The NRA: damned if they do, and damned if they don’t.

This morning, after a week of being threatened and castigated by lefties for keeping a low profile following the Newtown massacre, NRA chief Wayne LaPierre addressed the media. Reporters may have been expecting — or at least hoping for — a mea culpa from the NRA. Instead, LaPierre highlighted the vulnerability of our children in contrast to the armed security enjoyed by politicians, banks, office buildings, sports stadiums … everywhere but the gun-free zones that are our nation’s schools. He announced that the NRA will sponsor an initiative to equip every school with an armed police officer.

He also blasted the media for its role in glorifying killers like Adam Lanza by rewarding them with the attention they crave. Uh-oh …

While there is some disagreement among conservatives over the effectiveness of LaPierre’s speech, the reaction among the lapdog media is universal scorn:

Hmmm … sounds awful familiar, no?

And is it any wonder that the NRA might be reluctant to give lapdogs the opportunity to ask questions …

… when they’re conducting themselves like this?

Looked in the mirror lately, Michael? Sickening.

Meanwhile, the media is so hell-bent on slamming the NRA, they’re ignoring a shooting in Pennsylvania that has claimed at least four lives:

Looks that way. Perhaps when they finally get around to reporting on the news, they’ll also demand the NRA issue a statement on Pennsylvania. Priorities. Always.

  • greywulf1064

    Typical, libtards offer NO solutions only whining and complaining. Pathetic and lame as usual.

    • Lord Foggybottom

      No, they offered a solution: only criminals should be allowed to possess weapons.

      • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

        I think this sums it up EXTREMELY well, its phrased just right

        I would like to use that if ok with you.

      • greywulf1064

        And I will not abide by that solution. I have made a decision to be the sheepdog for my family. I will not let the wolves harm them.

    • Lord Foggybottom

      No, they offered a solution: only criminals should be allowed to possess weapons.

  • greywulf1064

    Typical, libtards offer NO solutions only whining and complaining. Pathetic and lame as usual.

  • J.R. Salzman

    Sadly, one thing I keep seeing is other media who are completely disconnected & ignorant of what they are covering. Guns, military, police, etc. They start with the narrative and then work backwards to try and plug in the gaps, injecting their politics as they go. In the case of gun control it is often a square peg being hammered into a round hole. In which case they look like morons.

  • J.R. Salzman

    Sadly, one thing I keep seeing is other media who are completely disconnected & ignorant of what they are covering. Guns, military, police, etc. They start with the narrative and then work backwards to try and plug in the gaps, injecting their politics as they go. In the case of gun control it is often a square peg being hammered into a round hole. In which case they look like morons.

  • J.R. Salzman

    Of all the media tweets above criticizing the NRA, I’d be willing to bet none have ever owned, operated, or fired a gun, or learned how to own/operate one safely.

    • fmahoney

      Yea because firing a gun is real hard. Discussing a point is real hard for you guys, agreeing to disagree and finding middle ground is real hard for you folks.

      Respect for life and other opinions are very hard

      • J.R. Salzman

        “Middle ground.” Where we give up our right to self defense, and they feel better about themselves. We want to talk about facts, and you want to talk about your emotions. You poor thing. Here, have a tissue.

      • ceemack

        Has it ever occurred to you that our respect for your opinions is directly proportional to their validity?

      • lainer51

        funny how “you guys” never discuss the 50 million abortions that have been performed in this country, but agreeing to ban guns rolls right off your tongue.

      • AaronHarrisinAlaska

        Except you don’t just “fire a gun.” Thinking like that shows how unqualified you are to criticize gun owners and organizations like the NRA and shows you have little to no experience with a fire arm. People like you present a bigger danger than the entire NRA combined.

      • WisconsinPatriot

        And ad-hominem is UNBELIEVABLY hard. Try again, you will get it.

      • JeannieJ

        I know I’m late to this particular game, but wow, fma…do you need a Midol? I’ve read the threads in which you fling your particular brand of poo, and I’ve yet to see you doing what it is you say we don’t do. But this particular post…yeah I’m definitely thinking “Midol”.

    • fmahoney

      Yea because firing a gun is real hard. Discussing a point is real hard for you guys, agreeing to disagree and finding middle ground is real hard for you folks.

      Respect for life and other opinions are very hard

    • peteee363

      most of them either own a gun, or hire an armed guard. don’t you see, we little people have no need for our protection, but they need thiers. libs all think alike, they will tell us what is for our own good, while doing the exact opposite themself!

    • peteee363

      most of them either own a gun, or hire an armed guard. don’t you see, we little people have no need for our protection, but they need thiers. libs all think alike, they will tell us what is for our own good, while doing the exact opposite themself!

  • J.R. Salzman

    Of all the media tweets above criticizing the NRA, I’d be willing to bet none have ever owned, operated, or fired a gun, or learned how to own/operate one safely.

