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Wayne Lapierre, Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association and chief lackey of gun manufacturers, went before the Senate today and delivered this gem:
If a tornado hits, if a hurricane hits, if a riot occurs, that they are going to be out there alone and the only way they are going to protect themselves in the cold and in the dark when they are vulnerable is with a firearm. Firearm is necessary for fundamental human survival
The idiocy. The backward, tone deaf, insulting idiocy.
If only those babies in Sandy Hook had guns.
If only the thousand and counting who have been killed since SH had guns.
If only those who were shot today had guns.
Just for emphasis, you need a gun to protect you from tornadoes, hurricanes and riots, the cold and the dark.
Fifteen year old Hadiya Pendleton sought protection from the rain when a gun took her life.
Police say about 2:20 p.m., as rain began to pour, a gunman opened fire on Pendleton and a group of friends who’d taken cover in a park a few blocks from her school. Pendleton was struck and killed. Another teen, a 16-year-old boy, was wounded.
If only she had a gun.
Originally posted to JoanMar on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 04:18 PM PST.