorado State Legislature think women are too emotional to deal with a violent attack. Senator Jessie Ulibarri said that, instead of using a firearm, you would be better off using “ballpoint pens” to stab an attacker when he stops to reload.
A ballpoint pen?
At the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, officials recommend that women defend themselves against a rapist with quote, “passive resistance.”
Passive resistance? The one thing a violent rapist deserves to face is a good woman with a gun!
They call me crazy, yet the people doing the finger-pointing are saying things that are absolutely bizarre.
Let’s take this to it’s logical conclusion. A woman who is in the process of being attacked by a rapist is supposed to be armed, have access to the weapon, have it loaded, and shoot their rapist.
This is the same fantasy scenario that the NRA claims would prevent school shootings if only all teachers were armed. The problem with this scenario is that rapists don’t usually announce their intentions in advance, so unless a woman has their weapon loaded, pointed, and ready to fire at every man they encounter all day long, I don’t see how a gun will prevent a rape.
What LaPierre was suggesting was that he would rather see women face potential murder charges for shooting their rapists than new laws about guns.
The NRA tried to use protecting children to advance their agenda. That didn’t work, so they have now moved on to women and rape.
Yes, we call Wayne LaPierre crazy, because that is exactly what he is.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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