  • $7610427

    I hope Texas schools are the first to implement this program. I want my son PROTECTED! I do not want to count on the slightest hope that crazy people won’t do crazy things…

    • 1SkepticalChick

      2nd that motion!

  • $7610427

    I hope Texas schools are the first to implement this program. I want my son PROTECTED! I do not want to count on the slightest hope that crazy people won’t do crazy things…

  • Red Fred

    Responsible people, completely trained in firearms are a necessity at schools. Banks have security. Why?

    • stuckinIL4now

      Good point. And it just goes to show ya’ that money is one of the many things that libturds value more than they value human life.

      • lainer51

        they aren’t too fond of that either – no one fights harder for abortions (preferably free) than the libs.

      • lainer51

        they aren’t too fond of that either – no one fights harder for abortions (preferably free) than the libs.

    • stuckinIL4now

      Good point. And it just goes to show ya’ that money is one of the many things that libturds value more than they value human life.

  • Red Fred

    Responsible people, completely trained in firearms are a necessity at schools. Banks have security. Why?

  • peteee363

    answering no questions, is like obama with scripted questions. why must the nra answer for the shooting, when the nra did not pull the trigger? obama does not want to answer for all the fast and furious shootings, nor does holder.

  • peteee363

    answering no questions, is like obama with scripted questions. why must the nra answer for the shooting, when the nra did not pull the trigger? obama does not want to answer for all the fast and furious shootings, nor does holder.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marcy-Cook/1001619613 Marcy Cook

    Best comment: “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,”

    • stuckinIL4now

      I agree. And isn’t that basically what the ending to nearly every cop show on TV usually is? Isn’t that what makes people clap and cheer at the end of a lot of action-adventure flicks in movie theaters?

      • http://www.shockandblog.com/ Jay McHue

        Even Adrian Monk once stopped a bad guy with a gun by using a gun.

      • http://www.shockandblog.com/ Jay McHue

        Even Adrian Monk once stopped a bad guy with a gun by using a gun.

      • Jack Deth

        Hi, stuck:

        Odd little known fact. Every prime time crime show on CBS during prime time MUST begin with a murder. I doubt ABC and NBC are far behind.

      • Jack Deth

        Hi, stuck:

        Odd little known fact. Every prime time crime show on CBS during prime time MUST begin with a murder. I doubt ABC and NBC are far behind.

    • stuckinIL4now

      I agree. And isn’t that basically what the ending to nearly every cop show on TV usually is? Isn’t that what makes people clap and cheer at the end of a lot of action-adventure flicks in movie theaters?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marcy-Cook/1001619613 Marcy Cook

    Best comment: “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,”

  • George Washington Mclintock

    Horrifying to have guns in school? No, someone disagreeing with your idiotic ideas is not horrifying, 26 dead women and children are horrifying. Fear-mongering and lobbying? Like saying we should take away peoples’ rights before all the bodies are out of the building, or fundraising off a massacre? Logic? Is it logical to focus on the tools the murderer used, and not ways to stop him as fast as possible? Or ignoring the MOUNTAINS of data about the catastrophic effects of gun bans around the world? Moral obtuseness? You can go to hell, you and your ilk are the one who are sneering at the obligation to protect our children. End of the NRA? 8000 new members a day and record gun sales, Mr. “9/11 was a inside job”. Nancy Lanza proves guns don’t keep you safe? Lord almighty, if these liberals think they can defend themselves while they are stone asleep, they should go join the SEALS, their talents are wasted in the media. Respect for life? Disregard for reality? Yeah, no supporter of gun-control respects life, or lives in reality. Advocating gun control as children die and people live in fear makes you as guilty as Adam Lanza.

  • George Washington Mclintock

    Horrifying to have guns in school? No, someone disagreeing with your idiotic ideas is not horrifying, 26 dead women and children are horrifying. Fear-mongering and lobbying? Like saying we should take away peoples’ rights before all the bodies are out of the building, or fundraising off a massacre? Logic? Is it logical to focus on the tools the murderer used, and not ways to stop him as fast as possible? Or ignoring the MOUNTAINS of data about the catastrophic effects of gun bans around the world? Moral obtuseness? You can go to hell, you and your ilk are the one who are sneering at the obligation to protect our children. End of the NRA? 8000 new members a day and record gun sales, Mr. “9/11 was a inside job”. Nancy Lanza proves guns don’t keep you safe? Lord almighty, if these liberals think they can defend themselves while they are stone asleep, they should go join the SEALS, their talents are wasted in the media. Respect for life? Disregard for reality? Yeah, no supporter of gun-control respects life, or lives in reality. Advocating gun control as children die and people live in fear makes you as guilty as Adam Lanza.

  • Lord Foggybottom

    There was a cop in my high school, all day, every day, and that was back in 1985. Never had a single incident of violence and not one parent complained – because the kids were SAFE.

