Thursday, February 14, 2013

LaPierre's NRA Scary Tales, the Connecticut Effect & Nugent at SOTU


Wayne LaPierre on Daily Caller
Before I tell you how the NRA and our members are going to Stand And Fight politically and in the courts, let’s acknowledge that all over this country, tens of millions of Americans are already preparing to Stand And Fight to protect their families and homes.
These good Americans are prudently getting ready to protect themselves.
. . . A heinous act of mass murder—either by terrorists or by some psychotic who should have been locked up long ago—will be the pretext to unleash a tsunami of Gun Control.

No wonder Americans are buying guns in record numbers right now, while they still can and before their choice about which firearm is right for their family is taken away forever.

After Hurricane Sandy, we saw the hellish world that the gun prohibitionists see as their utopia. Looters ran wild in south Brooklyn. There was no food, water or electricity. And if you wanted to walk several miles to get supplies, you better get back before dark, or you might not get home at all.

. . . President Obama is leading this country to financial ruin, borrowing over a trillion dollars a year for phony “stimulus” spending and other payoffs for his political cronies. Nobody knows if or when the fiscal collapse will come, but if the country is broke, there likely won’t be enough money to pay for police protection. And the American people know it.

Hurricanes. Tornadoes. Riots. Terrorists. Gangs. Lone criminals. These are perils we are sure to face—not just maybe. It’s not paranoia to buy a gun. It’s survival. It’s responsible behavior, and it’s time we encourage law-abiding Americans to do just that.

. . . To preserve the inalienable, individual human right to keep and bear arms—to withstand the siege that is coming—the NRA is building a four-year communications and resistance movement. The enemies of the Second Amendment will be met with unprecedented defiance, commitment and determination. We will Stand And Fight.

. . . Every gun owner should be an active member of the NRA. Every gun owner should be sure that every member of his or her family is an active member.

. . . We will not surrender. We will not appease. We will buy more guns than ever. We will use them for sport and lawful self-defense more than ever. We will grow the NRA more than ever. And we will be prouder than ever to be freedom-loving NRA patriots. And with your help, we will ensure that the Second Amendment remains America’s First Freedom.

We will Stand And Fight.


There is no way anyone can read three pages of this nonsense.
~ Robert D. on Daily Caller

"Hurricanes. Tornadoes. Riots. Terrorists. Gangs. Lone criminals."
Because you need a gun to fight those damned hurricanes and tornadoes.
~ Doug D. on Daily Caller

You're right, a gun won't protect you from a tornado or hurricane. Wayne is just saying that it'll allow you to rob someone of their food and water.
~ Thoth on Daily Caller

And let's not forget about the Martians...everyone knows the Obama administration is secretly working with the Martians through NASA to take over the world...but they have to get our guns first!
~ RenegadeFL on Daily Caller

Is the NRA more or less threatening they will shoot and kill Americans who try to enforce laws they disagree with? Hypothetical laws that haven't even been proposed except in their paranoid minds? Because if you are threatening to kill Americans for enforcing the law, you're not exactly helping your cause. In fact, I'd say you're doing a fine job of making the argument for the other side. It's clear your type is incapable of being trusted with firearms. You are a clear threat to our society and should be treated as such.
~ Confabulat on Daily Caller

The only thing that will stop a bad zombie with a gun is a good zombie with a gun.
~ RDK541 on Huff Post

Hurricanes, tornadoes, riots, people wearing crocs in public, reality television, sales on Black Friday, plagues of locusts, lizard people...yes, yes, these are just some of the perils we face.
~ Sabazinus on Huff Post

If you want a government made up of Doomsday Preppers, just vote GOP.
~ Opposition Research on Huff Post

I am shooting at snowflakes faster than they can fall. I'll be damned if a storm gets in the way of my family.
~ snowygirl20 h on Huff Post

Have you hugged your AK-47 today?
~ sammy3110 on Huff Post


The Connecticut Effect

We have a strong agenda coming up for next year, but of course a lot of that’s going to be delayed as the “Connecticut Effect” has to go through the process. [...] What’s even more telling is the people who don’t like guns pretty much realize that they can’t do a thing unless they talk to us. After Connecticut I had one of the leading Democrats in the legislature—he was with us most of the time, not all the time—he came to me and said, “Bob, I got all these people in my caucus that really want to ban guns and do all this bad stuff, we gotta give them something. How about we close this gun show loophole? Wouldn’t that be good?” And I said, “no, we’re not going to do that.” And so far, nothing’s happened on that.
~ Bob Welch of the Wisconsin chapter of The National Rifle Association


