Saturday, March 16, 2013


To suggestions that, instead of arming themselves with guns, women should take self-defense classes, Wayne LaPierre said, “The one thing a violent rapist deserves to face is a good woman with a gun.’’

By Bill Hoffmann

March 15, 2013

Wayne LaPierre doesn’t care if he’s called “crazy’’ by gun control advocates — because the National Rifle Association CEO says he’s got millions of red-blooded Americans on his side.

"As you can imagine, I don't get invited to many parties in this town, but that's okay . . . I didn't come here to be popular," LaPierre said in a rousing speech before the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday.

“The political eleites — they may not like it. The liberal media can keep hating on me, but I’m still standing, unapologetic and unflinching in defense of our individual freedom,” he said to applause.

"They can call me crazy, or anything else they want, but the NRA's nearly five million members, and America's 100 million gun owners, will not back down, not ever. I promise you that."

Since the Newtown elementary school massacre, LaPierre has been trashed by liberals for his refusal to back new gun control proposals as well as his call for armed security guards in every school.

But he’s refused to soften his views and reiterated to the CPAC crowd his belief that President Barack Obama’s efforts to put more restrictions on gun ownership is ineffective and a violation of the Constitution.

He also slammed politicians as “elites’’ for suggesting self-defense classes for women as an alternative to guns.

"You keep your advice. We'll keep our guns. The one thing a violent rapist deserves to face is a good woman with a gun,’’ he said.

"They call us crazy? They call me crazy and yet the people doing the finger-pointing are saying things that are absolutely bizarre."

1 comment:

bob walsh said...

Most women do not have the upper body strenght of most men. Impact weapons, like stun guns, require proximity. It sounds tacky and not politically correct but a gun is indeed a great equalizer.