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.
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.