“I don’t own a gun and definitely not only gun control, we should abolish guns, the personal guns. That’s how far I’m willing to go.
…We have to find some sort of way in which we live together, some sort of way in which we move on, for the human species to move on without guns.”
“[N]ot only is [LaPierre’s op-ed on reasons to own guns] crazy stuff — and it really is outright, flat-out committable stuff — but worse, it has heavy racial overtones… so much so that I think it’s incumbent upon the Republican Party leaders, such as they are, to stand up and disavow Wayne LaPierre now, disavow the statement, says, It’s against everything we believe in, we do not scare people with images of Latino gangs and — and looting by looters after a storm, things that conjure up nothing but racial overtones.”
“Citizen LaPierre, who is this — is he this screamer of fire in the theater, this tummler of the lunatic fringe? Wayne LaPierre, watch him go to work. He just sent out a mass manifesto linking a lifeline from every spooked-out crowd in the country from one to the other, asking all to arm themselves while there’s still time — arm themselves.
Afraid of looting after a storm? Get a gun. Upset by illegal immigration? Get a gun. Don’t like crime or drugs? Get yourself a damn gun, man. That’s the Wayne LaPierre message today.
Worried about the debt crisis? Worried about the chaos that’s coming afterward? You know the drill, get a gun. Arm yourself, America.
You think this is crazy? Well, this is Wayne LaPierre talking, the head of the NRA. And what’s that tell you? It tells about a new division in America between the confident people who think he`s nuts and the scared, the really scared, who are listening to him right now.
…I have never heard this kind of talk. This talk is crazy. It`s reign of terror talk, like from the French revolution. Get your gun. You’re the one next.
…[H]e looks like he’s the boss. It’s like when Rush Limbaugh speaks and everybody go hides in a cave because they’re afraid of Rush Limbaugh. This guy, no matter what he says, if it has a racial tinge, they don’t call him out on it. Nobody seems to do it on the Republican side.”
“Wayne LaPierre, America’s most dangerous man, strikes again…”
“Any1 who would run out to buy an assault rifle after the Newtown massacre has very little left in their body or soul worth protecting.”
“Yes, last year we hit a record number of murders from guns [in Chicago]. And this year we are already outpacing last year’s numbers. Now, there are contributing factors that are not under anybody’s control and may seem odd, but it is factually true. One of them is actually the weather. There is a dramatic increase in gun violence when it is warmer. And we are having this climate change effect that is driving that.”
“The NRA is venal. They come after you, they put together large amounts of money to defeat you.”
“It used to be that the only way to get elected in the old Dixiecrat South was to be the farthest out there in backing segregation. Anyone who showed moderation was seen as soft. Anyone who talked compromise on Civil Rights was suspected of being on the other side.
Well, to win in today’s Republican Party, which began displacing the Dixiecrats a half century ago, you have to be the farthest out there backing guns. Show moderation, you get your NRA badge ripped off you. Agree to any rule on gun safety, and you’re marked as a traitor for life.
Well, it’s not just the back benchers. Today, some of the top people in the Republican Party, the people to watch — Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz — are right out there front in opposing President Obama on gun safety. So what happened? Why is the GOP the party of guns over people?”