    • NRPax

      We just had two security guards back in my high school (California in the mid 80s) but *no one* crossed them. Being told that they were looking for you was a Bad Day for the teenager in question.

      Unfortunately, the gang problem started up shortly after I graduated.

    • NRPax

      We just had two security guards back in my high school (California in the mid 80s) but *no one* crossed them. Being told that they were looking for you was a Bad Day for the teenager in question.

      Unfortunately, the gang problem started up shortly after I graduated.

  • Lord Foggybottom

    There was a cop in my high school, all day, every day, and that was back in 1985. Never had a single incident of violence and not one parent complained – because the kids were SAFE.

  • stuckinIL4now

    I’d bet that a lot of states with Republican governors will be seriously considering the NRA school safety program, despite, I’m sure, the vociferous protests of the unions.

    • peteee363

      alot of those republican governors are in right to work states, and i am positive they are not worried about the unions!

  • stuckinIL4now

    I’d bet that a lot of states with Republican governors will be seriously considering the NRA school safety program, despite, I’m sure, the vociferous protests of the unions.

  • Rella

    Returning soldiers/veterans in need of jobs. Schools need professionals with defense training. Win/Win

    • JeannieJ

      That would be an excellent idea, Mary…if there weren’t in an all-out push to have returning vets labeled as unstable. Larry Correia wrote a stellar blog about the issues of gun control, and he went into great detail about what won’t work, why it won’t work, and what, in his opinion will work. Very good read. Very practical and logical.

  • Rella

    Returning soldiers/veterans in need of jobs. Schools need professionals with defense training. Win/Win

  • Jack Deth

    Mr. LaPierre made an excellent presentation. Throwing a week’s worth of bile and venom wrongly directed at the NRA right back at the liberal media, culture and left coast “entertainment”.

    I have no problem with a federally funded, NON UNION, state run, NRA TRAINED and CERTIFIED cadre of armed guards at schools across the nation.

    Definitely want to see them at Sidwell Friends, Parochial schools and Catholic and Georgetown Universities.

    By all means, get the NRA involved. As much as possible. With background and criminal checks of all potential trainees and potential employees. That might just cut down on the number of pedophiles and other criminals employed in the school system.

  • Jack Deth

    Mr. LaPierre made an excellent presentation. Throwing a week’s worth of bile and venom wrongly directed at the NRA right back at the liberal media, culture and left coast “entertainment”.

    I have no problem with a federally funded, NON UNION, state run, NRA TRAINED and CERTIFIED cadre of armed guards at schools across the nation.

    Definitely want to see them at Sidwell Friends, Parochial schools and Catholic and Georgetown Universities.

    By all means, get the NRA involved. As much as possible. With background and criminal checks of all potential trainees and potential employees. That might just cut down on the number of pedophiles and other criminals employed in the school system.

  • http://www.shockandblog.com/ Jay McHue

    Armed, trained guards protect our money in banks. How much more valuable
    are our kids? No bells ever tolled for cash after a bank robbery.

  • http://www.shockandblog.com/ Jay McHue

    Armed, trained guards protect our money in banks. How much more valuable
    are our kids? No bells ever tolled for cash after a bank robbery.

    • walterc

      And we pay a bunch of money on armed guards for our elected officials. But it’s too

    • walterc

      And we pay a bunch of money on armed guards for our elected officials. But it’s too

  • lainer51

    Perhaps the president should “learn what press conference means”

  • lainer51

    Perhaps the president should “learn what press conference means”

  • danceswithsheeple

    How can so many people be so illiterate and ignorant of their nation’s history and founding? Without the 2nd amendment, there’d be no America! Don’t these people get that!!!

    • WisconsinPatriot

      I think they do, I also think that is EXACTLY what they want….

    • http://twitter.com/WilloughbyAnnie Annie Willoughby

      That’s easy. So many people know nothing about our history and founding because it’s no longer an important subject in the public education system. In fact, our history is now more likely to be demonized there.

    • LightSabre

      I wish my I.Q. was higher so that I could understand lib’s reasoning: that there would never be any murders by gun in this country if only we would just ban guns and confiscate all the ones already out there. They really, really believe this.

      • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

        You would have to go in the opposite direction to be able to understand liberals. The trick is not to think, you have to emote.

  • danceswithsheeple

    How can so many people be so illiterate and ignorant of their nation’s history and founding? Without the 2nd amendment, there’d be no America! Don’t these people get that!!!

  • NRPax

    Sounds like the press was not quite ready for Mr. LaPierre to fight back as strongly as he did.

    • 3seven77

      Indeed. Just illustrates the old saying, “The closer you are to the target, the more flak you’ll receive.” And yeah, that’s a gun-related saying.