The remarks by a NRA lobbyist that the organization's efforts would intensify after the "Connecticut effect" subsides are callous and offensive and should be denounced by the NRA. If the NRA believes that Americans are going to forget what happened two months ago this week, it is sorely mistaken. What the NRA doesn't seem to understand is that the so-called "Connecticut effect" is actually 20 children with their whole lives ahead of them taken from us in a matter of seconds - and six courageous educators who simply came to school to help children and, instead, lost their lives trying to protect them. The unimaginable pain their families and the Newtown community and our nation feel will not wear off anytime soon.
~ Senator Richard Blumental D-Connecticut, in an editorial on Huffington Post

Bob Welch is neither a staff lobbyist nor a contract lobbyist for the National Rifle Association. He does not speak for the NRA.
~ Official NRA Email

While it’s not clear whether Welch, a former Wisconsin state legislator, has ever been paid by the NRA to lobby the state legislature in Wisconsin, it is clear that he and the group he represents has claimed to speak for the NRA in the past.
Welch is a registered lobbyist for Wi-FORCE (Wisconsin Firearm Owners, Ranges, Clubs & Educators, Inc.). The Wi-FORCE website is emblazoned with the words “An NRA Chartered State Association” as well as a newsfeed from the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, the group’s lobbying arm.
~ Talking Points Memo

The response that most of us had to Newtown wasn't the "Connecticut effect"...but humanity. And humanity should be able to outlast the NRA.
~ Will Bunch on

The House Gallery in the U.S. Capitol had a distinctively Connecticut cast for President Obama's Tuesday night State of the Union speech.
At least half of the two dozen invited guests who were victims of gun violence are residents of this state. The guests, invited by the president and members of Congress, included the parents of a little girl killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14; a teacher wounded in the same incident; and the head of a liquor distributorship in Manchester where eight employees were shot and killed in 2010.
. . . We could proudly call Tuesday night's display of resolve "the Connecticut effect."
~ Hartford Courant Editorial


Ted Nugent at SOTU


State of the Union Seating Planners Troll Ted Nugent, Put Him Next to Gay Civil Rights Activist from Portland
. . . Lauderdale, best known for founding the "little orchestra" known as Pink Martini, is the anti-Ted Nugent: A liberal, Occupy-Movement-supporting, openly gay civil rights activist who favors gun control and loves classical music.
~ Gawker

From Raw Story
. . . there he was, sitting quietly in a corner of a visitor’s gallery on the upper level of the House chamber, a guest of conservative Republican congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX).
. . . Asked about Obama’s remarks, Nugent, best known for his 1970s hit “Cat Scratch Fever,” mimicked a slow yawn before offering his, well, critique.
“Does kiss my ass ring any bells?” drawled the Nuge, who sported a camouflage cowboy hat.
“I’m so excited that someone is going to bring about world peace and save the children,” he quipped.
“And thank God he’s gonna stop global warming, I was starting to get concerned.”
. . . “I’ve heard this predictable flowery feel-good speech of denial before,” Nugent said at one of his many stops in front of the TV cameras.
“It’s a scam, and I think it’s epitomized by his dishonesty in the overt attempt to infringe on our Second Amendment rights” to bear arms.
Nugent was eventually introduced to a reporter from the Voice of America.
The rocker grinned and interrupted: “I’m sorry, I’m the f—ing voice of America!” he boomed.

From Mediaite
...Politico reported that Nugent held court with reporters, telling them that Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI), who was paralyzed in a shooting accident, had “Shit for brains” because he was critical of Nugent’s attendance at the address. He also denied threatening President Obama.
NBC News’ Luke Russert later asked Nugent if he thought that was “an appropriate thing to say about a sitting member of Congress who’s in a wheelchair?”
Nugent, no stranger to feces, responded that it would take “genuine fecal material instead of brain matter” to suggest that he doesn’t “feel sorry for the victims of violent crime.”

(I will post some of the transcripts when they are available tomorrow)

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