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The NRA waited one entire week before issuing a statement about the Newtown, Connecticut massacre that left 26 people dead. When they did break silence, they once again broke a nation's heart.

The murmurs of disbelief coming from the press were audible as Wayne LaPierre stood in front of them and for over twenty minutes blustered and raged about how mentally ill people should be treated as criminals and it's completely irresponsible that red-blooded Americans who don't own guns still exist. The second amendment fetish freaks have clung to their AK's lovingly and screeched that it's the fault of people who don't have guns that people with guns are killing them, or as one firearm felating freak in Idaho said to me the day Seung-Hui Cho dropped 32 people at Virginia Tech in 2007: "An armed society is a polite society."

Because owning a gun isn't bad, but being mentally ill is. Yes, Wayne LaPierre stood in front of the nation and demanded mentally ill people be forced onto a national registry and treat them like criminals needing constant surveillance. Did you go on Prozac after your divorce? You have to register! Are you on Abilify to treat depression? You have to register!

Do you own assault weapons? Good job citizen, you're free to go.

The purpose of the NRA has been and will always be to promote the sale of more guns. Washington lobbyists are singular in their purpose and predictably address every problem must be handled by using more of the thing causing the problem. Of course Wayne LaPierre insisted Americans need to buy more guns, his organization is bankrolled by corporations that sell guns.

People who insist on inflicting more suffering on other people so they can selfishly reap the benefits have a mental illness called Antisocial Personality Disorder by the way. We commonly call them Sociopaths. Sociopaths have no remorse for the pain they cause others and will take advantage of a person's suffering to coerce them into doing the damaging behavior again, because it fulfills the sociopath's personal wants.

So the NRA's answer to small children being shot up in a school by a person we're not sure was or was not mentally ill is to put more guns in our schools so more people can potentially end up killed.

If this national registry of mentally ill people ever does happen, Wayne LaPierre needs to be the first person listed on it.

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  •  Yes. (6+ / 0-)
    If this national registry of mentally ill people ever does happen, Wayne LaPierre needs to be the first person listed on it.
  •  "An Armed Society is a Polite Society" is a phrase (2+ / 0-)
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    BusyinCA, dragonlady

    quoted from a Science Fiction author, Robert Heinlein.
    He also believed in duels and if you wished to be unarmed, you wore something to show you were untouchable; which made you a coward in the process.
    Just a piece of trivia.

    "If you tell the truth, you won't have to remember anything", Mark Twain

    by Cruzankenny on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 07:39:01 AM PST

    •  I'm confident (1+ / 0-)
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      BusyinCA

      The man who said that to me that day had no clue who Robert Heinlein even is, much less where that quote came from.

      •  I believe you. Remember, he was a Science Fiction (0+ / 0-)

        author, but if you were in High School in the 60's or early 70's you probably read, "Stranger in a Strange Land".
        You grok?

        "If you tell the truth, you won't have to remember anything", Mark Twain

        by Cruzankenny on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 10:24:41 AM PST

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    •  I think the phrase is backwards. (0+ / 0-)

      "An armed society is a polite society" doesn't quite work in real life. Just look at all the "trouble spots" in the world.

      IMHO, it is more correct that a polite society allows for an armed society. In a polite society, if a problem occurs, the inhabitants would apologize, discuss, agree to a solution, and only reach for their guns as a last resort, when all options have been exhausted.

  •  As I recall, Wyatt Earp disarmed the cowboys (3+ / 0-)
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    twigg, JG in MD, ssgbryan

    when they came into town and before they got drunk and began to get into fights. They could fight with their fists, but without their guns there wasn't any gunplay. They might leave town with a sore jaw, but that's better than not leaving town because you were gut-shot.

    So, even in a rather wild society where carrying a firearm was commonplace, there were "gun controls" that were enacted to protect society and to ensure the general safety.

  •  I'm realizing the NRA thrives on violence. (0+ / 0-)

      Taking your diary's title another step, when guns are the solution to every problem, every person will be a target.
       That means you.  And me.  Just for wanting saner firearm laws.  And every child who talks talks back to a "stand-your-grounder."  And every teacher who's in a union, and every teacher who won't carry a gun.  Every doctor who performs abortions.  Every politician who's a democrat.  Every republican who isn't a teabagger.  Every pharmacist who sells "Plan B."  Every person who steals a parking space.  Every person who plays their music too loud.  Every child who speaks out of turn... oh, you don't like that last one?  Just how do you think we'll learn to stay alive in such a polite society, if it isn't by cringeing down in our seats when the teacher with the gun on her hip looks at us disapprovingly?  The threat doesn't have to be stated, the implication at that age is staggeringly real.  My boy saw a tornado in a movie years ago, and he makes me reassure him there won't be one every time there's a storm.  It gets so I have a hard time separating reality from reassurance, and that's just the weather.
       Just out of curiosity, how long would it take to get your kid back, if he or she told the policeman on the corner, "I have to eat what's on my plate, or Daddy will shoot me with his gun"?  That might not be what Daddy said, but how is a little kid supposed to unthread Daddy's threats to the world with his anger at domestic infractions?  Most can't.
       If it's so clearly wrong at home, why would you ever imagine making the threat of deadly force the norm everywhere, all the time?

  •  We already do (2+ / 0-)
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    Alhambra, Hoi Polloi

    We already have a national registry of mentally ill people. It's call the NRA.

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