The gun industry and the NRA have reached a whole new level of irresponsibility in the pursuit of blood-soaked profits.
It's important to underscore how truly difficult it is to say anything about guns and gun control that are more insane than CEO and president Wayne LaPierre whose previous job was scamming Martini, Harding and Taber at Black Jack just before medication time.
We always talk about how we can better educate The Children to prepare them -- and the country -- for a future in a globally competitive world. But how in the hell are we supposed to do that when we can't even protect them in the place they should feel the most safe outside of their own homes?
Two months ago, the National Rifle Association (NRA) joined an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit over the National Security Agency's (NSA) phone metadata collection program, most recently published by Glenn Greenwald based on leaked documents from Edward Snowden. So why does the NRA support a national database of the mentally ill?
What LaPierre didn't mention was that Alexis shot and killed that guard, and, realizing he was out of shells for his Remingon 870 Express, absconded off with the guard's 9mm semi-automatic Beretta handgun and proceed to continue shooting. So to summarize in LaPierre's simplistic language, when the "bad guy with a gun" was confronted by a "good guy with a gun," the "good guy's" gun simply became the "bad guy's" gun.