Saturday, June 14, 2014

Note to Wayne La Pierre: There was a good guy with a gun trying to stop the Las Vegas Cop Killers. He Died Too.

Above: Philadelphia Wall Commemorating Gun Deaths.

From George Skelton's LA Times piece:
A good guy with a gun tried to stop a bad guy with a gun. You know, like the NRA preaches. It was a bad move.

The good guy got mowed down by the bad guy's batty wife.

She had been a good woman — one of those "innocent, law abiding" citizens the gun lobby is always exalting — until, like so many, she went bad and started shooting people.

An armed society really isn't a safer society.

The more guns sold, the better for gun dealers and for NRA membership sales. The worse, however, for the truly innocent who get caught in the crossfire of gun violence.
Times articles have detailed what happened in Las Vegas. A young married couple — Jerad and Amanda Miller — went berserk hallucinating about government tyranny, a common enemy of armed radicals. Jerad especially resented his marijuana bust. They decided to launch the revolution.

The pair — loaded with pistols, a shotgun and hundreds of rounds of ammunition — went to a pizzeria and fatally shot two armed policemen calmly eating their lunch. Then they walked to a nearby Wal-Mart, where Jerad fired a shot in the air and warned shoppers to run because cops were coming. "The revolution is about to start," he shouted.

One shopper — Joseph Robert Wilcox, 31 — stood his ground, pulled out a concealed weapon and confronted Jerad. But he hadn't noticed Amanda. She shot him dead.
So we know you were spouting some made up a story about that "good guy with a gun" Mr La Pierre, but it burns one family very deeply right now that their loved one believed your NRA enabling BS and was willing to do what he could to stop a terrorist attack by some of your fans.

  And this should teach everyone in the US that NRA explanatory speech is simply BS aimed at keeping the money flowing into the pockets of gun makers and sellers and yourself, Mr. La Pierre.

You aren't worth the lives of our loved ones, nor even one of their living breaths.

He is a Google cache of the LA Times piece I reference.  Google often dumps their caches rapidly, but you could try searching Google News or Google regular for  "More guns don't make for a safer society". 

Picture at top used via Creative Commons License Attribution (CC by 2.0) thanks to flickr user Tony Fischer Photography.