      • NRPax

        I think that saying was a grandpa back in WW2. -:-)

  • NRPax

    Sounds like the press was not quite ready for Mr. LaPierre to fight back as strongly as he did.

  • dkhilly

    Everyone applauded at our school safety meeting when the police deputy explained that officers are now potrolling all the schools in the district…keep in mind I’m in the middle of the everyone-thinks-guns-are-scary North East…if these parents can all applaude and nod at talk of armed police and guards at our school, then I’m comfortable saying these tweets ARE on the fringe extreme.

  • David Harrison

    HEIL OBAMA!

  • http://twitter.com/paul92107 paul avery

    When there are no more school shootings because of armed guards the fools will say “See! it was a waste of money, they didn’t kill any intruders!”

    • Jarhead83

      There’s no reasoning with insanity…

  • Craig Clark

    Too bad the media doens’t recognize “speaking truth to power”. It’s amazing how our self described “informed’ class are not capable of considering new ideas.

  • G.

    One couldn’t expect the ever-spending pols to stop giving billions of American tax $ to countries that hate us and perhaps use those monies to help America. Now I realize that that’s not in the Dem/Socialist partys playbook, but it is a thought that most Americans would consider but not the lifetime members of Congress.
    Some sad shit

  • http://twitter.com/WilloughbyAnnie Annie Willoughby

    This is what the nation gets for voting in this Communist/Marxist Administration. They clearly identify themselves by attacking the rights of law-abiding citizens every time a criminal or murderer commits a heinous act.

  • mary kile

    Banning a gun is a worthless bandaid solution to pacify the public -after activists and politicians have whipped them up in a frenzy. Parents need to talk more to their children and be aware of what they’re feeling and thinking. Schools need to be aware of which of their children have serious problems. If they put the same energy to emotional and mentally ill children that they put into the bully campaign, maybe less violence would happen. As to having armed guards in school, I live in Texas where schools and colleges have armed policemen. Let me tell you, I always felt that my children (now grown) were VERY safe. The policemen were helpful and courteous. The children love them. They know the kids by name and were always offering help, including monitoring traffic to pick up kids.

    • 1SkepticalChick

      My experience with Texas schools was the same. Parents were much more involved, not only with their kids, but with the school system, also. My kids are grown, too, and my grand kids are in college now, It works.

  • http://ITSPEOPLE.com/ Tantalus XVI

    Who pushed the vi… who blamed the NRA? Still curious about why the NRA is somehow responsible. Libs are just mad he used the same tactics they did way back during the violent video game/music campaign in the 90’s. Call the wahhhhhambulance folks. They can’t take their own medicine.

  • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

    I fully support the NRA!!!

  • raldy

    So..no trained security guards at schools to protect the children, but federally funded, government sanctioned molestations at airports okay? Things are screwy, indeed.

  • rbtpowell

    Strange how the media champions the right to kill children in the womb, but summarily dismiss the right of all people to defend themselves. We have gone from lap dog media to full out state run media.

  • $23629333

    I’m so used to – and sick of – political figures walking on eggshells to avoid angering the PC crowd,* that I bounced off the floor – with a Barack Obama/Cheshire Cat grin on my face – when I read what Wayne LaPierre had said.

    If I had been advising him, I would have encouraged him to take precisely the stance he took. Beyond the simple fact that everything he said is true, there is the question of strategy. Generally speaking, the best defense is a good offense. While the portsiders want to talk about guns – and nothing else – the NRA and anyone serious about the violence we’re seeing must focus on the factors which result in young men taking up arms.

    Here’s the line I’d like to see the NRA and others use: if we’re to believe that children can be influenced by exposure to 30 second commercials, we must surely believe that they can be influenced by exposure to many hours of violent imagery.

    (* portsiders)

  • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

    Hmmmmm, how did that Pennsylvania situation end might I ask? Oh, an evil gun jumped out of the po po’s holster and killed the shooter. Does not fit the narrative I guess.

  • http://Twitter.com/jkerrysforehead John Kerry’s Forehead

    How many “news” office buildings have armed guards?

  • http://twitter.com/MoueLaMoue Moue La Moue (D)

    LaPierre is simply stating what a lot of parents are already thinking. If we ARE going to protect our children who attend public schools from people who BREAK the law, why is it such a BAD thing to have a Police Officer there? What Criminal is going to Abide the Law? You cannot regulate people so that they do not BREAK the law, unless you’re there with them, from the second they wake, until the moment they sleep. What, is Cradle to Grave, Womb to Tomb NOT enough for the Dems? Every gets to have their own Mind Monitor now. How much will THAT cost? And who gets to decide what ‘Normal’ is? Because someone else’s normal may not be the same as my normal. I say, you do what you’re gonna do, and I do what I’m gonna do. If YOU break the law, that is on YOU, not me. STOP blaming the Criminals Actions on Law-Abiding Citizens like me!