Saturday, December 22, 2012

O'Donnell: NRA's LaPierre Equips Mass Murderers

Lawrence O'Donnell launched a blistering condemnation of NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre in response to the latter's widely criticized press conference, following the Sandy Hook massacre, calling for armed police officers in every American school. He pointed out that the proposal is both unrealistic and ineffective, and stated that LaPierre also focused on violent video games and movies while discounting the lethal dangers of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. O'Donnell summed up LaPierre's legacy: "No country in the world has better equipped mass murderers than the United States of America, and that is thanks to the lifetime work of Wayne LaPierre." Watch:



O'DONNELL: Wayne LaPierre is the lobbyist who made it possible for the mass murderer in the Aurora, Colorado, movie theater to be able to shoot and kill and wound so many people without reloading even once. The law Senator Diane Feinstein pushed through in 1984 made large-capacity ammunition delivery systems illegal; Wayne LaPierre made them legal again 10 years later. …No country in the world has better equipped mass murderers than the United States of America, and that is thanks to the lifetime work of Wayne LaPierre. Every day since 1977, Wayne LaPierre has made sure that madmen in America can fire any gun they want and any bullet they want at any children they want, at any teachers, at police officers, at the president. The solution Wayne Lapierre suggested today to stop school shootings has already been tried in many places across America, including Columbine High School… When the moment came, the deputy could do nothing to stop the mass murderers. There was a good guy with a gun in the parking lot in Tucson when the madman there opened fire on Gabby Giffords and the men and women and children in that parking lot…

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