Shame on Congress for allowing the ban on assault-style weapons and ammunition clips holding more than 10 rounds back in 2004 with the encouragement of the National Rifle Association.
Following yet another mass murder that was extremely deadly as a result of the NRA leadership’s decision to oppose the ban, the NRA’s fiery CEO, Wayne LaPierre — if he were anything other than an ideologue dipped in the intoxication of gunpowder — should reconsider his views on a ban that restricts the use of such weapons to any but law enforcement and the military.
Such deadly weapons and their hardware go beyond the perception of the Second Amendment to secure individuals in their home against intruders where the standard handgun or rifle meets this basic need.
In light of this recent national tragedy at Aurora, Colo., where deadly firearms have once again played a part, LaPierre ought to tell the membership that he is willing to stand unopposed to such a ban if proposed in Congress while encouraging the people’s representatives to vote their conscience and heart rather than worrying whether generous campaign contributions from the NRA will dry up should they support such legislation.
In doing so, we could then see whether this guy is more human or is merely a lackey for the gun industry.