National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre

Another Day, Another Dumb Statement From NRA Head Wayne LaPierre

The National Rifle Association chief said the problem with the Navy Yard shooting was that there "weren’t enough good guys with guns”

by Slate, September 23, 2013

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National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre

National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre

National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre blasted the renewed focus on gun control following last week’s Navy Yard shooting, saying the issue was much larger than that. Indeed, he said the bigger problems are obvious but there is an “elite” obsession with firearms. "The whole country … knows the problem was there weren't enough good guys with guns," LaPierre said on NBC's Meet the Press. “When the good guys with guns got there, it stopped.” The real problem, LaPierre argued, is that “the mental health situation in the country is in complete breakdown.”

 
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