“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” said Wayne LaPierre, the N.R.A.’s vice president and most visible spokesperson. Gee, Wayne, thanks for the sound byte, but fuck you. There are many things that stop a bad guy with a gun.
The bad guy might have a conscience after all.
Or he might think he’s right, and you’re wrong. And he might be right.
Much criminal activity, especially armed robbery, is drug related. How’s that War on Drugs coming, Wayne?
He might have forgotten to tie his shoelaces.
He might not be able to run as fast as you.
In short, there are many things that can stop a bad guy with a gun. But the point is, don’t you remember how recently we all laughed at Westerns on TV because they showed a populace where everyone was armed and carrying — but people still got shot down like clay pigeons.
This speech, or performance, is pathetic.
Wayne LaPierre wants armed cops in every school. Amish ones, too, one presumes.