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Just to show how much LaPierre has been boxed into the fringe, Fox News host Chris Wallace destroys him on his show, watch the whole thing, it's great!

Wallace pointed out that the president's children face a larger threat than most.

"Tell that to the people at Newtown," LaPierre replied, referring to the town where an armed shooter killed 20 young children at an elementary school in December.

"Do you really think that the president's children are the same kind of target as every schoolchild in America?" Wallace asked. "It's ridiculous, and you know it, sir."

For LaPierre to justify his abhorrent political ad by bringing up the children of Newtown is just despicable, and Chris Wallace rightly put him in his place.

LaPierre also lies about gun registry and Chris Wallace smacks him down:

He predicted a universal gun registry is next -- a measure that, as Wallace reminded him, has not been proposed.

"Forgive me, sir, but you take something that is here and you say it's going to go all the way over there," Wallace said. "There's no indication -- I mean, I can understand your saying that's the threat, but there's nothing that anyone in the administration has said that indicates they're going to have a universal registry."

"And Obamacare wasn't a tax until they needed it to be a tax," he said.

The argument that Obamacare is a tax was made, primarily, by the conservative Justice John Roberts, so LaPierre is using a conservative argument to show that Obama is a liar. My mind is officially blown at this man's insane logic. Many Kossacks have also pointed out that Obamacare has nothing to do with guns, so now he is just reduced to parroting Tea Party talking points. And look at how fast Wallace points out
"well it was the supreme court that said that [Obamacare is a tax]".
Chris Wallace is not having this nonsense on his show! And all LaPierre can do, is ignore that statement, since he doesn't have a retort, and say  "I don't think you can trust these people." He then tries to pivot to his talking points, but Wallace says "forgive me sir, I'm going to conduct this interview". Wow. Brilliant stuff!

When, Chris Wallace says that Obama "is not taking away shotguns", LaPierre, lies and says that the Feinstein bill does include such a clause. NO ONE is taking away shot guns or hand guns. This man is LYING.

And finally, offered without comment, since it's been beaten into the ground:

"If you limit the American public's access to semi-automatic technology, you limit their ability to survive," LaPierre said.
But I would also like to point out that with main stream conservatives like Chris Wallace distancing themselves from this nonsense, we may be winning the debate.

Originally posted to coolelegans on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 08:26 AM PST.

Also republished by Shut Down the NRA.

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