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NRA Press Conference Summed Up: More Guns

Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 12:00:53 pm

The Washington Post has a transcript of today's NRA press conference, and I hope you're not too surprised to learn that their idea of "meaningful contributions" boils down to two simple words: More guns.

The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.

Wayne LaPierre, the conspiracy-minded leader of the NRA, went on to propose that we build a "database of the mentally ill," which is a very sick irony coming from a man who absolutely rejects any such database for gun owners.

Other "solutions" offered by the NRA in this ludicrous press conference: armed guards in every school, and banning video games.

Other "anything but guns" excuses offered by the NRA: movies, music videos, video games, President Obama, hurricanes, the media, gun-free zones, and celebrities.

Former RNC chairman Michael Steele thought this press conference was "very haunting and very disturbing," and that pretty much sums it up.