It’s time to throw an immediate blanket of security around our children.
Wayne LaPierre of the NRA at the Senate Hearing on Gun Control
Senate hearing: LaPierre INSANELY calls School Shield Program an "immediate blanket of security" for our children #momsdemandaction— 1MMoms4GunControl (@1MM4GC) January 30, 2013
Dear @nra, A friend is having a baby shower next month. What should I give her-- onesies, baby toys or an assault rifle? Thanks bunches.— Ani Sangye (@SangyeH) January 30, 2013
Baltimore PD Chief calls NRA CEO LaPierre's comments "creepy," says "can't relate to that kind of thinking."— Matthew Keys (@TheMatthewKeys) January 30, 2013
One only wishes [NRA Executive VIce President and CEO] Wayne LaPierre and his NRA board of directors could be drafted to some of these [school shooting] scenes, where they would be required to put on booties and rubber gloves and help clean up the blood, the brains, and the chunks of intestine still containing the poor wads of half-digested food that were some innocent bystander’s last meal.
~ From author Stephen King's ebook on Gun Violence
My problem with background checks is you’re never going to get criminals to go through universal background checks. All the law-abiding people . . . you'll create an enormous federal bureaucracy, unfunded, hitting all the little people in the country who will have to go through it, pay the fees, pay the taxes. We don’t even prosecute anybody right now that goes through the system we have. So we're going to make all those law-abiding people go through the system, and then we aren't going to prosecute any of the bad guys if they do catch one. None of it makes any sense in the real world.
~ Wayne LaPierre of the NRA
Mr. LaPierre, that's the point! Criminals won't go to purchase the guns, because there will be a background check! We'll stop them from the original purchase. You missed that point completely! And I think it's basic. (applause in the room)
~ Senator Dick Durbin, D-Illinois
Thank you for inviting me here today. This is an important conversation.
For our children. For our communities. For Democrats and Republicans.
Speaking is difficult but I need to say something important.
Violence is a big problem. Too many children are dying. Too many children.
We must do something. It will be hard but the time is now.
You must act. Be bold. Be courageous. Americans are counting on you.
~ Former Representative from Arizona, Gabby Giffords, opening testimony in the Senate Hearing on Gun Control
Actually...while we're having this hearing, and we certainly don't know the details, but in Phoenix, Arizona, there is another what seems to be possibly a shooting with multiple victims. And it doesn't seem like anybody's been killed, but the initial reports are 3 people injured . . . with multiple shots fired.
~ Gabby Giffords husband, Mark Kelly, at Senate Hearing on Gun Control
#NRAbackgroundcheck Are you a member of the NRA? Yes, then you pass.— Top Conservative Cat (@TeaPartyCat) January 30, 2013
New NRA mantra? If we have laws, only law-abiding people will obey them! #guncontrol— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) January 30, 2013
NRA logic applied to immigration reform: Why should we have borders? Criminals are going to cross them anyway.— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) January 30, 2013