Different Day, Same Drivel

This is really starting to sound like a broken record.

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The reason alleged gunman Aaron Alexis was able to kill 12 people last week in the Washington Navy Yard shooting was that “there weren’t enough good guys with guns” present, National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre said on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday.

“When the good guys with guns got there, it stopped,” he said.

-Andy Meek, Time Magazine

NBC might as well have placed a cardboard cutout of LaPierre on the set complete with word balloon answers from his noteworthy news conference following the Sandy Hook massacre last December.

MTP moderator David Gregory, to his credit, called out LaPierre saying the that the Navy Base did indeed have armed guards present when the gunman entered the facility.

But LaPierre reiterated his stance stating simply that more good guys with guns were needed, all the while overlooking the obvious: a background check would have prevented or, at the very least, impeded Alexis from getting a gun in the first place.

Every time members of the National Rifle Association trot this windbag out to speak, they are revealing further to the public and many responsible gun owners that they are nothing more than a corporate shill for the highly-lucrative gun industry.