Wayne LaPierre, CEO of the National Rifle Association, wrote an incredible op-ed published by the Daily Caller, after President Obama’s called for a vote on proposed gun safety legislation in his SOTU speech.
TPM: “LaPierre detailed in his op-ed the scary situations in which Americans will need guns to protect themselves, including ‘terrorists, crime, drug gangs, the possibility of Euro-style debt riots, civil unrest or natural disaster.’”
Here’s a list (which I’ve helpfully annotated):
- Latin American drug gangs (i.e. brown skin threat… enough said?)
- Hurricanes, and other natural disasters: (quote by LaPierre, demonstrating that he’s now completely off his meds: “After Hurricane Sandy, we saw the hellish world that the gun prohibitionists see as their utopia…”)
- Riots brought on by financial collapse: (No one will laugh at your stockpiles of gold and survival seeds now…)
- Terrorists: (Or turrists… fightin’ the war on turr!)
Hey, remember 9-11? What if all the good guys in the WTC had been armed! is all LaPierre is saying.
What other dystopian hellscapes did LaPierre not describe? Aliens and zombies. Obviously, he didn’t want to insult his NRA members. Conversely in any of the scenarios above, who would LaPierre’s personal bodyguards be protecting him from? Yep, his well-armed NRA members.