Saturday, December 22, 2012

NYT: "Mr. LaPierre looked wild-eyed at times."

I've been thinking about this, and it occurs to me that the real culprit is bullets. Without bullets, guns merely are glorified clubs, and I can outrun them, not unlike wildlife fleeing cave men of old. And if cars are what makes us drunkards dangerous, I'm cool with banning them, and operating trams and buses, instead.

But what I do know is this. If I spray Bibles around the room, folks get deluded. Spray beer, and they get sticky. Paint, all multi-colored.

Gunfire? Well, you know the rest of it.

The N.R.A. Crawls From Its Hidey Hole (New York Times editorial)

No one seriously believed the N.R.A. when it said it would contribute something “meaningful” to the discussion about gun violence. The organization’s very existence is predicated on the nation being torn in half over guns. Still, we were stunned by Mr. LaPierre’s mendacious, delusional, almost deranged rant.

Mr. LaPierre looked wild-eyed at times as he said the killing was the fault of the media, songwriters and singers and the people who listen to them, movie and TV scriptwriters and the people who watch their work, advocates of gun control, video game makers and video game players.

The N.R.A., which devotes itself to destroying compromise on guns, is blameless.

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