The National Rifle Association’s clown car rolled through “Meet the Press” on Sunday…..
NRA bigwig Wayne LaPierre contends that if there were more good guys with guns at the Washington Navy Yard then more people would have been saved from Aaron Alexis shooting rampage. Um, the first person Aaron Alexis killed was a good guy with a gun. Never mind the fact that the Navy Yard is a ‘gun-free’ zone.
NRA is calling today for layers of security around our military bases,” LaPierre said, a similar ex cathedra statement to one he gave after the Sandy Hook shooting for armed guards in schools. “The whole country knows the problem is there weren’t enough good guys with guns. When the good guys with guns got there, it stopped.”
[David] Gregory pointed out that there were armed guards at the Navy Yard.
“How could anybody look at what happened this week and say there was enough security?” LaPierre said. “We need to turn seven minutes response, we need to turn thirty minutes before they bring down the shooter, into seven seconds and thirty seconds. That’s when we need to be doing and that’s what I’m talking about with armed response. There’s not a homeowner in northern Virginia, that if somebody is breaking in their door, would be satisfied with thirty minutes.”
LaPierre also called repeatedly for an effort to fix the “broken” mental health system. Gregory asked if he would be comfortable with someone who was voluntarily committed being barred from owning a gun.
“I think if they adjudicate you like Virginia has done now, where if you’re involuntarily committed or if the mental health people say you’re dangerous, you need to be in the system,” LaPierre responded, noting that people like Alexis needed to be committed. “If we leave these homicidal maniacs on the street—they don’t obey the law, they’re going to kill!”
LaPierre also brushed aside more restrictions on gun sales. Source: Mediaite